Mini Review Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 1 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/Nanotechnol.2.020

Nanotechnology in Water Treatment: An Optimistic Perspective for the Near Future

  • 1Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Campus Duque de Caxias, Brazil
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Corresponding Author

Bianca Pizzorno Backx, biapizzorno@caxias.ufrj.br

Received Date: April 15, 2021

Accepted Date: June 01, 2021


Due to water scarcity and the growing disputes over this vital supply, alternatives for the decontamination and reuse of water are among the most requested technologies to solve those problems. Nanotechnology can significantly contribute to the evolution of these devices since nanoscale materials have mechanical, catalytic, even antimicrobial properties that increase the effectiveness of decontamination, filtration and desalination processes, which will be addressed in this article.


Nanomaterials, Decontamination of effluents, Water treatment, Antimicrobial effect, Adsorption

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