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Special Issue "Research on Green Adsorbents"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 204

Special Issue Editors

Department of Radiochemistry and Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, M. Curie-Sklodowska Sq. 3, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
Interests: polymer adsorption; heavy metal; dyes; surfactants; simultaneous removal; multicomponent systems; separation methods; wastewater purification; electrokinetic properties; metal oxides; activated carbons; zeolites; minerals; composites; coagulation-flocculation
Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 8, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Interests: biochars; activated carbons; preparation and modification of carbonaceous adsorbents; utilization of waste materials; adsorption from gas phase, water and wastewater purification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a Special Issue of Molecules entitled “Research on Green Adsorbents”.

Recently, there has been a significant increase in interest in materials, technologies and processes that would be ecologically justified. This includes, above all, the production of various types of adsorbents from waste materials or biomass, the development of more environmentally friendly technologies that reduce the consumption of chemical reagents and the generation of waste, the production of biofuels, biocatalysis and the use of biosensors, and the use of various substances of natural origin. All these trends can be successfully implemented based on a wide range of available experimental techniques that allow for the detailed characterization of the physicochemical properties of these types of systems. This approach is closely related to modern development strategies currently being introduced in many areas of human activity.

On the other hand, the continuous development of civilization means that various dangerous substances are depleted into water sources, which very often do not undergo microbiological decomposition. This applies mainly to inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus compounds, a whole range of organic substances (such as dyes, pesticides, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, phenols, polymers, surfactants), heavy metals and pharmacological substances, primarily from the group of antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and hormones. The procedures used in water and wastewater treatment processes should therefore be focused on modern technological solutions that are environmentally friendly.

We are pleased to invite you to submit scientific articles, reviews and short communications discussing the latest developments in the synthesis and application of green adsorbents (among others, biochars, activated carbons, ordered mesoporous carbons; zeolites, hydroxyapatites, minerals, oxides and different kinds of composites). The investigation of their usage in wastewater treatment, air purification, energy storage, catalysis, drug delivery systems, medical biosensors and cosmetic products design as well as in agriculture is extremely important in the context of the development of innovative technologies.

Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Wiśniewska
Prof. Dr. Piotr Nowicki
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • green technologies
  • innovative adsorbents
  • hazardous substances removal
  • water filtration and purification
  • wastewater treatment
  • air purification
  • soil remediation
  • bioactive adsorbents

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