Zero-valent iron nanoparticles for environmental Hg (II) removal: a review

Bilal Ibrahim Dan-Iya and Abuzar Khan and Mohd Yunus Abd Shukor and Mohd Khalizan Sabullah and Noor Azlina Masdor (2023) Zero-valent iron nanoparticles for environmental Hg (II) removal: a review. PeerJ. pp. 1-39. ISSN 2167-8359

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Mercury is a natural, long-lasting, and bio-accumulative contaminant found in both soil and water. Mercury is toxic and its organic derivative, methylmercury (MeHg), could be lethal. The increasing level of mercury in the environment is a threat, as it can easily enter the food chain upon exposure. Zero-valent iron nanoparticle (nZVI), an environmentally friendly nanomaterial, is envisaged as an ideal candidate for the remediation of metal pollutions in soil and water bodies. Due to low toxicity and decent activity, nZVI and its corrosion products have shown huge potential for the removal of heavy metals from soil and water. It has been widely applied for the removal of heavy metals including mercury and other organic and inorganic contaminants. In this review, the current preparation methodology, characterization techniques, reductive mechanism for heavy metal removal with focus on mercury is reviewed. This review discusses the use of nZVI for the removal of mercury and demonstrates that nZVI possesses high reactivities for mercury removal and have great application prospects in environmental remediation. Some recommendations are proposed and conclusions drawn for future research.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Zero-valent iron nanoparticle, Adsorption, Mercury removal
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD1-999 Chemistry > QD241-441 Organic chemistry
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD1-1066 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > TD419-428 Water pollution
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2024 16:21
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2024 16:21

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