Nanocomposite Materials Based on TiO2/Clay for Wastewater Treatment

  • Soulaima Chkirida
  • Nadia Zari
  • Abou El Kacem Qaiss
  • Rachid BouhfidEmail author
Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)


The increase of global populations and rapid industrialization goes hand in hand with the intensification of the pressure of water supplies. Consequently, an extensive remediation is required as soon as possible before it would get worst in the future decades. In this regard, an extreme attention has been drawn toward the use of nanotechnology because of its effectiveness in using nanomaterials and nanostructured hybrid materials for water purification. Cotemporally, it reduces the use of chemicals and impinge on the environment.

In this chapter, we shall emphasize the different materials used in water purification laying stress on the advantages and multifunctions of the bionanocomposite and clays in the adsorption process as well as the dioxide of titanium particles in the photocatalysis, not to forget highlighting their synergistic assembling in the decontamination of water.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soulaima Chkirida
    • 1
  • Nadia Zari
    • 1
  • Abou El Kacem Qaiss
    • 1
  • Rachid Bouhfid
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Polymer Processing, Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR)Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NANOTECH)RabatMorocco

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