Functional Biopolymers for Adsorption Applications

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 315

Special Issue Editors


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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Interests: biopolymer materials; biosorbent; biodegradability; heavy metal removal; dye removal; functional biopolymers

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Co-Guest Editor
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Interests: biopolymer materials; biosorbent; biodegradability; heavy metals removal; dye removal; functional biopolymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For the past three to four decades, biopolymers have been extensively developed as promising renewable polymeric materials and have found many uses in a range of application areas including in wastewater treatment, agriculture, the food and beverage industry, biotechnology, chemistry, cosmetic and personal care, and biological and pharmaceutical industries. Recent research has shown that biopolymers such as polysaccharides, because of their unique functional characteristics, can be modified into different applicable configurations such as flakes, gel membranes and gel beads. Moreover, studies examining the functional properties of polymer materials have revealed that biopolymers possess several distinctive properties that make them useful in water purifications, dye binding, and heavy metal removal.

This Special Issue will focus on innovative research work (articles and review papers) on biopolymer modification, characterization and application in water and wastewater treatment.

Prof. Dr. Peter Ogbemudia Osifo
Dr. Ephraim Igberase
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • biopolymer materials
  • biosorbent
  • biodegradability
  • heavy metal removal
  • dye removal
  • functional biopolymers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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