Nanomaterials for Adsorption and Heterogeneous Reaction in Water Decontamination

  • Chun ZhaoEmail author
  • Yuanyuan Liu
  • Yongjun Sun
  • Jiangya Ma
  • Yunhua Zhu
  • Zhihua Sun
  • Zhaoyang Wang
  • Lei Ding
  • Guang Yang
  • Junfeng Li
  • Liqiang Zhou
  • Jun Wang
  • Guocheng Zhu
  • Peng Zhang
  • Huifang Wu
  • Huaili Zheng


In recent decades, nanomaterials have been intensively studied for water decontamination, especially for contaminants of emerging concern. Details are provided on a series of engineered nanomaterials for water decontamination by the mechanisms of adsorption, heterogeneous oxidation, and reduction. The degradation, mineralization, and detoxification of various organic contaminants and removal of several inorganic pollutants in aqueous environment by nanomaterials, evaluation of the feasibility of applying nanotechnologies in water industry are also discussed.


Nanomaterials Adsorption Heterogeneous oxidation Heterogeneous reduction Carbon nanotubes Graphene Magnetic nano-adsorbents Titanium dioxide Zinc oxide Iron-based nanomaterials Nano zerovalent iron Metallic nanomaterials FeS nanoparticles Nanocomposites Alloy nanomaterials Inorganic pollutants Organic pollutants Heavy metal ion Dye 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chun Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
    Email author
  • Yuanyuan Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yongjun Sun
    • 3
  • Jiangya Ma
    • 4
  • Yunhua Zhu
    • 4
  • Zhihua Sun
    • 5
  • Zhaoyang Wang
    • 5
  • Lei Ding
    • 4
  • Guang Yang
    • 5
  • Junfeng Li
    • 5
  • Liqiang Zhou
    • 7
  • Jun Wang
    • 8
  • Guocheng Zhu
    • 6
  • Peng Zhang
    • 6
  • Huifang Wu
    • 3
  • Huaili Zheng
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region’s Eco-Environment, Ministry of EducationChongqing UniversityChongqingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.National Centre for International Research of Low-Carbon and Green BuildingsChongqing UniversityChongqingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of Urban ConstructionNanjing Tech UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureAnhui University of TechnologyMaanshanPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.College of Water and Architectural EngineeringShihezi UniversityShiheziPeople’s Republic of China
  6. 6.Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesChongqingPeople’s Republic of China
  7. 7.Chongqing Solid Waste Management CenterChongqingPeople’s Republic of China
  8. 8.Chongqing Research Academy of Environmental SciencesChongqingPeople’s Republic of China

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