Technology for a Sustainable Environment

The Potential of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Environmental Remediation

Author(s): Bhupinder Dhir *

Pp: 144-152 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815124033123010012

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) possess inherent properties that help them in improving the quality of the environment via the detection, remediation, and removal of pollutants and contaminants. The properties such as high reactivity, high surface-to-volume ratios, superparamagnetism, large surface area and biocompatibility are responsible for the extensive use of magnetic nanoparticles in environmental remediation. MNPs act as adsorbents or catalysts and help in the removal of contaminants from environmental matrices. High pollutant removal efficiency of magnetic nanoparticles can be exploited in framing low-cost-effective technologies for environmental remediation. 

Keywords: Chlorinated solvents, Environment, Magnetic nanoparticles, Organic compounds.

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