Carbon-Based Materials Applied in Water and Wastewater Treatment

A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629). This special issue belongs to the section "Carbon Materials and Carbon Allotropes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2024 | Viewed by 173

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Department of Chemistry, International Hellenic University, GR-65404 Kavala, Greece
Interests: water and wastewater treatment; coagulation; adsorption; arsenic removal; fluoride removal; chromate removal; dye removal; activated carbon; graphene oxide
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to present the state-of-the-art research progress in the field of carbon-based nanomaterials applied in water and wastewater treatment. Over the last decade, the field of carbon nanostructures has become one of the fastest developing fields of science. In addition, new carbon materials (activated carbons, nanotubes, fullerenes, and graphene) with improved mechanical, electrical, chemical, and optical properties are predicted and considered to be very promising for water and wastewater treatment. With more than 2 billion people worldwide suffering from water scarcity, clean water is one of the most important natural resources on earth, whereas wastewater, which corresponds to spent water, can be considered as a valuable natural resource, if treated and reused.

Papers are invited to investigate innovative treatment options for aquatic environments by applying carbon-based materials. This Special Issue will bring into the spotlight contemporary research on the development and exploration of carbon materials in water and wastewater treatment, distinguished by their exceptional adsorptive capacities, high pollutant removal efficiencies, multifunctionality, structural stability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental congeniality. Topics may include, but are not limited to, studies on innovative integrated processes for the removal of emerging pollutants; the application of carbon-based materials in actual industrial wastewater; and novel carbon-based material synthesis technology. Water and wastewater treatment technologies that can deal with pollutants of concern to the aquatic environment, such as membrane filtration, adsorption, coagulation, ion exchange, biological processes, ozonation, and advanced oxidation processes or hybrid processes, are also of interest to investigate with applications from carbon-based materials.

This Special Issue collects original research and critical reviews about scientific and technical information. Case studies describing real-life applications of novel technologies are also very welcome.

Dr. Athanasia Tolkou
Guest Editor

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  • membrane filtration
  • adsorption
  • coagulation
  • ozonation
  • hybrid processes
  • activated carbon
  • graphene oxide
  • carbon nanotubes
  • microplastics
  • heavy metals
  • pharmaceuticals
  • oxyanions
  • dyes
  • wastewaters

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