Special Issue "Synthesis and Characterization of New Nanostructured Materials as Adsorbents for Water Pollutants"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 958

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Manuel Caravaca-Garratón
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Spanish Air Force Academy, University Centre of Defense, Coronel López Peña n/n, 30720 Murcia, Spain
Interests: adsorption; water pollutants; emerging pollutants; separation; remediation; thermodynamics; adsorption kinetics; condensed matter; nanotechnology
Prof. Dr. Yesica Vicente-Martińez
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Guest Editor
Spanish Air Force Academy, University Centre of Defense, Coronel López Peña n/n, 30720 Murcia, Spain
Interests: adsorption; water pollutants; emerging pollutants; separation; remediation; microextraction; analytical chemistry; analytical techniques; synthesis of nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this Special Issue, we want to emphasize new materials with nanomeric sizes, whose extraordinary properties allow for their use as adsorbents. Specifically, the adsorption of pollutants in water and aquatic environments at very low concentrations requires the use of more demanding techniques to achieve their elimination, and nanostructured materials can be an alternative to conventional techniques. For these reasons, the manufacture of these materials and their characterization are of the utmost importance in separation techniques.

Prof. Dr. Manuel Caravaca-Garratón
Prof. Dr. Yesica Vicente-Martińez
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • adsorption
  • water pollutants
  • nanoparticles
  • synthesis
  • characterization

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Silver Nanoparticles Functionalized with Sodium Mercaptoethane Sulfonate to Remove Copper from Water by the Formation of a Micellar Phase
Separations 2021, 8(8), 108; https://doi.org/10.3390/separations8080108 - 29 Jul 2021
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This work presents a novel procedure for the removal of Cu2+ from water, an essential element in human nutrition considered toxic in high concentrations, based on a microextraction technique involving the formation of a micellar phase. To achieve the total elimination of [...] Read more.
This work presents a novel procedure for the removal of Cu2+ from water, an essential element in human nutrition considered toxic in high concentrations, based on a microextraction technique involving the formation of a micellar phase. To achieve the total elimination of copper from aqueous samples, a Cu2+-complexing reagent based on silver nanoparticles functionalized with sodium mercaptoethane sulfonate ([email protected]) was used. The complex formed by Cu2+ and the reagent was extracted into a micellar microphase formed by Triton X-114, a harmless surfactant. Volumes of 200 µL of the 10−4 mol L−1 suspension of [email protected] and 100 µL of a solution of Triton X-114 at 30% m/m were employed to successfully remove 10 mg L−1 of Cu from 20 mL of water samples. The time and temperature needed to achieve 100% microextraction efficiency were 10 min and 40 °C, respectively. The procedure is considered environmentally friendly due to the low volume of the extracting phase and the simple experimental conditions that achieve total removal of Cu2+ from water samples. Full article
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