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Micromotors for environmental applications: a review

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Self-propelled micromotors represent a new paradigm in the environmental field, greatly enhancing the efficiency of traditional operations due to the actively moving matter phenomena. This review highlights current opportunities and challenges in the use of micromotors for enhancing pollutant degradation and removal, accelerating bacterial killing or enabling dynamic environmental monitoring. Such studies exemplify the wide range of potential environmental applications of dynamic micromachines associated with their continuous motion, force and functionality. We will conclude with the challenges of moving these exciting advances from the bench scale to larger-scale field applications.

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2018, accepted on 16 May 2018 and first published on 18 May 2018

Article type: Frontier
DOI: 10.1039/C8EN00299A
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Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2018,5, 1530-1544

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    Micromotors for environmental applications: a review

    B. Jurado-Sánchez and J. Wang, Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2018, 5, 1530
    DOI: 10.1039/C8EN00299A

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