Removal of Antibiotics in Aqueous Phase Using Silica-Based Immobilized Nanomaterials: A Review
Environmental Technology and Innovation
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Immobilizing nanomaterials in highly porous, surface active, structurally stable, natural and synthetic silica-based materials have been reported to produce new composites with exceptional contaminant adsorption and/or catalytic degradation capabilities that are suitable for removing organic contaminants in water. Despite their potential benefits, these novel materials have not been exhaustively tested for their removal of antibiotics in an aqueous phase, and therefore their capability to eliminate such undesirable contaminants from the environment is unknown. This review paper analyzes the key physical and chemical characteristics of different natural and synthetic silica-based nanomaterial composites used to remove antibiotics from the aqueous phase and their performance in such environmental applications, as well as identifies current knowledge gaps and potential directions for further research and development.
Antibiotics; Silica-based materials; Nanomaterial composites; Adsorption; Advanced oxidation processes
Biomechanical Engineering | Nanotechnology Fabrication
Zeidman, A. B.,
Rodriguez-Narvaez, O. M.,
Bandala, E. R.
Removal of Antibiotics in Aqueous Phase Using Silica-Based Immobilized Nanomaterials: A Review.
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