Separation Techniques for the Removal of Pollutants in the Environment

A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Separations".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 208

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Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interests: water and wastewater treatment biological; physical-chemical processes bio-membrane; carbon adsorption waste management

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Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Department of Environmental Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri 98009, Malaysia
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past few decades, environmental pollution has escalated due to increased human activities, rapid industrialization and other anthropogenic activities. Among the pollutants of concern due to their toxicities are heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and hydrocarbons. The existence of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) such as endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) and various recalcitrant pollutants in the water environment has rendered existing conventional treatment processes less effective in the treatment of these complex and complicated pollutants. This is becoming one of the most severe environmental challenges that researchers are facing.

This Special Issue entitled “Separation Techniques for the Removal of Pollutants in the Environment” aims to collate recent state-of-the-art contributions related to innovative materials and cost-efficient separation techniques for the removal of emerging pollutants from the environment. Topics include, but are not limited to:

New synthetic and characterization methods to produce cheap and environmentally friendly materials; novel adsorbents for the removal of micropollutants from the environment; biofilms and filtration technologies for pollutant removal; advanced oxidation process for pollutant degradation; nanotechnology applications and process control in pollutants removal.

Thus, the submission of papers describing innovative, sustainable, and eco-friendly separation processes is very much encouraged. Contributions related to the use of renewable energy sources and the possibility of the removal and/or transformation of emerging contaminants into reusable end products will also be accepted.

Prof. Dr. Mohd Razman Salim
Dr. Swee Pin Yeap
Dr. Tony Hadibarata
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  • novel adsorbents
  • recalcitrant pollutants
  • nanotechnology applications
  • biofilms and filtration technologies
  • advanced oxidation processes
  • contaminants of emerging concern
  • micropollutants
  • heavy metals
  • endocrine disrupting compounds
  • herbicides and pesticides

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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