Bacterial nanotechnology: The intersection impact of bacteriology and nanotechnology on the wastewater treatment sector

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Abstract

Wastewater treatment is one of the top priorities on the global research agenda with several techniques proposed to increase the efficiency of the process. Conventional methods are still facing major obstacles, so there is an urgent need for novel approaches to achieve maximum effectiveness with minimal economic and environmental impact. The interesting interaction between bacterial cells and NMs is the focus of a relatively new field, referred to in this review as Bacterial Nanotechnology (Bac-Nano), which can positively contribute to the development of wastewater treatment technologies. However, it is also believed that incorporating NMs into various wastewater treatment systems may lead to new economic and ecological challenges compared to conventional technologies. In this review, the various applications of Bac-Nano for wastewater treatment are critically analyzed in terms of economic feasibility, performance, environmental risk, and the potential for commercial-scale development. These applications are evaluated to determine which might be the most suitable to replace current wastewater treatment technology.

Original languageBritish English
Article number109212
JournalJournal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

Keywords

  • Antibacterial
  • Bacterial nanotechnology
  • Economic feasibility
  • Nanomaterials
  • Wastewater treatment

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