Special Issue "Fundamentals of Adsorbents–Synthesis, Characterisation, Properties, and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: adsorbent; wastewater treatment; PGMs; resource recycling
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With technological advancement and globalization, the use of rare resources has tremendously increased. This has led to excessive mining and, simultaneously, an environmental impact. Aiming for overall resource sustainability, materials for the adsorptive separation, recovery, decontamination, and recycling are being developed. Both synthetic- and biomass-based adsorbents have been found to be highly efficient for recovery and decontamination applications. However, there is ongoing work aimed at obtaining the target specific materials that offer the absolute selectivity and efficiency.
The adsorption method is used in both air and solution systems. For issues like rare element recovery/recycling, fresh water scarcity, and heavy metal and radioisotope decontamination, biomass adsorbents, porous coordination polymers, organic resins, inorganic complexes, and so on are being extensively studied. In addition, from the fresh water system to the seawater or the organic-aqueous mixtures, the need for an adequate adsorbent is immense. Therefore, using this platform, I would like to compile all of the unique knowledge and ideas we have on the synthesis, characterization, and application of the adsorbents.
I would like to request that all keen researchers sharing this common interest contribute to this Special Issue.
Dr. Durga Parajuli
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- Porous adsorbent
- Biomass adsorbent
- Precious metals
- Toxic elements
- Field tests