Nanomaterials for the Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Aqueous Solutions

Amro El Badawy, Hafiz H.M. Salih

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Abstract

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are extensively used in a large number of industrial applications. This extensive use leads to the release of VOCs into the environment. The risk and health effects of VOCs have been widely reported. Some VOCs can cause developmental damage, damage to body organs, and cancer. Methods exist for the removal of VOCs from aqueous solutions; however, there is still a need for the development of more efficient methods to achieve this task. Nanomaterials holds promise for efficient removal of VOCs from aqueous solution as outlined in this chapter. The challenges facing the use of nanomaterials for VOCs remediation are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanomaterials for Environmental Protection
EditorsBoris I. Kharisov, Oksana Kharissova, H.V. Rasika Dias
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages85-93
Number of pages9
Volume9781118496978
ISBN (Electronic)9781118845530
ISBN (Print)9781118496978
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 27 2015

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Advance oxidation
  • Nanomaterial
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • ISTC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Badawy, A. E., & Salih, H. H. M. (2015). Nanomaterials for the Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Aqueous Solutions. In B. I. Kharisov, O. Kharissova, & H. V. Rasika Dias (Eds.), Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection (Vol. 9781118496978, pp. 85-93). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118845530.ch5