Adsorption Mechanism of Novel Porous Materials in Wastewater Treatment
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 12742
Interests: adsorption mechanism; clay; medical drug; molecular simulation; MOF material; halloysite
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Environmental pollutants such as heavy metals and organic contaminants are discharged in a huge quantity from industries and agriculture. On the other hand, medical drugs such as antimicrobials are used for the therapeutic treatment of diseases in humans and animals such as cattle, swine, poultry, and fish for growth promotion. Today, as a consequence of the overuse of chemicals in agriculture, industries, and uprising of prescription medicines as polar molecule pollutants in the aquatic environment, we have found ourselves in a more hostile environment with many hazardous materials, with an omnipresent impact on the local environment. Today, this phenomenon has aroused concerns because these discharged contaminants, including pharmaceuticals, can persist in the environment and be consumed by humans via the food chain or via drinking water in the long run. We cannot overemphasize the importance of the removal of adsorbents. Consequently, public detection, investigation of their environmental behaviors, and their removal using different techniques have become an urgent issue, which is why various articles have discussed removal technologies and adsorption mechanisms—albeit only from a macroscopic or microscopic view, and not from the nanoscale.
The main objective of this Special Issue is to remind everyone of our collective responsibility as regards removing environmental contaminants. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to develop a detailed understanding of kinetic molecular adsorption of pollutants and its mechanisms.
Prof. Dr. Po-Hsiang Chang
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- porous materials
- adsorption mechanism
- metal–organic framework materials
- heavy metals
- organic contaminants
- molecular simulation