Nanomaterials have been providing ample opportunities to make significant developments in many frontiers including biological advancements, medicinal growth, and nuclear approaches, or even in the healthcare and lifestyle enhancements. In the last decade, nanomaterials like nanoparticles, nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes (CNT), and zinc, iron, or even titanium oxide nanoparticles have been extensively used in wastewater and groundwater filtrations or treatment in a state-of-the-art way. These materials have a unique quality of superior adsorption of polluting matters from water due to their larger specific surface area as well as higher reactivity in comparison with conventional adsorbents. The higher surface reactivity and special molecular structure enable these nanomaterials to be used in an effective way to clean and purify wastewater in the industry as well as for municipal and domestic use.
Kunal Singha, Subhankar Maity, Pintu Pandit, Saptarshi Maiti, Shanmugasundaram O. Lakshmanan, Chapter One - Nanotechnologies for wastewater treatment, Editor(s): Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, In The Textile Institute Book Series, Sustainable Technologies for Textile Wastewater Treatments, Woodhead Publishing, 2021, Pages 1-12, ISBN 9780323858298, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-85829-8.00009-2.,