Emerging Nanotechnologies for Water Treatment Editors: Yanbiao Liu, Chong-Chen Wang, Wen Liu

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Rapid population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation have caused serious problems in terms of water pollution and the supply of safe water. Solutions for monitoring pollutants in water and for removing them are urgently needed and they must be both efficient and sustainable.

Recent advances in emerging environmental nanotechnologies provide promising solutions for these issues. The physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials can be tailored by controlling attributes such as their size, shape, composition, and surface, so that they can be both highly specific and highly efficient. This makes them perfect platforms for a variety of environmental applications including sensing, treatment and remediation.

Providing an array of cutting-edge nanotechnology research in water applications, including sensing, treatment, and remediation, as well as a discussion of progress in the rational design and engineering of nanomaterials for environmental applications, this book is a valuable reference for researchers working in applications for nanotechnology, environmental chemistry and environmental engineering as well as those working in the water treatment industry.

From the book series:
Chemistry in the Environment

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Dr. Yanbiao Liu is a full professor in Donghua University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2011), and then pursued postdoctoral training at NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) of National University of Singapore (NUS, 2012−2016). His research interests are engineering functional nanomaterials for environmental applications

Dr. Chong-Chen Wang is a full professor in Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture. He is the director of Beijing Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Building Structure and Environment Remediation. He received his Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2012), and then pursued the postdoctoral training at Beijing University Of Technology (2012-2015). His research interests are rational design and environmental applications of metal-organic frameworks and their composites.

Dr. Wen Liu is a full professor in Peking University (PKU), China. He is the vice-director of Department of Environmental Engineering and the head of Environmental Nanotechnology Lab (ENL) in PKU. He received his Ph.D. degree from Peking University (2014), and then pursued the postdoctoral training at Auburn University (2014-2016) and Georgia Institute of Technology (2016-2017) in USA. His research interests are environmental nanotechnology and environmental functional materials.