A comprehensive review on micropollutants removal using carbon nanotubes-based adsorbents and membranes

Fahad Saleem Ahmed Khan, Nabisab Mujawar Mubarak*, Mohammad Khalid*, Yie Hua Tan, Ezzat Chan Abdullah, Muhammad Ekhlasur Rahman, Rama Rao Karri

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)


Pharmaceuticals, steroids, personal care products, and disruptive endocrine substances are increasingly being used for healthcare objectives and to improve living conditions, resulting in the widespread presence of micropollutants in various water sources. Traditional water/ sewage and wastewater treatment plants are limited in their ability to cope with faced with these pollutants, making it challenging to supply safe and clean water for drinking and other domestic purposes. In this review, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNTs related composites/ membranes have been considered suitable for settling this emerging issue. The existence of emerging micropollutants and their deleterious effects on human and animal health are discussed in this review. The efficient removal of micropollutants from different water sources using different types of CNTs (pristine/ functionalized) and CNTs-based composites/ membranes have been reviewed and evaluated. Moreover, fabrication approaches CNTs- based composites/membranes are also presented with their merits and demerits. Lastly, the current barriers and future perspectives are discussed in detail. The present review provides an in-depth understanding of the removal of micropollutants from CNTs and CNTs related composites/ membrane and allows future researchers to resolve the barriers related to their applications at an industrial scale.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106647
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Issue number6
Early online date23 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021


Dive into the research topics of 'A comprehensive review on micropollutants removal using carbon nanotubes-based adsorbents and membranes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this