Editor: Amit Bhatnagar

Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-538-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-269-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080526911120101


Among various water and wastewater treatment technologies, the adsorption process is considered better because of lower cost, simple design and easy operation. Activated carbon (a universal adsorbent) is generally used for the removal of diverse types of pollutants from water and wastewater. Research is now being directed towards the modification of carbon surfaces to enhance its adsorption potential towards specific pollutants. However, widespread use of commercial activated carbon is sometimes restricted especially in developing or poor countries due to its higher costs. Attempts are therefore being made to develop inexpensive adsorbents utilizing abundant natural materials, agricultural and industrial waste materials. Use of waste materials as low-cost adsorbents is attractive due to their contribution in the reduction of costs for waste disposal, therefore contributing to environmental protection. This e-book explores knowledge on recent developments in adsorbents synthesis and their use in water pollution control. This handy reference work is intended for researchers and scientists actively engaged in the study of adsorption and the development and application of efficient adsorption technology for water treatment. This e-book covers a wide range of topics including modeling aspects of adsorption process and the applications of conventional and non-conventional adsorbents in water remediation emphasizing sorption mechanisms of different pollutants on the adsorbents.

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Stephen J. Allen
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- Pp. iii-v (3)
Amit Bhatnagar
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List of Contributors

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Amit Bhatnagar
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Activated Carbon Adsorption for Waste Water Treatment

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Meenakshi Goyal, Mamta Bhagat
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Equilibrium and Kinetic Modeling of Adsorption at Solid/Solution Interfaces

- Pp. 32-80 (49)
Wojciech Plazinski, Anita Plazinska
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Iron Oxide Nanoadsorbents for Removal of Various Pollutants from Wastewater: An Overview

- Pp. 81-118 (38)
Nashaat N. Nassar
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Surface Engineered Inorganic Nanomaterials for Water Remediation

- Pp. 119-152 (34)
Bedabrata Saha, Gopal Das
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Layered Double Hydroxides as Potential Sorbents for Water Remediation

- Pp. 153-237 (85)
P. Koilraj, C. M. Jinesh, S. Kannan
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Mesoporous Silicates for Mitigation of Metal-Ion and Phosphate Pollution in Water

- Pp. 238-271 (34)
Aoife M. Burke, Colm McManamon, Paul Delaney, John P. Hanrahan, Justin D. Holmes, Michael A. Morris
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Kaolinite: A Cheap Alternative for Industrial and Mining Wastewater Treatment

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Zuy Maria Magriotis, Rísia Magriotis Papini, Paulo Roberto de Magalhães Viana, Priscila Ferreira de Sales, Otávia Martins Silva Rodrigues
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Natural and Treated Montmorillonites as Scavengers of Toxic Metals from Water

- Pp. 291-346 (56)
Susmita Sen Gupta, K.G. Bhattacharyya
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Natural Materials as Low Cost Adsorbents for Water Treatment

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Emine Malkoc
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Use of Natural Zeolites for Organic Compounds Removal from Water

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Stefano Salvestrini, Pasquale Iovino, Silvana Canzano, Sante Capasso
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Agricultural Wastes as Low Cost Adsorbents for Water Treatment

- Pp. 382-412 (31)
Ali Ahmadpour, Tahereh Rohani Bastami, Samira Hozhabr Araghi
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A Review: Utilization of Biochar for Wastewater Treatment

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Hong Zhang, Zengliang Yu, Qing Huang
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Application of Rice Husk and Bagasse Ash as Adsorbents in Water Treatment

- Pp. 432-454 (23)
Paitip Thiravetyan
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Electric ARC Furnace Steel Slag: A Low Cost Industrial Adsorbent for Stormwater Treatment

- Pp. 455-484 (30)
Nnaemeka C. Okochi, Dena W. McMartin
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Victorian Lignite as an Alternative Industrial Adsorbent - Kinetic Studies

- Pp. 485-501 (17)
Ying Qi, Gil Garnier, Andrew F.A. Hoadley
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Bone Char: An Alternative for the Removal of Diverse Organic and Inorganic Compounds from Industrial Wastewaters

- Pp. 502-522 (21)
Sônia Denise Ferreira Rocha, Marcos Vinícius Ribeiro, Paulo Roberto de Magalhães Viana, Marcelo Borges Mansur
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A Note on the Advances in Adsorption Technology for Water Treatment: Progress and Challenges

- Pp. 523-528 (6)
Amit Bhatnagar
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