Use of iron-based technologies in contaminated land and groundwater remediation

A review

Andrew B. Cundy, Laurence Hopkinson, Raymond L D Whitby

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

386 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-51
Number of pages10
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume400
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

contaminated land
Remediation
Groundwater
remediation
Iron
iron
groundwater
Impurities
pollutant
Water
Arsenic
arsenic
plume
Nanoparticles
substrate
water
Substrates

Keywords

  • Arsenic
  • Contaminated land
  • Groundwater
  • Iron
  • Nanoparticles
  • Permeable reactive barriers
  • Remediation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental Engineering

Cite this

Use of iron-based technologies in contaminated land and groundwater remediation : A review. / Cundy, Andrew B.; Hopkinson, Laurence; Whitby, Raymond L D.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 400, No. 1-3, 01.08.2008, p. 42-51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cundy, Andrew B. ; Hopkinson, Laurence ; Whitby, Raymond L D. / Use of iron-based technologies in contaminated land and groundwater remediation : A review. In: Science of the Total Environment. 2008 ; Vol. 400, No. 1-3. pp. 42-51.
@article{8a7035c4c1cb422e80733ca7fc9dfc32,
title = "Use of iron-based technologies in contaminated land and groundwater remediation: A review",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "Arsenic, Contaminated land, Groundwater, Iron, Nanoparticles, Permeable reactive barriers, Remediation",
author = "Cundy, {Andrew B.} and Laurence Hopkinson and Whitby, {Raymond L D}",
year = "2008",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.07.002",
language = "English",
volume = "400",
pages = "42--51",
journal = "Science of the Total Environment",
issn = "0048-9697",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1-3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Use of iron-based technologies in contaminated land and groundwater remediation

T2 - A review

AU - Cundy, Andrew B.

AU - Hopkinson, Laurence

AU - Whitby, Raymond L D

PY - 2008/8/1

Y1 - 2008/8/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Arsenic

KW - Contaminated land

KW - Groundwater

KW - Iron

KW - Nanoparticles

KW - Permeable reactive barriers

KW - Remediation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=54249161346&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=54249161346&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.07.002

DO - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.07.002

M3 - Article

VL - 400

SP - 42

EP - 51

JO - Science of the Total Environment

JF - Science of the Total Environment

SN - 0048-9697

IS - 1-3

ER -