Application of nanoparticle technology in water and wastewater treatment (Overview)

Application of nanoparticle technology in water and wastewater treatment (Overview)

  • Marjan Salari Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sirjan University of Technology, Kerman
  • Hadiseh Hosseini
Keywords: Keywords: Nano-composite, wastewater treatment, Disinfection, Nanomembranes.


Water is the most important substance for human life. Water has been the only element that cause gave rise to life for human civilizations from the beginning until now. Many different methods have been used to treat water to date. These mentioned nanoparticles are used for three groups of pollutants such as pesticides, microorganisms, and heavy metals. This review article by investigation international articles from 2019 to 2020 in a library and descriptive manner paid to new achievements in nanotechnology in the field of water and wastewater treatment.  The result of nanotechnology for water and wastewater treatment is increasing day by day. The unique properties of nanomaterials show many opportunities for water and wastewater treatment. All three categories, i.e., nano-adsorbents have commercial products, activated membranes in nanotechnology, and nano-photocatalysts, however, they have not been used on a large scale in water or wastewater treatment. Several other nanotechnologies for water treatment have made significant advances in the past to control water pollution problems, and they will make more progress in the future. Nanotechnology-based treatment offers highly effective, competent, flexible, and environmentally friendly approaches. These methods are more commercial, less tedious, and much less waste than conventional methods.


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Salari M, Hosseini H. Application of nanoparticle technology in water and wastewater treatment (Overview). AANBT [Internet]. 20Dec.2021 [cited 21Oct.2021];2(4):86-2. Available from: