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Sci Total Environ. 2008 Aug 1;400(1-3):42-51. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.07.002. Epub 2008 Aug 8.

Use of iron-based technologies in contaminated land and groundwater remediation: a review.

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  • 1School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK. A.Cundy@brighton.ac.uk


Reactions involving iron play a major role in the environmental cycling of a wide range of important organic, inorganic and radioactive contaminants. Consequently, a range of environmental clean-up technologies have been proposed or developed which utilise iron chemistry to remediate contaminated land and surface and subsurface waters, e.g. the use of injected zero zero-valent iron nanoparticles to remediate organic contaminant plumes; the generation of iron oxyhydroxide-based substrates for arsenic removal from contaminated waters; etc. This paper reviews some of the latest iron-based technologies in contaminated land and groundwater remediation, their current state of development, and their potential applications and limitations.

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