Editor: "Amit Bhatnagar "

Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-538-8
eISBN: 978-1-60805-269-1 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816080526911120101

Introduction

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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Contributors

Editor(s):
Amit Bhatnagar
The School of Natural Sciences
Linnaeus University
Sweden




Contributor(s):
Meenakshi Goyal
University Institute of Chemical Engineering ' Technology Punjab University
Chandigarh
India


Mamta Bhagat
Department of Chemical Engineering
D C R University of Science & Technology
Murthal
Haryana
India


Wojciech Plazinski
Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry
Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Niezapominajek 8
Cracow, 30-239
Poland


Anita Plazinska
Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroengineering
Medical University of Lublin ul.
W. Chodzki 4a
Lublin, 20-093
Poland


Nashaat N. Nassar
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
University of Calgary
Calgary
Alberta , T2N 1N4
Canada


Bedabrata Saha
Centre for the Environment and Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology
Guwahati
Assam
India


Gopal Das
Centre for the Environment and Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology
Guwahati
Assam
India


P. Koilraj
Discipline of Inorganic Materials & Catalysis
Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
GB Marg
Bhavnagar , 364021
India


C. M. Jinesh
Discipline of Inorganic Materials & Catalysis
Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
GB Marg
Bhavnagar , 364021
India


S. Kannan
Discipline of Inorganic Materials & Catalysis
Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
GB Marg
Bhavnagar , 364021
India


Aoife M. Burke
Department of Chemistry
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland
/
Environmental Research Institute
Lee Road
Cork
Ireland


Colm McManamon
Department of Chemistry
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland
/
Environmental Research Institute
Lee Road
Cork
Ireland


Paul Delaney
Department of Chemistry
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland
/
Environmental Research Institute
Lee Road
Cork
Ireland


John P. Hanrahan
Department of Chemistry
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland
/
Environmental Research Institute
Lee Road
Cork
Ireland


Justin D. Holmes
Department of Chemistry
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland
/
Environmental Research Institute
Lee Road
Cork
Ireland


Michael A. Morris
Department of Chemistry
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland
/
Environmental Research Institute
Lee Road
Cork
Ireland


Zuy Maria Magriotis
Departamento de Química
Universidade Federal de Lavras
Lavras
Minas Gerais
Brazil


Priscila Ferreira de Sales
Departamento de Química
Universidade Federal de Lavras
Lavras
Minas Gerais
Brazil


Rísia Magriotis Papini
Departamento de Engenharia de Minas
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
Brazil


P.R. de M. Viana
Departamento de Engenharia de Minas
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
Brazil


O. M.S. Rodrigues
Departamento de Engenharia de Minas
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
Brazil


Susmita Sen Gupta
Department of Chemistry
B N College
Dhubri
Assam
India


K.G. Bhattacharyya
Department of Chemistry
Gauhati University
Guwahati
Assam
India


Emine Malkoc
Ataturk University
Engineering Faculty, Department of Environmental Engineering
Erzurum
Turkey


Stefano Salvestrini
Department of Environmental Sciences
Second University of Naples
Caserta
Italy


Pasquale Iovino
Department of Environmental Sciences
Second University of Naples
Caserta
Italy


Silvana Canzano
Department of Environmental Sciences
Second University of Naples
Caserta
Italy


Sante Capasso
Department of Environmental Sciences
Second University of Naples
Caserta
Italy


Ali Ahmadpour
Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, P.O. Box 1111
Mashhad
Iran


Tahereh Rohani Bastami
Department of Chemistry
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
P.O. Box 91775
Mashhad
Iran


Samira Hozhabr Araghi
Department of Chemistry
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
P.O. Box 91775
Mashhad
Iran


Hong Zhang
Key Laboratory of Ion Beam Bioengineering
Institute of Biotechnology and Agriculture Engineering
Hefei Institutes of Physical Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hefei
Anhui , 230031
PR China


Qing Huang
Key Laboratory of Ion Beam Bioengineering
Institute of Biotechnology and Agriculture Engineering
Hefei Institutes of Physical Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hefei
Anhui , 230031
PR China


Zengliang Yu
Key Laboratory of Ion Beam Bioengineering
Institute of Biotechnology and Agriculture Engineering
Hefei Institutes of Physical Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hefei
Anhui , 230031
PR China


Paitip Thiravetyan
Division of Biotechnology
School of Bioresources and Technology
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
Bangkok
Thailand


Nnaemeka C. Okochi
Environmental Systems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Regina
Regina
Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2
Canada


Dena W. McMartin
Environmental Systems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Regina
Regina
Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2
Canada


Ying Qi
Department of Chemical Engineering
Monash University, Australia
P. O. Box 36, Monash University
Clayton 3800
Victoria
Australia


Gil Garnier
Department of Chemical Engineering
Monash University, Australia
P. O. Box 36, Monash University
Clayton
Victoria, 3800
Australia
/
Australian Pulp and Paper Institute
Monash University, Australia
P. O. Box 59, Monash University
Clayton
Victoria, 3800
Australia


Andrew F.A. Hoadley
Department of Chemical Engineering
Monash University, Australia
P. O. Box 36, Monash University
Clayton
Victoria, 3800
Australia


S.D.F. Rocha
Department of Mining Engineering and Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
Brazil


M.V. Ribeiro
Department of Mining Engineering and Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
Brazil


P.R. de M. Viana
Department of Mining Engineering and Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
Brazil


M.B. Mansur
Department of Mining Engineering and Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
Brazil


Amit Bhatnagar
The School of Natural Sciences
Linnaeus University Landgången 3
SE-391 82 Kalmar
Sweden




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