Single-Atom Catalyst Technology for the Treatment of Emerging Contaminants in Water

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 148

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Key Laboratory of Water Quality Science and Water Environment Recovery Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Interests: groundwater treatment; adsorption; catalysis; arsenic removal; water treatment residuals; functional materials for water treatment
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Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, with the increasingly serious problem of water pollution, the emerging contaminants (ECs) commonly present in the aquatic environment have become a topic of significant attention. Advanced oxidation technology is considered one of the most effective methods for degrading ECs, and catalytic technology can significantly enhance the reaction speed of catalytic oxidation. Therefore, the development of highly active catalysts has become a key factor in improving the effective removal of ECs in water. Single-atom catalysts (SACs) have attracted widespread attention in the field of heterogeneous catalysis due to their maximum atomic utilization efficiency, stable performance, and low susceptibility to environmental interference. Numerous studies have shown that SACs have significant catalytic degradation effects on ECs.

This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of recent research related to this field of interest, including the latest applications of single-atom catalyst technology for the treatment of emerging contaminants in water.  In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • SAC-based catalytic oxidation technology (including photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, and Fenton like catalysis);
  • Preparation and characterization of SACs;
  • Study on the stability and regeneration of SACs.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Huiping Zeng
Guest Editor

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  • emerging contaminants
  • single atom catalysts
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • fenton-like catalysis

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