Silver Nanoparticles for Waste Water Management

Geetha Palani, Herri Trilaksana, R. Merlyn Sujatha, Karthik Kannan, Sundarakannan Rajendran, Kinga Korniejenko, Marek Nykiel, Marimuthu Uthayakumar

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Rapidly increasing industrialisation has human needs, but the consequences have added to the environmental harm. The pollution caused by several industries, including the dye industries, generates a large volume of wastewater containing dyes and hazardous chemicals that drains industrial effluents. The growing demand for readily available water, as well as the problem of polluted organic waste in reservoirs and streams, is a critical challenge for proper and sustainable development. Remediation has resulted in the need for an appropriate alternative to clear up the implications. Nanotechnology is an efficient and effective path to improve wastewater treatment/remediation. The effective surface properties and chemical activity of nanoparticles give them a better chance to remove or degrade the dye material from wastewater treatment. AgNPs (silver nanoparticles) are an efficient nanoparticle for the treatment of dye effluent that have been explored in many studies. The antimicrobial activity of AgNPs against several pathogens is well-recognised in the health and agriculture sectors. This review article summarises the applications of nanosilver-based particles in the dye removal/degradation process, effective water management strategies, and the field of agriculture.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3520
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023


  • agriculture wastes
  • dye removal
  • silver nanoparticle
  • water management


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