A comprehensive review on micropollutants removal using carbon nanotubes-based adsorbents and membranes

Khan, Fahad Saleem Ahmed, Mubarak, Nabisab Mujawar, Khalid, Mohammad, Tan, Yie Hua, Abdullah, Ezzat Chan, Rahman, Muhammad and Karri, Rama Rao (2021) A comprehensive review on micropollutants removal using carbon nanotubes-based adsorbents and membranes. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9 (6). p. 106647. ISSN 2213-3437

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Pharmaceuticals, steroids, personal care products, and disruptive endocrine substances are increasingly being used for healthcare objectives and to improve living conditions, resulting in the widespread presence of micropollutants in various water sources. Traditional water/ sewage and wastewater treatment plants are limited in their ability to cope with with these pollutants, making it challenging to supply safe and clean water for drinking and other domestic purposes. In this review, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNTs related composites/ membranes have been considered suitable for settling this emerging issue. The existence of emerging micropollutants and their deleterious effects on human and animal health are discussed in this review. The efficient removal of micropollutants from different water sources using different types of CNTs (pristine/ functionalized) and CNTs-based composites/ membranes have been reviewed and evaluated. Moreover, fabrication approaches CNTs- based composites/membranes are also presented with their merits and demerits. Lastly, the current barriers and future perspectives are discussed in detail. The present review provides an in-depth understanding of the removal of micropollutants from CNTs and CNTs related composites/ membrane and allows future researchers to resolve the barriers related to their applications at an industrial scale.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micropollutants, carbon nanotube adsorbents, carbon nanotube membrane, free-standing membrane, carbon nanotube, emerging disrupting compounds
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2021 12:58
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 08:00
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47632

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