Special Issue "Materials for Heavy Metals Removal from Waters"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Balintova
Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Kosice, Vysokoskolska 4, Kosice 042 00, Slovakia
Interests: environmental engineering; waste water treatment; water and sediment quality; remediation methods; heavy metals removal; soil protection
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Prof. Dr. Adriana Estokova
Guest Editor
Department of Material Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Interests: environmental evaluation of materials; durability of materials; LCA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Removal of contaminants from wastewater, such as heavy metals, has become a severe problem around the world. Therefore, appropriate steps need to be taken to reduce heavy metal content in water to acceptable levels. Several methods have been used to remove heavy metals from contaminated water, including chemical precipitation, ion exchange, adsorption, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, solvent extraction, electrochemical treatment, and biosorption and bioaccumulation as the ecofriendly alternatives. Extensive research has also been carried out to introduce materials which can remove and alleviate heavy metal ions from wastewaters. However, these methods have several disadvantages, such as high reagent requirement, unpredictable metal ion removal, generation of toxic sludge, etc.

This Special Issue focuses on innovative trends in heavy metal removal using advanced materials, reagents, and technologies that respect the environmental and economic requirements over the world. Additionally, composition and properties of used materials, experimental conditions, mechanisms of the studied processes and efficiency of heavy metals removal are of interest.

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Balintova
Prof. Dr. Adriana Estokova
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Wastewater
  • Heavy metal
  • Advanced materials
  • Physical chemical methods
  • Organic and inorganic agents
  • Sorbents
  • Wastes

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