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Nanocontainer for environmental applications (Chapter 27)

Show simple item record Gonsalves, L.R. Kunkalekar, R.K. 2020-07-01T09:52:13Z 2020-07-01T09:52:13Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Smart Nanocontainers, Ed. by Phuong Nguyen-Tri, Trong-On Do, Tuan Anh Nguyen. 2020; 459-466. en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter focuses on the potential use of nanocontainers for environmental application, namely, for water treatment, gas sensing, and conservation of art. Although nanocontainers have numerous applications, its utility for environmental purposes chiefly tends toward environmental remediation. In the treatment of wastewater, the catalytic and adsorption properties of certain nanocontainers are found to be particularly beneficial for the removal of organic dyes, heavy metal ions, and toxic pollutants as well as to control algal growth in eutrophic water. Some hollow nanostructures have also been investigated for the sensing of gases like CO and H sub(2) and liquids such as H sub(2) O, ethanol (EtOH), and acetone. These nanocontainers showed improved gas sensing performance as compared to pure metal oxides or metal composites owing to their high surface area and large amount of inner voids. Reported studies on the use of nanocontainers for art conservation are limited. Nevertheless, a novel class of p-xylene in water microemulsions mainly based on nonionic surfactants and their application as low impact cleaning tool in cultural heritage conservation has been discussed as a sole example of this category. en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Chemistry en_US
dc.title Nanocontainer for environmental applications (Chapter 27) en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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