Water pollution by new emerging pollutants is becoming a subject of global anxiety, with hazardous environmental consequences. The contamination due to these emerging contaminants is of great concern due to their endocrine, hormonal and genetic disturbance nature. Nanomaterials are used to remove these pollutants, which are capable to remove them even at low concentration. The research in the field of nanoparticles has gained a lot of momentum due to unique physical, chemical and biological features. Environmentally benign, sustainable and green processes are captivating the nanotechnology researchers by virtue of the problems concomitant with the conventional chemical methods. Conventional chemical methods of nanoparticle synthesis employ many organic solvents, toxic chemicals and non-biodegradable stabilizing agents. Therefore, nanoparticle synthesis using naturally available wastes like extracts of various parts of plants, various microorganisms and their metabolites as reducing and capping agents are becoming popular in the field of green nanotechnology. In our lab, we prepare various metal, metal oxide nanoparticles, biopolymers and nanocomposites including activated carbon/hydroxyapatite/MOF/MXENE etc., using sustainable resources for the removal of many contaminants such as dyes, heavy metals, antibiotics and herbicides. We also optimize the process by using statistical methods (Response surface methodology) and machine learning methods (ANN, GA, ANFIS).
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RAJA, S Dr., "Nanomaterials for environmental and biomedical applications" (2022). Technical Collection. 26.