Water purification using magnetic assistance: A review

Ritu D. Ambashta, Mika Sillanpää

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Water is a major source for survival on this planet. Its conservation is therefore a priority. With the increase in demand, the supply needs to meet specific standards. Several purification techniques have been adopted to meet the standards. Magnetic separation is one purification technique that has been adapted from ore mining industries to anti-scale treatment of pipe lines to seeding magnetic flocculent. No reviews have come up in recent years on the water purification technique using magnetic assistance. The present article brings out a series of information on this water purification technique and explains different aspects of magnetism and magnetic materials for water purification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-49
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmental applications
  • Magnetic separation
  • Nanomaterials
  • Waste water purification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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