Carbon-Based Catalysts for Water and Wastewater Treatment, 2nd Edition

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

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College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, China
Interests: catalysis; photocatalysis; wastewater treatment; heavy metals; organics; degradation mechanisms
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College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410005, China
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School of Architecture and Art, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Key Laboratory of Water Environment in Songliao Basin, Ministry of Education, Jilin Jianzhu University, Changchun 130118, China
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, carbon-based catalysts (such as carbon nitride) have been regarded as very useful metal catalysts due to their unique physical and chemical properties. In fact, when carbon materials (such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, carbon dots, MOFs, COFs, and Mxene) form composite catalysts with other metals, the kinetic process of the catalytic reaction can be further improved due to the large specific surface of and the good conductivity of the carbon materials. Therefore, carbon-based catalysts have become a research hotspot in various fields. However, some carbon-based catalysts have disadvantages, such as being complicated to process, not environmentally friendly, and with a low yield. In addition, although carbon-based catalysts have been widely studied in water and wastewater treatment, the application cost and efficiency still need to be further improved. Therefore, in order to broaden the application of carbon-based catalysts in water purification, it is necessary to further optimize the preparation method and explore its removal mechanism of pollutants in water to obtain the best environmental treatment efficiency.

This Special Issue aims to explore efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly preparation methods for carbon-based catalysts and to explore their potential applications in the field of water and wastewater treatment. This Special Issue aims to provide new ideas for effectively promoting the application of carbon-based catalysts in the water environment.

We particularly welcome contributions concerning:

  • The preparation of carbon-based catalysts;
  • Applications for seawater desalination;
  • Applications for heavy metals pollution control;
  • Applications for organic pollution control;
  • Applications for nitrogen pollution control;
  • Applications for phosphorus pollution control.

Dr. Xinjiang Hu
Dr. Xiaofei Tan
Dr. Jiang Li
Dr. Chenyang Li
Guest Editors

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  • carbon-cased catalysts
  • preparation
  • water treatment
  • wastewater treatment
  • pollution control
  • seawater desalination

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