Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWNTs) and their Composites for the Treatment of Organic Compounds in Industrial and Municipal Wastewater

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Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWNTs) and their Composites for the Treatment of Organic Compounds in Industrial and Municipal Wastewater

Q. Zaib, F. Ahmad

The presence of common industrial organic compounds and emerging micropollutants (e.g., pharmaceuticals and personal care products) in industrial and municipal wastewaters, respectively, has been recognized as a serious environmental problem owing to the recalcitrance and persistence of these compounds in the aquatic environment. In the past two decades, carbon nanotubes and their composites have been gradually applied for the removal of undesirable organic contaminants from water via adsorption. This chapter describes the removal of established toxic chemicals from oil and gas produced water and emerging micropollutants from treated municipal wastewater through the application of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and their composites with titanium dioxide.

Keywords
MWNTs, TiO₂, Adsorption, Photocatalysis, Organic Compounds

Published online 5/1/2018, 21 pages

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291715-9

Part of the book on Organic Pollutants in Wastewater II

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