Special Issue "Photocatalysis and Adsorption Techniques in Water and Wastewater Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 7479
Interests: water and wastewater treatment; nanomaterials as adsorbents and catalysts; pollution monitoring; photocatalytic degradation of pollutants; trace elements in plants and human blood; heavy metal monitoring and treatment; green chemistry and environmental chemistry
Interests: adsorption; porous materials; applied chemistry; green chemistry technology; chemical application; analytical chemistry; inorganic chemistry; equilibrium; kinetics; chemical analysis; surface; uranium leaching; mesoporous materials; bet surface area measurement; reaction kinetics; mineralization; extraction; oxidation; ion exchange resins; kinetic modeling; solvent extraction; minerals; sorption
Today, water pollution is a major problem globally, which has resulted from human activities, industrial effluents and growing utilization. This pollution has introduced toxic contaminants into our water bodies and in the wastewater, producing the need for highly effective treatments.
Due to its toxic effects, organic , inorganic and heavy metal pollution in water presents an important global environmental problem that may accumulate in the food chain and end up affecting the health of humans, animals and plants. Therefore, several scientific efforts are being made to solve this problem by finding an effective and sustainable process for preventing pollution and developing wastewater treatments.
Various water and wastewater treatment techniques have been developed to remove pollutants , which include membrane techniques, electrolysis, ion exchange, adsorption,
electrodialysis, and photocatalysis. The adsorption technique is considered an effective, efficient, easy to use operation and is economic for water and wastewater treatments. This technique is also considered to be universal for water and wastewater treatments as it can be applicable for the removal of organic, inorganic and biological pollutants which are soluble and insoluble in water.
Photocatalysis is now considered to be a greatly promising method for water and wastewater treatments. Photocatalytic, advanced oxidation processes via heterogeneous catalysts have emerged as viable technologies that meet the objectives of sustainability. It is better to apply the photocatalysis technique after adsorption on the catalyst to completely degrade organic pollutants.
Most adsorbents and catalysts that are used for water and wastewater treatments include metals, metal oxides, activated carbon, carbon nanotubes, clay, zeolite, polymeric resin, mesoporous silica, and others, both in their natural form or in nanoparticles. Adsorption and photocatalysis techniques are the most popular methods applied for the removal of organic, inorganic and biological pollutants.
Therefore, the present Special Issue entitled, “Photocatalysis and Adsorption Techniques in Water and Wastewater Treatment”, aims to publish original research or review papers concerning adsorption and photocatalytic technologies for the removal of organic, inorganic and heavy metal pollutants from the water and wastewater by various techniques, and to provide more research information on the mechanism of adsorption and photocatalysis. The overall scope of this Special Issue includes up-to-date developments on the current state-of-the-art knowledge of various adsorption and photocatalysis techniques and their applications in the broader field of water and wastewater treatments. Specifically, the topics for this Special Issue include, but are not restricted to:
- Adsorption techniques for water and wastewater.
- Photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants from polluted water.
- Nanomaterials for water and wastewater treatments.
- Small-scale and large-scale treatment plants for water and wastewater.
- Nanocomposites for water and wastewater treatments.
- Adsorption and kinetic models.
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Nageeb Rashed
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Farid Cheira
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