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Smart capsules for water treatment with recyclable carbon nanotube cores

TEM image of the CNT core-in-hematite shell structures. (Image: Dr. Choi, KBSI)

TEM image of the CNT core-in-hematite shell structures. (Image: Dr. Choi, KBSI)

Numerous nanomaterials are in various stages of research and development, each possessing unique functionalities that are potentially applicable to the remediation of industrial wastewater, groundwater, surface water and drinking water. The main goal for most of this research is to develop low-cost and environmentally friendly materials for removal of heavy metals from water.

Drinking or ground water could be contaminated by heavy metal ions such as lead, chromium, and arsen discarded from industrial waste water. These heavy metal ions are regarded as highly toxic pollutants which could cause a wide range of health problem in case of a long-term accumulation in the body.

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