Special Issue "Advanced Carbon Materials in Water Treatment or Separations Technology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Christopher J. Arnusch
Guest Editor
Senior Lecturer, Ben Gurion University
Interests: Water treatment; laser-induced graphene; polymer membrane fabrication and modification; 2D and 3D printing techniques; antimicrobial peptides

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water purification technology benefits from the development and discovery of advanced materials. Importantly, various forms of carbon have been applied for advanced treatment techniques, for example, as highly effective adsorbents or electrodes. However, more recently, many other forms of carbon have been incorporated in water treatment technology, especially polymer membranes. For example, graphene and its various forms (carbon nanotubes, graphene oxide, and reduced graphene oxide) have been incorporated into composites or as coatings to achieve advanced materials in water treatment. For example, these materials can be used for advanced separations of solutes from solvents or to impart useful or unique properties to porous or dense membrane surfaces. The main focus of the forthcoming Special Issue is thus to present various examples of how advanced carbon materials can be applied in water treatment in order to give the reader an overview of the state of the art. The topics covered in the Special Issue include various advanced carbon materials applied to water treatment or separations technology.

Dr. Christopher J. Arnusch
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • water treatment
  • carbon
  • graphene
  • carbon nanotubes
  • graphene oxide
  • membranes
  • adsorbents

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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