Advanced Materials for Sustainable Environmental Remediation

Advanced Materials for Sustainable Environmental Remediation

Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments

1st Edition - April 15, 2022

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  • Editors: Dimitrios Giannakoudakis, Lucas Meili, Ioannis Anastopoulos
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323904865
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904858

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Advanced Materials for Sustainable Environmental Remediation: Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments presents detailed, comprehensive coverage of novel and advanced materials that can be applied to address the growing global concern of the pollution of natural resources in waters, the air and soil. It provides fundamental knowledge on available materials and treatment processes, as well as applications, including adsorptive remediation and catalytic remediation. Organized clearly by type of material, this book presents a consistent structure for each chapter, including characteristics of the materials, basic and important physicochemical features for environmental remediation applications, routes of synthesis, recent advances as remediation medias, and future perspectives. This book offers an interdisciplinary and practical examination of available materials and processes for environmental remediation that will be valuable to environmental scientists, materials scientists, environmental chemists, and environmental engineers alike.

Key Features

  • Highlights a wide range of synthetic methodologies, physicochemical and engineered features of novel materials and composites/hybrids for environmental purposes
  • Provides comprehensive, consolidated coverage of advanced materials for environmental remediation applications for researchers in environmental science, materials science, and industry to identify in-depth solutions to pollution
  • Presents up-to-date details of advanced materials, including descriptions and characteristics that impact their applications in environmental remediation processes


Researchers and graduate students working in environmental remediation. Materials scientists, chemical engineers, green/environmental chemists

