Simple nanobiohybrid for catalytic disintegration of toxic water pollutants

Das, R. and Hamid, Sharifah Bee Abd and Ali, Md. Eaqub (2015) Simple nanobiohybrid for catalytic disintegration of toxic water pollutants. In: Conference ISPlasma 2015, 26-31 March 2015, Nagoya, Japan. (Submitted)

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Abstract

World population is increasing day by day, which is calculated of about 80 million/year and total water demand of this huge population is almost 64 billion cubic meters/year [1, 2]. Moreover, industrialization and urbanization consistently polluted our existing water resources by adding notorious toxic pollutants, leading to simultaneously decrease in clean and safe water availability globally. Therefore, it is anticipating that about 1.8 billion people will compel to survive on Earth under water scarcity by 2025 [3].Conventional water purification technologies are time consuming, expensive, and have low affinity and efficiency to newly emerging anthropogenic water pollutants [4J. The paradigm compelled scientific community to spot light the issue and develop novel technology for ensuring clean and safe water availability to all. Among the many promises of new water purification technology, here we propose a combination of nanomaterial (Carbon nanotube) and biomolecule (Enzyme) or simply 'NanoBiohybrid' catalyst can be a judicious choice for developing a novel water purification technology for disintegrating wide range of water pollutants. In addition, the potentiality. of this NanoBiohybrid catalyst in both sensing and mitigating of organic water pollutants will be highlighted. The technology is a perfect example of multi-scale development and covers most of the challenges of existing water purification technology. We hope this "one pot" combination route can tackle a diverse range of water contaminants in near future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon nanotube; Enzymes; NanoBiohybrid; Water purification
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 00:26
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 03:00
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13402

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