Nano Remediation, a Novel Approach to Sustainable Environment [article]

Cheran Easwaran1, *, Gokulakrishnan Moorthy2
2022 Zenodo  
Human activities are increasingly destroying ecological balance by releasing huge amounts of anthropogenic hazardous toxicants into the environment, contaminating soil, water, and the atmosphere, and jeopardising human public health. The use of beneficial nanotechnology to traditional environmental remediation procedures in an attempt to adopt a suitable treatment technology for cleaning up all of the waste left behind by the industrial revolution. Furthermore, this investigation highlighted
more » ... barriers that restrict nanomaterials' application and suppress the benefits of their superior properties; these barriers include environmental conditions (e.g., humidity, temperature, acidity, etc.), particle aggregation, and separation problems. Nanotechnology has been discovered to offer exceptional properties for complex, resilient, and multifunctional treatment techniques that can increase pollution monitoring and treatment performance while overcoming all of the aforementioned limits. In conclusion, nanotechnology has the potential to enhance environmental remediation by reducing the production of secondary byproducts, dissolving certain hazardous pollutants utilising zero-waste processes, and avoiding future soil contamination by converting pollutants from labile to non-labile phases. Finally, nanotechnology will pave the way for adaptable and dynamic systems that use cutting-edge approaches to detect and monitor a wide range of hazardous compounds and toxins in diverse environmental media.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6823820 fatcat:sippfd22b5attdhqpggmtgeg2e