Journal of Hazardous Materials
Rui Li;Ning Li;Jingwei Hou;Yang Yu;Lan Liang;Beibei Yan;Guanyi Chen
Water pollution still poses significant threats to the ecosystem and human health today. The adsorption, advanced oxidation and membranes filtration have been extensively investigated and utilized for aquatic contaminants remediation, and their efficiency is closely correlated with the advanced materials design and fabrication (e.g. adsorbents, catalysts and membranes). Thanks to uniform deposition, three-dimensional conformity and process controllability, the atomic layer deposition (ALD) has emerged as a promising strategy for fabrication of these multifunctional materials, arising their successful application in aquatic contaminants remediation. Therefore, a timely review on ALD-based water treatment materials is highly important to summarize the current opportunity and elucidate unaddressed problems in this field. Herein, in this review, the advantages of ALD process, the superiority of ALD-based materials and the corresponding decontamination performance were analyzed comprehensively, highlighting key advantages offered by this technology.