Mapping research on the application of magnetic particles in the removal of oil in water: analysis of research between 2000 and 2018


  • Willbrynner Pereira Marques Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo campus São Mateus
  • Eduardo Perini Muniz Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo campus São Mateus



bibliometric; iron oxide; removal of oil.


The demand for technologies aimed at treating effluents containing emulsified oil or accidents with oil spills is increasing. Therefore, the use of nanotechnologies has been constantly addressed in order to solve such problems. Magnetite has generally been used as magnetic substrate because of its low cost and cytotoxicity. In order to evaluate the progress of the researches to use Fe3O4 to remove emulsified oil, a bibliometric revision was carried out using the Web of Science platform. Based on the data obtained after the refinement of the research, it has been observed that studies aimed at this area are few, but the results have shown promise.


CALCAGNILE, Paola et al. Magnetically driven floating foams for the removal of oil contaminants from water. ACS nano, v. 6, n. 6, p. 5413-5419, 2012.

FARD, Ahmad Kayvani et al. Enhancing oil removal from water using ferric oxide nanoparticles doped carbon nanotubes adsorbents. Chemical Engineering Journal, v. 293, p. 90-101, 2016.

FRANCO, Camilo A.; CORTÉS, Farid B.; NASSAR, Nashaat N. Adsorptive removal of oil spill from oil-in-fresh water emulsions by hydrophobic alumina nanoparticles functionalized with petroleum vacuum residue. Journal of colloid and interface science, v. 425, p. 168-177, 2014.

GHOBASHY, Mohamed Mohamady; ELHADY, M. A. Radiation crosslinked magnetized wax (PE/Fe3O4) nano composite for selective oil adsorption. Composites Communications, v. 3, p. 18-22, 2017.

JIANG, Zhe et al. Removal of oil from water using magnetic bicomponent composite nanofibers fabricated by electrospinning. Composites Part B: Engineering, v. 77, p. 311-318, 2015.

KUMAR, Amit et al. SPION/β-cyclodextrin core–shell nanostructures for oil spill remediation and organic pollutant removal from waste water. Chemical Engineering Journal, v. 280, p. 175-187, 2015.

LÜ, Ting et al. Thermosensitive poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)-grafted magnetic nanoparticles for efficient treatment of emulsified oily wastewater. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 688, p. 513-520, 2016.

MIRSHAHGHASSEMI, Seyyedali et al. Application of high gradient magnetic separation for oil remediation using polymer-coated magnetic nanoparticles. Separation and Purification Technology, v. 179, p. 328-334, 2017.

PAVÍA-SANDERS, Adriana et al. Robust magnetic/polymer hybrid nanoparticles designed for crude oil entrapment and recovery in aqueous environments. ACS nano, v. 7, n. 9, p. 7552-7561, 2013.

RAJ, Kovummal Govind; JOY, Pattayil Alias. Coconut shell based activated carbon–iron oxide magnetic nanocomposite for fast and efficient removal of oil spills. Journal of environmental chemical engineering, v. 3, n. 3, p. 2068-2075, 2015.

REDDY, P. Madhusudhana et al. Robust polymer grafted Fe3O4 nanospheres for benign removal of oil from water. Applied Surface Science, v. 368, p. 27-35, 2016.

SUN, Shouheng et al. Monodisperse MFe2O4 (M= Fe, Co, Mn) nanoparticles. Journal of the American Chemical Society, v. 126, n. 1, p. 273-279, 2004.

TEIXEIRA, Ana Paula C. et al. Iron: a versatile element to produce materials for environmental applications. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 23, n. 9, p. 1579-1593, 2012.

VENGSARKAR, Pranav S.; ROBERTS, Christopher B. Solid-stabilized emulsion formation using stearoyl lactylate coated iron oxide nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, v. 16, n. 10, p. 2627, 2014.

WANG, Haitao et al. Removal of oil droplets from contaminated water using magnetic carbon nanotubes. Water research, v. 47, n. 12, p. 4198-4205, 2013.

YOON, Ki Youl et al. Effect of adsorbed amphiphilic copolymers on the interfacial activity of superparamagnetic nanoclusters and the emulsification of oil in water. Macromolecules, v. 45, n. 12, p. 5157-5166, 2012.

ZADRAŽIL, Aleš; TOKÁROVÁ, Viola; ŠTĚPÁNEK, František. Remotely triggered release from composite hydrogel sponges. Soft Matter, v. 8, n. 6, p. 1811-1816, 2012.



How to Cite

PEREIRA MARQUES, W.; PERINI MUNIZ, E. Mapping research on the application of magnetic particles in the removal of oil in water: analysis of research between 2000 and 2018. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. e781513, 2019. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v8i1.513. Disponível em: Acesso em: 4 jul. 2022.



Review Article