Special Issue "Inorganic Sorbents in Water Treatment"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1449

Special Issue Editors

Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Interests: inorganic sorbents; transition metal ferrocyanides; synthesis; sorption of radioactive elements; membranes; microfiltration; nanofiltration; radioactive waste
Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, 220072 Minsk, Belarus
Interests: inorganic sorbents; titanium oxides and phosphates; synthesis; sorption of heavy and radioactive metals; inorganic membranes; production; microfiltration; natural water; liquid radioactive waste decontamination; treatment and processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inevitably, in the course of production and manufacturing activities, various types of wastes are generated, imposing a potential hazard to the environment. To date, the greatest environmental damage has been associated with wastewater containing toxic organic and inorganic pollutants, rapidly migrating into the environment when generated in large volumes.

The sorption method has been widely used to remove toxic components from waste and natural water. The advantages of inorganic sorbents compared to organic ion exchangers are relatively inexpensive mineral raw materials and the toxic compound-free production technology according to the ‘green chemistry’ principle.

Inorganic sorbents play a peculiar role in liquid radioactive waste processing due to their chemical, thermal and radiation stability, as well as offering the possibility of disposing of the exhausted sorbents in a form suitable for long-term safe storage.

In this Special Issue, we wish to host original research manuscripts and short reviews covering the latest achievements in:

  • The synthesis of novel types of inorganic sorbents;
  • The study of their physicochemical and sorption characteristics;
  • Application of inorganic sorbents for the decontamination and purification of industrial wastewater and polluted natural water from various organic toxic components, heavy metal ions and radioactive elements.

Dr. Vitaly Milyutin
Dr. Andrei Ivanets
Guest Editors

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  • inorganic sorbents
  • structure and properties
  • wastewater
  • natural water
  • organic contaminants
  • heavy metals
  • radioactive elements
  • decontamination

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Inorganic Sorbents for Wastewater Treatment from Radioactive Contaminants
Inorganics 2023, 11(3), 126; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics11030126 - 16 Mar 2023
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The article presents the distribution coefficient (Kd) values of 137Cs and 90Sr tracer radionuclides in solutions of sodium and calcium salts for a wide range of commercially available inorganic sorbents: natural and synthetic aluminosilicates, manganese, titanium and zirconium oxyhydrates, [...] Read more.
The article presents the distribution coefficient (Kd) values of 137Cs and 90Sr tracer radionuclides in solutions of sodium and calcium salts for a wide range of commercially available inorganic sorbents: natural and synthetic aluminosilicates, manganese, titanium and zirconium oxyhydrates, titanium and zirconium phosphates, titanosilicates of alkali metals, and ferrocyanides of transition metals. The results were obtained using a standard technique developed by the authors for evaluating the efficiency of various sorption materials towards cesium and strontium radionuclides. It was shown that bentonite clays and natural and synthetic zeolites are the best for decontaminating low-salt natural water from cesium radionuclides, and ferrocyanide sorbents are the choice for decontaminating high-salt-bearing solutions. The manganese (III, IV) oxyhydrate-based MDM sorbent is the most effective for removing strontium from natural water; for seawater, the barium silicate-based SRM-Sr sorbent is the first-in-class. Results of the study provide a possibility of making a reasonable choice of sorbents for the most effective treatment of natural water and technogenic aqueous waste contaminated with cesium and strontium radionuclides. Full article
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