Applications of nanozymes in the environment

Yutong Meng, Wenfeng Li, Xiangliang Pan (Lead / Corresponding author), Geoffrey Michael Gadd

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    Abstract

    Nanozymes are inorganic nanoparticles that mimic the enzyme-like properties in redox reactions, processing both unique properties of nanomaterials and a catalytic function. Because of high catalytic activity, stability and multifunctionality, nanozyme are of increasingly wide interest in the fields of environmental science and technology. In this article, we review the most recent advances of nanozyme research for environmental pollutant detection and treatment. Nanozymes can be used to detect ions, molecules and organic compounds both qualitatively and quantitatively. They have also been applied for destruction multi-drug resistant bacteria and the degradation of various organic pollutants. Despite the apparent potential of nanozymes in environmental science and technology, current research and application is still limited, and so future challenges and research prospects have been highlighted.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1305-1318
    Number of pages14
    JournalEnvironmental Science: Nano
    Volume7
    Issue number5
    Early online date19 Mar 2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2020

    Keywords

    • nanozyme
    • heavy metals
    • organic pollutants
    • antibacterial substances
    • organic pollutant degradation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
    • General Environmental Science

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