Special Issue "Research Progress on the Interaction of Metal Ions with Colloids and Surfaces"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Aspects in Colloid and Interface Science".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2021.
Interests: (radio)toxic inorganic species; bioactive chelating ligands; natural organic matter; metal oxides; mineral surfaces; lanthanides; actinides; humic acids; biomass by-products; pollutant monitoring on ground and sea waters; water purification; plant fibres
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Investigations on the interaction of metal ions and other chemical compounds with colloids and surfaces are of particular interest and fundamental in order to understand and describe their chemical behavior and migration in the geosphere, and to develop efficient adsorption-based methods for the removal and recovery of precious and industrial metals from process and waste waters. The mobility and retardation of metals and other compounds in the geosphere strongly depends on the stability of their colloid and mineral surface complexes, respectively. On the other hand, the adsorption of metals and other pollutants by adsorbent materials including metal oxides, minerals, nano and composite materials, MOFs, biomasses, and carbon/biochar has attracted the attention of the research community for the development of efficient adsorbent systems in order to cover the steadily increasing demand for metals used in energy and environmental applications, and to design cost-effective water treatment procedures.
Although the number of publications related to the interaction of metal ions and other chemical compounds with colloids and surfaces has exponentially increased in the last several decades, there is still room for further investigations regarding secondary surface reactions (e.g., redox reactions, decomposition, surface polymerization, and precipitation) and speciation that occur at the solid–liquid interphase, the application of theoretical models to better describe (where possible at the molecular level) the surface chemistry, the development of adsorbents with enhanced capacity and selectivity towards specific species, and the preparation of low-cost and efficient adsorbents in “real” systems.
In this context, the Special Issue ‘‘Research Progress on the Interaction of Metal Ions and other Chemical Compounds with Colloids and Surfaces’’ invites reviews and/or research articles on novel studies related to the adsorption of metals/metalloids and other chemical substances (e.g., dyes, pesticides, pharmaceutical compounds, etc.) by colloids, minerals, nanomaterials and composites, carbon-based, and biochar materials, including their preparation and characterization.
Prof. Ioannis Pashalidis
Dr. Ioannis Anastopoulos
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- chemical compounds
- adsorption modeling
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Recovery of Pd(II) from aqueous solution by chitin-based biosorbent. Sung Wook Won et. al.