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Degradation of lindane contaminated soil using zero-valent iron nanoparticles.
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PMID:  21485858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Lindane, has been classified by the United States Environment Protection Agency as a potent carcinogen and teratogen. Zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) have been shown to effectively transform chlorinated hydrocarbons, organochlorine pesticides. An attempt has been made to explore the potential of nZVI for the remediation of Lindane contaminated soil. nZVI was synthesized by reducing FeCl3 with NaBH4. Lindane (10 microg/g) completely disappeared from spiked soil within 24 hours at nZVI concentration of 1.6 g/L, indicating its possible use in environmental cleanup. Reductive dehalogenation is the predominant mechanism for the removal of Lindane from spiked soil by nZVI. Dechlorination was further confirmed by the chloride ion release.
Ritu Singh; Anju Singh; Virendra Misra; Rana P Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomedical nanotechnology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1550-7033     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biomed Nanotechnol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230869     Medline TA:  J Biomed Nanotechnol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Environmental Toxicology Group, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR), M. G. Marg, Lucknow 226001, India.
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