Tin in Water Treatment

Tin oxide nanotechnology is particularly fascinating in regard to water treatment technologies. Tin can chemically interact with and neutralise various contaminants, especially in its most active ‘stannous’ form. At the same time, tin oxide nanomaterials are very good adsorbents for water contaminants, used for example as an ‘ion exchange’ agent for radioactive elements. There is a significant amount of R&D being published regularly highlighting the many ways tin can be used to recycle wastewater and clean up water supplies.