Materials 2013, 6(11), 5131-5158; doi:10.3390/ma6115131
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The Change from Past to Future for Adsorbent Materials in Treatment of Dyeing Wastewaters

1 Laboratory of General & Inorganic Chemical Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki GR 541 24, Greece 2 Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Kavala, Kavala GR 654 04, Greece 3 Environmental Engineering Program, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
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Received: 22 September 2013; in revised form: 27 October 2013 / Accepted: 2 November 2013 / Published: 8 November 2013
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Abstract: Adsorption is one of the most promising decolorization techniques in dyeing wastewater treatment. Adsorption techniques for wastewater treatment have become more popular in recent years owing to their efficiency in the removal of pollutants too stable for biological methods. Dye adsorption is a result of two mechanisms (adsorption and ion exchange) and is influenced by many factors as dye/adsorbent interaction, adsorbent’s surface area, particle size, temperature, pH, and contact time. The main advantage of adsorption recently became the use of low-cost materials, which reduces the procedure cost. The present review firstly introduced the technology process, research history and research hotspot of adsorption. Then, the application of adsorption in treatment of dyeing wastewaters in the past decades was summarized, revealing the impressive changes in modes, trends, and conditions. From this review article, the different philosophy of synthesis of adsorbent materials became evident.
Keywords: adsorption; dyeing wastewater; sustainability; past; future

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Kyzas, G.Z.; Fu, J.; Matis, K.A. The Change from Past to Future for Adsorbent Materials in Treatment of Dyeing Wastewaters. Materials 2013, 6, 5131-5158.

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Kyzas GZ, Fu J, Matis KA. The Change from Past to Future for Adsorbent Materials in Treatment of Dyeing Wastewaters. Materials. 2013; 6(11):5131-5158.

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Kyzas, George Z.; Fu, Jie; Matis, Kostas A. 2013. "The Change from Past to Future for Adsorbent Materials in Treatment of Dyeing Wastewaters." Materials 6, no. 11: 5131-5158.

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