Carbon nanotubes (CNTs): A potential nanomaterial for water purification

Bharti Arora, Pankaj Attri

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Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been used as an excellent material for catalysis, separation, adsorption and disinfection processes. CNTs have grabbed the attention of the scientific community and they have the potential to adsorb most of the organic compounds from water. Unlike, reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF) and ultrafiltration (UF) membranes aligned CNT membranes can act as high-flow desalination membranes. CNTs provide a relatively safer electrode solution for biosensors. The article is of the utmost importance for the scientists and technologists working in water purification technologies to eliminate the water crisis in the future. The review article forms the nucleus of all CNT research in the area of water purification.

Original languageEnglish
Article number135
JournalJournal of Composites Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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