324 pages | 19 Color Illus. | 36 B/W Illus.
Nanotechnology has a great potential for providing efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable solutions to face the increasing requirements on quality and quantity of fresh water for industrial, agricultural, or human use. Iron nanomaterials, either zerovalent iron (nZVI) or iron oxides (nFeOx), present key physicochemical properties that make them particularly attractive as contaminant removal agents for water and soil cleaning. The large surface area of these nanoparticles imparts high sorption capacity to them, along with the ability to be functionalized for the enhancement of their affinity and selectivity. However, one of the most important properties is the outstanding capacity to act as redox-active materials, transforming the pollutants to less noxious chemical species by either oxidation or reduction, such as reduction of Cr(VI) to Cr(III) and dehalogenation of hydrocarbons.
This book focuses on the methods of preparation of iron nanomaterials that can carry out contaminant removal processes and the use of these nanoparticles for cleaning waters and soils. It carefully explains the different aspects of the synthesis and characterization of iron nanoparticles and methods to evaluate their ability to remove contaminants, along with practical deployment. It overviews the advantages and disadvantages of using iron-based nanomaterials and presents a vision for the future of this nanotechnology. While this is an easy-to-understand book for beginners, it provides the latest updates to experts of this field. It also opens a multidisciplinary scope for engineers, scientists, and undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Although there are a number of books published on the subject of nanomaterials, not too many of them are especially devoted to iron materials, which are rather of low cost, are nontoxic, and can be prepared easily and envisaged to be used in a large variety of applications. The literature has scarce reviews on preparation of iron nanoparticles from natural sources and lacks emphasis on the different processes, such as adsorption, redox pathways, and ionic exchange, taking place in the removal of different pollutants. Reports and mechanisms on soil treatment are not commonly found in the literature. This book opens a multidisciplinary scope for engineers and scientists and also for undergraduate or postgraduate students.
Chapter 1: The Story and Future of Nanoparticulated Iron Materials
Marta I. Litter
Chapter 2: Nano Zerovalent Iron (nZVI) Particle Composites for Water Treatment: An Overview
S. J. Tesh, H. Pullin, and T. B. Scott
Chapter 3: Adsorption of Groundwater Pollutants by Iron Nanomaterials
Dimitris Dermatas, Thanasis Mpouras, Nymphodora Papassiopi, Christiana Mystrioti,
Aikaterini Toli, and Iraklis Panagiotakis
Chapter 4: Application of Nano Zero Valent Iron (nZVI) for Water Treatment and Soil Remediation: Emerging Nanohybrid Approach and Environmental Implications
Nirupam Aich, Chunming Su, Ijung Kim, and Arvid Md. Masoud
Chapter 5: An Integrated Experimental and Modeling Approach to Assess the Mobility of Iron-based Nanoparticles in Groundwater Systems
Tiziana Tosco, Carlo Bianco, and Rajandrea Sethi
Chapter 6: Nano Zerovalent Iron (nZVI) Particles for Groundwater and Soil Treatment: Monitoring and Control of Their Solid State Synthesis, Stability, and Activity
Jan Filip, Jana Soukupová, Josef Kašlík, Jan Slunský, and Radek Zbořil
Chapter 7: Nanoiron for Site Remediation: Bench Scale Assessment and Field Applications
Chapter 8: Use of Nanoparticulated Iron Materials for Chromium, Arsenic, and Uranium Removal from Water
Natalia Quici, Martín Meichtry, and Nahuel Montesinos
Chapter 9: Iron Nanoparticles for Cr(VI) Removal from Contaminated Soil
Luca Di Palma, Elisabetta Petrucci, Nicola Verdone, and Giorgio Vilardi
Chapter 10: Nitrate Removal by Bimetallic Catalysts Supported by Iron Nanomaterials
Shanawar Hamid, Sungjun Bae, and Woojin Lee
Chapter 11: Iron or Iron-based Bimetallic Nanoparticle-Immobilized Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers for Environmental Remediation Applications
Shili Xiao and Xiangyang Shi
Chapter 12: Environmental Effects of the Application of Iron Nanoparticles for Site Remediation
Ekain Cagigal, Marta Ocejo, José Luis R. Gallego, Ana I. Peláez, and Eduardo Rodríguez- Valdés
Chapter 13: Future and Perspectives of the Use of Iron Nanoparticles for Water and Soil Remediation
Marta I. Litter