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Special Issue "Green Activated Carbons"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018) | Viewed by 16213
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Interests: water and wastewater treatment; nanomaterials; graphene; microplastics; photocatalysts; heavy metals; polymeric adsorbents
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Special Issue in Processes: Green Separation and Extraction Processes
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Treatment of Industrial Effluents
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymeric Materials for Water and Wastewater Management
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Wastewater Treatment
Topical Collection in Polymers: Polymer Materials for Adsorption Applications
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Nanobubbles
Special Issue in Polymers: Biomolecule–Polymer Conjugates for Advanced Applications
Special Issue in Environments: Advanced Technologies of Water and Wastewater Treatment
Topics: Synthesis, Characterization and Performance of Materials for a Sustainable Future, 2nd Volume
Special Issue Information
Activated carbons are considered to be the most successful adsorbent materials due to their high adsorption capacity for the majority of pollutants (dyes, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, phenols, etc.). They possess large surface areas, and different surface functional groups, which include carboxyl, carbonyl, phenol, quinone, lactone, and other groups, bound to the edges of the graphite-like layers. Therefore, they are regarded as good adsorbents, both in liquid and gas phases. The most widely-used carbonaceous materials for the industrial production of activated carbons are coal, wood, and coconut shell. These types of precursors are quite expensive and often imported, in many places; hence making it necessary, particularly for developing countries, to find a cheap and available feedstock for the preparation of activated carbon for use in industry, drinking water purification and wastewater treatment. In order to reduce the synthesis cost of activated carbons, some green final products are recently proposed, using several suitable agricultural by-products (lignocellulosics)—i.e., including olive-waste cakes, cattle-manure compost, bamboo materials, apple pulp, potato peel—as activated carbon precursors. In this Special Issue, special attention is given to those activated carbons (synthesis, and adsorption applications) which can be characterized as “green” because their origin and green environmental-friendly sources. For example, agricultural wastes can be used as origin for the preparation of carbons etc. Furthermore, the application of activated carbons cannot be only adsorption in liquid- or gas-phase (metals, dyes, CO2, NOx, etc.), and also other proposed applications.Dr. George Z. Kyzas
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- Activated carbons
- Agricultural wastes
- Various applications.