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Special Issue "Adsorbents and Their Applications (Second Volume)"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2023 | Viewed by 1158
Special Issue Editor
Interests: separation of elements; sorption; wastewater treatment; pectin-based biosorbent; ICP-AES and ICP MS analyses
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The continuous progress of civilization has spurred the development of various branches of industry. This has produced a variety different threats to the environment, including one of the biggest—the decline of clean water resources—which is also related to climate change. Fortunately, the growing awareness and sense of responsibility for the environment are imposing increasingly restrictive limits on pollutants in sewage and gases discharged into the environment. In general, zero liquid discharge or closed loop technologies are desirable. In the development of this type of technology, apart from membrane techniques, various types of sorbents are helpful. Every year, many articles on new sorbents are published, the most popular of which are biosorbents, due to their availability and low cost; various nanomaterials with high sorption capacities and good kinetics; and polymeric materials with specifically designed properties. The testing of these materials on real solutions is valuable because it allows the verification of the usefulness of the material in practice. Another important issue, unfortunately omitted in many tests, is the testing of sorbent desorption and regeneration and its disposal. These factors also determine the usability of the sorbent in real-world scenarios. The ideal sorbent should be cheap and highly selective and have good sorption capacity, chemical and mechanical resistance, and sorption kinetics. It should allow easy desorption and have a high adsorbate concentration factor, and the resulting by-product should be easy to manage. The number of sorption–desorption and regeneration cycles possible per portion of sorbent should be as high as possible.
The ideal sorbent does not yet exist. Research on new sorbents is therefore required and should aim to create sorbents that are close to the ideal as possible.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Agata Jakóbik-Kolon
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