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Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4138;

Iron Corrosion: Scientific Heritage in Jeopardy

School of Earth Science and Engineering, Hohai University, Fo Cheng Xi Road 8, Nanjing 211100, China
Department of Applied Geology, University of Göttingen, Goldschmidtstraße 3, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Received: 29 September 2018 / Revised: 26 October 2018 / Accepted: 5 November 2018 / Published: 10 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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Research on the use of metallic iron (Fe0) for environmental remediation and water treatment has taken off during the past three decades. The results achieved have established filtration on Fe0 packed beds as an efficient technology for water remediation at several scales. However, the further development of Fe0-based filtration systems is impaired by the non-professional behavior of scientists who ignore available advances in knowledge. The confusion is overcome when due consideration is given to the fact that revealing state-of-the-art knowledge is a prerequisite to presenting individual achievements. View Full-Text
Keywords: academic writing; environmental remediation; iron corrosion; water treatment; zero-valent iron academic writing; environmental remediation; iron corrosion; water treatment; zero-valent iron
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Hu, R.; Noubactep, C. Iron Corrosion: Scientific Heritage in Jeopardy. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4138.

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