A special issue of International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
Although used as a physical-chemical process over a long period, it is only over the last few decades that adsorption has developed to a stage where it is now a major industrial separation process, being also included in the University curricula. Certainly, many conferences on relevant scientific fields have taken place and hundreds of papers published, confirming the significance of adsorption as a subject of study and research, particularly with relevance to wastewater treatment technology.
For this Call, submission is encouraged, for instance, for papers linking characterization results with sorbent performance, demonstrating the changes of the solution pH during the adsorption process, modelling (complexation, double layer retention, etc.) and the respective calculations, mostly for fixed bed operations, etc. Adsorption is addressed here in its general sense, i.e. all the related sorptive areas such as ion exchange, surface precipitation, etc. are included (for the liquid-solid interphase), as well as studies of the adsorbent synthesis.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
- New adsorbents
- Novel processes
- Heavy metals
- Organic substances and dyes
Deadline for paper submission: 31 May, 2008
First turn of papers review: 31 July, 2008
Second turn of papers review: 30 September, 2008
Final papers submission: 31 October, 2008