The degradation of halogenated carbohydrates with the help of nanoparticles – soil remediation
Research conducted by Nanobakt Ltd. has led to the development of an iron colloid product containing iron/iron-hydroxide nanoparticles. Due to the reductive properties of ZVI nanoparticles, this dispersion is effective in eliminating toxic organic compounds in soil. When nano iron particles in the product come in contact with polluted soil, they act to reduce halogenated pollutants.
2Fe0 + 3H2O + XCl → 2Fe2+ + 3OH− + H2 + X-H + Cl−
The product contains iron particles with a diameter of a few nanometres. An electron microscope image and compound analysis are shown below.