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Competence of nanoparticles for removal of pesticides from wastewater: an overview

Singh, S and Kumar, V and Kapoor, D and Dhanjal, DS and Wani, AB and Bhardwaj, S and Ramamurthy, PC and Singh, J (2022) Competence of nanoparticles for removal of pesticides from wastewater: an overview. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90893-1.00012-X


Pesticides are applied to increase food production by controlling weeds, insects, and other pests in the agriculture fields. Indiscriminate use and application have undesirable impacts on the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem because of their high mutagenicity and carcinogenicity-related issues. Due to the high solubility and recalcitrant nature of pesticides, their runoff into water bodies results in the contamination of water bodies. Pesticides also alter the microbial processes by resulting in high chemical oxygen demand and lowering biochemical oxygen demand. To minimize the detrimental effects of pesticides on life forms, various approaches such as adsorption, chemical treatments, bioremediation, and photocatalysis have been developed. Nanotechnology offers promising benefits over existing technologies by using nanomaterials or nanoparticles having high specificity and effective performance against specific pesticides. This chapter aims to highlight various nanotechnological processes, their applications, and limitations for removing pesticides from wastewater. Approaches have also been made to investigate the mechanism, challenges, and forthcoming development of cost-effective nanomaterials for wastewater purification. © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Pesticides Remediation Technologies from Water and Wastewater
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 06:10
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 06:10
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/77237

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