Special Issue "Functional Materials in Water and Wastewater Treatment/Soil Remediation"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: water treatment; environmental nanotechnology; wastewater treatment; resource recovery
Interests: water; soil; sediment; environment; phosphorus
Interests: water & soil treatment; heavy metal; ecotoxicity; risk assessment
Material science is an interdisciplinary research field, including interrelationships between composition, structure, process, and performance of various materials, and is widely integrated with other disciplines to form many interdisciplinary subjects. In practice, it is often divided into structural materials and functional materials. Recently, environmental materials as a new field of material science have attracted much attention. Application of functional environmental materials, both natural and synthetic, is becoming increasingly popular in water purification and soil remediation. With rapid industrial development and accelerated urbanization, environmental pollution has been getting worse, but conventional treatment technologies often cannot satisfy the growing public demand for a healthy environment. Therefore, it is necessary to develop efficient and economic technologies for large-scale water and soil treatment. One way of doing this is the application of functional environmental materials, and it is expected to greatly enhance the efficiency of traditional treatment processes, thereby facilitating improvement in water and soil quality. The functional environmental materials for water purification and soil remediation can be divided into four categories: (1) Adsorbent, (2) ion-exchange material, (3) catalytic oxidation material, and (4) stabilizing agents. These materials include natural clay minerals with and/or without treatment, synthetic materials such as activated carbon, ferric hydroxide, activated alumina, biochars, photocatalysts, synthetic fiber mats, and their composites. In this Special Issue, we invite you to submit manuscripts on various functional environmental materials for water/wastewater treatment and soil remediation.
Prof. Chang-Gu Lee
Prof. Seong-Jik Park
Prof. Eun Hea Jho
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- functional materials
- water and wastewater treatment
- soil remediation
- ion exchange
- catalytic oxidation, stabilizing agent