Separation Techniques with Nanomaterials: Chromatography and Membrane Applications of Nanomaterials
This chapter outlines the fundamentals and theory behind the use of nanomaterials (NMs) in separation science. To date, NMs have successfully been used in many branches of separation science, specifically in pharmaceutical, clinical and environmental applications. Here, the sole focus is on the latest innovations in separation science using NMs for environmental analysis. Firstly, the concepts and theory that underpin this technology will be detailed along with the reasoning behind the use of NMs with miniaturised chemical separation technologies. Some chosen applications involving NM membrane and chromatographic separation techniques will be detailed and discussed, followed by a reflection on the future direction of this exciting and promising technology.