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Minerals 2017, 7(3), 37; doi:10.3390/min7030037

Application of Mineral Sorbents for Removal of Petroleum Substances: A Review

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Department of Geotechnical Science, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 40, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Roads and Bridges, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 40, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Maria Curie-Skłodowska Sq.2, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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Received: 15 December 2016 / Revised: 23 February 2017 / Accepted: 4 March 2017 / Published: 8 March 2017
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Abstract

Environmental pollution with petroleum products has become a major problem worldwide, and is a consequence of industrial growth. The development of sustainable methods for the removal of petroleum substances and their derivatives from aquatic and terrestrial environments and from air has therefore become extremely important today. Advanced technologies and materials dedicated to this purpose are relatively expensive; sorption methods involving mineral sorbents are therefore popular and are widely described in the scientific literature. Mineral materials are easily available, low-cost, universal adsorbents and have a number of properties that make them suitable for the removal of petroleum substances. This review describes recent works on the use of natural, synthetic and modified mineral adsorbents for the removal of petroleum substances and their derivatives from roads, water and air. View Full-Text
Keywords: petroleum substances; oils; BTEX; sorption; removal; mineral adsorbents petroleum substances; oils; BTEX; sorption; removal; mineral adsorbents
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