Special Issue "Heavy Metal Determination and Removal"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Prof. Seung-Mok Lee
Department of Health and Environment, Catholic Kwandong University, Gangneung, South Korea
Interests: adsorption of heavy metal ions in aqueous environment by using various advanced materials; wastewater treatment; green chemistry; environmental engineering; kinetic modeling; equilibrium
Prof. Jae-Kyu Yang
Ingenium College of Liberal Arts, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, 139-701, Korea
Interests: nanomaterial; adsorption; redox reaction; photocatalysis; advanced oxidation; graphene oxide
The pollution of heavy metals is a special concern due to their non-biodegradability, persistence and tendency to accumulate in the environment. The presence of even trace amounts of heavy metal results in high volumes of contaminated water which possibly cause adverse effects to human health and other living organisms. Several techniques have been reported for the removal of toxic heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions. Some of the methods are costly and inefficient in controlling the toxicity levels in wastewater, and all traditional techniques have advantages and disadvantages in terms of their effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. Alternatively, the traditional methods developed for the determination of heavy metal are expensive instruments, and fail to meet the requirement of being portable for onsite analysis. Therefore, the development of efficient and cost effective material or a new technique for the detection and removal of heavy metal remains a challenging task for environmentalists. This Special Issue aims to present the latest research related to advanced techniques for the determination of heavy metal, and the development of a sustainable system for the removal of toxic metals from contaminated water. Research reports associated with the determination and removal of heavy metal from soil are also welcome.
Prof. Seung-Mok Lee
Prof. Jae-Kyu Yang
Prof. Diwakar Tiwari
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- Heavy metal
- Heavy metal ions detection
- Electrochemical sensor
- Stripping voltammetry
- Cyclic voltammetry
- Chemical precipitation
- Ion exchange
- Membrane filtration
- Coagulation and flocculation