Special Issue "Catalysis for Water Cleanup"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Bożena Czech Website E-Mail
Department of Environmental Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Pl. M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 3, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
Interests: AOP; photocatalysis; nanomaterials; nanotoxicity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, the access to clean drinking water has reduced, as a consequence of, firstly, the limited available amount of clean water (fewer water sources) and, secondly, pollution of existing water sources. Water usually has to be purified before use. The growing progress in analytical methods was combined with the identification of new water and wastewater contaminants, not noticed previously. The presence in water of so-called new emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), pesticides or microplastics was confirmed. Different methods of water and wastewater purification were tested, including sorption, separation (membranes), oxidation/reduction, etc.

Great attention is given to the application of the methods that are connected with the decomposition of the pollutants, such as catalysis and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). The variety of the tested materials and pollutants that were removed is the main reason for preparing this Special Issue. Submissions to this Special Issue on “Catalysts for Water Cleanup” are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews that reflect the state of research in the field on the following topics: new catalytic materials for water cleanup, new catalyst-based methods for water purification, catalytic removal of new emerging pollutants, pilot plant studies and new equipment arrangement, etc.

Dr. Bożena Czech
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • novel catalytic materials
  • emerging contaminants
  • reactors/equipment
  • pilot plant studies on catalytic water cleanup
  • advanced oxidation processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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