NANOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR IN-SITU REMEDIATION OF HEAVY METAL(LOID)S CONTAMINATED SOIL
Journal: Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)
Author: Ahsan Maqbool, Wang Hui, Muhammad Tariq Sarwar
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Soil contamination by with heavy metal(loid)s (HMs) has been a major environmental challenge for decades and escalating with industrialization development which is considered as a hindrance of socioeconomic development. Nevertheless, cost and time-effective, and sustainable in-situ remediation technologies remain facing technical and operational lacking. Magnetic nanomaterials have shown promising means of an innovative in-situ remediation strategy for the removal of PTMs contaminated soil. Magnetic adsorbent having high efficiency and capacity towards the removal of PTMs, and enormous reusability. Also, magnetic nanocomposite has improved with functionalization of groups on their large surface which increase the adsorption capability of the adsorbent. Nanotechnology development sector or enterprises as lack of field application of magnetic nanomaterials at commercial scale due to non-availability of required tools and materials. This information may support further environmental na notechnology for contaminated soil.