Journal of Chemistry

Advanced Materials for Clean Water: Removal of Pollutants and Biological Assessment of Water

Publishing date
01 Nov 2019
Submission deadline
14 Jun 2019

1Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco

2Oulu University, Oulu, Finland

3University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

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Advanced Materials for Clean Water: Removal of Pollutants and Biological Assessment of Water

This issue is now closed for submissions.


Water is a very simple, critical, and basic source for the existence of life on Earth; however its contamination is one of the main causes of death, and with an increasing population people will get a limited access to drinking water. Many commercial processes are widely used to preserve water, such as sorbents, membrane technology, and chemical precipitation. However, these processes are not energy and cost efficient and there are difficulties in their reusability and sustainability.

Advanced materials can help to provide clean water in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. The efficiency, stability, durability, environmental friendliness, and economic feasibility are the main factors that make adsorption and photocatalytic processes the most extensively used processes for water remediation, for either organic pollutants or heavy metals contamination. Thus, well-designed advanced materials with high-density adsorption sites are a hot topic for environmental water remediation.

This special issue aims to attract the submission of high-quality original research papers and review articles, reporting on recent advances and developments in the field of design of advanced materials for water remediation (adsorption and photocatalysis). Articles that highlight activated carbon, nanoparticles, carbon materials, polymers, natural materials, inorganic materials, Zeolites, and Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are of particular interest. Papers that deal with the assessment of water quality from bays and estuaries are also welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and synthesis carbon materials for the removal of heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and dyes
  • Advanced MOFs, Zeolites, and hybrid materials for the decontamination of drinking water
  • Advanced materials for water treatment
  • Photocatalytic pollutant degradation for water remediation
  • Inorganic oxides and nanoparticles for the removal of pollutants from water
  • Biological assessment of water: bacteria and/or heavy metals analyses
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