Metallic Iron for Water Treatment: A Critical Review
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Water treatment with metallic iron (Fe0) is still based on the premise that Fe0 is a reducing agent. An alternative concept stipulates that contaminants are removed by adsorption, co-precipitation and size-exclusion in a reactive filtration process. This article underlines the universal validity of the alternative concept. It is shown that admixing non-expansive material to Fe0 as a pre-requisite for sustainable Fe0-based filtration systems. Fe0-based filters are demonstrated an affordable, appropriate and efficient decentralized water treatment technology.
Online First Article, Manuskriptversion von 2013