REMOVAL OF MICRO-POLLUTANTS USING GREEN SYNTHESIZED NANO IRON PARTICLES BY THE ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSRASHMISHREE K.N., S. SHRIHARI AND ARUN KUMAR THALLA
Advanced oxidation is a process of removal of pollutants and leads to the combustion of organic and inorganic pollutants or chemical components in the environment especially in water sources. Even though there are different effective processes, many studies have indicated that advanced oxidation process (AOPs) is a more reliable and sustainable method. Therefore, this paper explored the efficacy in the treatment and degradation of micro-pollutants especially using green synthesised iron nanoparticles. Micro-pollutants are mainly found in water bodies as a result of the anthropogenic activities, however, the chemical oxidation methods of AOPs has been found to be effective. The use of green synthesised nanoparticles are sustainable and more efficient than traditional AOPs. Therefore, based on the current findings the study has recommended the use of hybrid green synthesised Iron (Fe) nanoparticles for future applications in mass degradations of micro-pollutants. Another important finding was that green synthesized nanoparticles degrade pollutants that cannot be done by traditional methods of AOPs. Evidently, there is a need to conduct further research on hybrid green synthesised Iron (Fe) nanoparticles and AOPs towards degradations of micro-pollutants. Future scope of the current study has also been presented at the end of the study.