Methods for preparation of nanocomposites in environmental remediation

Gizem Ucankus, Merve Ercan, Deniz Uzunoglu, Mustafa Culha

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For environmental remediation, treatment of both air and water is an enormous challenge and a vast number of materials have been investigated for their ability to remove toxic chemicals and species from water and air. However, the search still continues to find the best material for the type of application. As an alternative to conventional materials, nanomaterials can provide new opportunities for coping with this challenge. In this chapter, detailed information about nanomaterials and polymers, which are used in environmental remediation, are discussed. Furthermore, the preparation of polymer nanocomposites is explained in two general categories: direct compounding and in situ synthesis. After examining nanomaterials, polymer, and preparation of their nanocomposites; recent studies, developing methodologies, and their environmental remediation applications are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780128110348
ISBN (Print)9780128110331
StatePublished - Feb 27 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct compounding
  • Environmental remediation
  • Heavy metal removal
  • Metal oxides
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymer nanocomposites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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