Nanosized metal oxides (NMOs) and polyoxometalates (POMs) for antibacterial water treatment

Authored by: Giulia Fiorani , Gloria Modugno , Marcella Bonchio , Mauro Carraro

Application of Nanotechnology in Membranes for Water Treatment

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138896581
eBook ISBN: 9781315179070
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315179070-9

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Abstract

Securing and extending potable water provision is a formidable societal challenge, as the available supplies of freshwater are facing the problem of extended droughts, population growth and competing demands from different users (Lee and Schwab, 2005; Moe and Rheingans, 2006; Savage and Diallo, 2005; Vörösmarty et al., 2000). Moreover, water sources can be contaminated by microorganisms, heavy metals, inorganic compounds, organic pollutants and many other emerging contaminants that can be harmful to human beings and the environment (Fatta-Kassinos et al., 2011; Li et al., 2011; O’Connor, 1996).

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