Table of Contents

  • Cover Image
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Table of Contents
  • Contributors
  • About the editors
  • Note from the editors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1 Trends in advanced materials for sustainable environmental remediation
  • 1.1 Environmental pollution and role of materials in its remediation
  • 1.2 Strategies for environmental remediation
  • 1.3 Present challenges and future prospects for utilization of advanced materials in sustainable environmental remediation
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2 Potential of MOF-based novel adsorbents for the removal of aquatic pollutants
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Various forms of aquatic pollutants
  • 2.3 Traditional approaches for the treatment of aquatic pollutants
  • 2.4 Overview of MOFs
  • 2.5 Applications of MOFs for the treatment of aquatic pollutants
  • 2.6 Large-scale production of the MOFs
  • 2.7 Challenges and future directives
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Metal-organic frameworks for the prolific purification of hazardous airborne pollutants
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Structural features of MOFs
  • 3.3 Synthesis of MOFs
  • 3.4 Adsorptive purification of airborne pollutants
  • 3.5 Innovative strategies for performance enhancement
  • 3.6 Comparison with commercial adsorbents
  • 3.7 Regeneration and reusability
  • 3.8 Prospects and challenges
  • 3.9 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Advanced materials for sustainable environmental remediation: Terrestrial and aquatic environments; MOF-based materials as soil amendments
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Classification and toxicity of soil pollutants
  • 4.3 Overview of available methods to identify/remove soil pollutants
  • 4.4 Prerequisite structural advantages of MOFs and their composites for the remediation and quantification of soil contaminants
  • 4.5 MOFs as an efficient tool for soil remediation
  • 4.6 Confronts and future scope of this technology
  • Conclusions
  • Abbreviations
  • References
  • Chapter 5 Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as a catalyst for advanced oxidation processes—Micropollutant removal
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Methods of synthesis
  • 5.3 MOFs and their derivatives
  • 5.4 Applications of MOFs in AOP
  • 5.5 Strategies to improve performance of MOFs
  • 5.6 Stability and reusability
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6 Engineering structured metal-organic frameworks for environmental applications
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Spheres
  • 6.3 Pellets
  • 6.4 Monoliths
  • 6.5 3D-printed monoliths
  • Conclusions and further outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Aerogel, xerogel, and cryogel: Synthesis, surface chemistry, and properties—Practical environmental applications and the future developments
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Preparation and affecting synthesis parameters of aerogels, cryogels, and xerogels
  • 7.3 Features and applications of aerogels, cryogels, and xerogels
  • 7.4 Surface chemistry of aerogels, cryogels, and xerogels
  • 7.5 Environmental applications of aerogels, cryogels, and xerogels
  • Conclusion and future development
  • References
  • Chapter 8 Nanoscale cellulose and nanocellulose-based aerogels
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Cellulose and nanocellulose
  • 8.3 Nanocellulose-based aerogels
  • 8.4 Applications of nanoscale cellulose
  • 8.5 Perspective and outlook
  • 8.6 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 9 Sol-gel–derived silica xerogels: Synthesis, properties, and their applicability for removal of hazardous pollutants
  • 9.1 Introduction and overview of sol-gel method
  • 9.2 Engineering the porosity and surface chemistry of silica xerogels
  • 9.3 Adsorptive removal of hazardous pollutants
  • 9.4 Summary and outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 10 Processing of hybrid TiO2 semiconducting materials and their environmental application
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Methods for the processing of hybrid TiO2
  • 10.3 Processing of hybrid TiO2 nanomaterials
  • 10.4 Environmental application of hybrid TiO2 nanoparticles
  • Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 11 Fundamentals of layered double hydroxides and environmental applications
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Layered double hydroxides
  • 11.3 Environmental applications
  • Conclusion and Future Perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 12 Green nanocomposites and gamma radiation as a novel treatment for dye removal in wastewater
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Textile dyes and wastewater
  • 12.3 Green synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticle and water remediation
  • 12.4 Iron oxide nanoparticles supported on ion‐exchange resins
  • 12.5 Water remediation using gamma irradiation
  • 12.6 Water remediation by using iron oxides nanoparticles-based composites
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • References
  • Chapter 13 Potential of zeolite as an adsorbent for the removal of trace metal(loids) in wastewater
  • 13.1 Trace metal(loids) contamination in water
  • 13.2 Zeolite: Chemistry
  • 13.3 Role of zeolite in remediation of trace metal(loids) contaminants
  • 13.4 Modification of zeolite for the removal of toxic metals
  • 13.5 Summary and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 14 Natural and synthetic clay-based materials applied for the removal of emerging pollutants from aqueous medium
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Natural clays for adsorption
  • 14.3 Modified and synthesized clay-based materials for adsorption
  • 14.4 Adsorption of emerging contaminants by natural and modified clays
  • 14.5 Comparison of different activation methods in the same clay type
  • 14.6 Future perspectives and final remarks
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 15 Application of magnetic biochars for the removal of aquatic pollutants
  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Fabrication techniques for magnetic biochar
  • 15.3 Physicochemical properties of magnetic biochar
  • 15.4 Factors affecting the adsorption of pollutants
  • 15.5 Applications of magnetic biochar
  • 15.6 Adsorption mechanisms
  • 15.7 Magnetic biochar regeneration and disposal
  • Conclusions and future recommendations
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 16 Progress in the synthesis and applications of polymeric nanomaterials derived from waste lignocellulosic biomass
  • 16.1 Overview on the lignocellulosic-derived nanomaterials
  • 16.2 Isolation of lignocellulosic-based nanomaterials
  • 16.3 Functionality improvement through structural modification of nanocellulose obtained from biomass
  • 16.4 Progress in the application of cellulose and lignin-derived nanoparticles
  • 16.5 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 17 Activated carbons in full-scale advanced wastewater treatment
  • 17.1 Activated carbons
  • 17.2 Environmental challenges driving the use of activated carbon in urban wastewater treatment
  • 17.3 Activated carbon based processes for controlling CECs in wastewater treatment
  • 17.4 Activated carbons used for wastewater treatment
  • 17.5 Final remarks and research needs
  • Acknowledgments
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • References
  • Chapter 18 Carbon nanotube-based materials for environmental remediation processes
  • 18.1 Introduction
  • 18.2 Overview of CNTs synthesis and characterization techniques
  • 18.3 CNTs as adsorbents, membranes, and photocatalysts
  • 18.4 CNT combined with biopolymers
  • 18.5 Environmental and human safety
  • 18.6 CNT-based biomaterials in environmental remediation
  • Conclusions and remarks
  • References
  • Chapter 19 Applications of graphene oxide (GO) and its hybrid with nanoparticles for water decontamination
  • 19.1 Introduction
  • 19.2 Graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO): Chemical and structural properties, synthetic routes of obtention, and use in anchoring and stabilization
  • 19.3 Organic and inorganic pollutants: Application of GO and hybrid GO nanomaterials to removal contaminants
  • 19.4 Utilization of GO and hybrid-GO nanomaterials to water disinfection contaminated with viruses and bacteria
  • 19.5 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 20 Graphitic carbon nitride: Triggering the solar light–assisted decomposition of hazardous substances
  • 20.1 Introduction
  • 20.2 Synthesis of materials and their characteristics
  • 20.3 Photoactivity mechanisms of diverse g-C3N4
  • 20.4 The extent of decomposition of hazardous substances
  • 20.5 Conclusion
  • List of abbreviations
  • References
  • Chapter 21 Utilization of fly ash-based advanced materials in adsorptive removal of pollutants from aqueous media
  • 21.1 Introduction
  • 21.2 Synthesis methods of fly ash- / modified fly ash-based adsorbents
  • 21.3 Application of fly ash-based materials for adsorption of pollutants from water
  • 21.4 Future perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 22 Activated carbons derived from biomass for the removal by adsorption of several pesticides from water
  • 22.1 Introduction
  • 22.2 Modeling sustainable activated carbons for the removal of pesticides by adsorption
  • 22.3 Kinetic modeling
  • 22.4 Isotherm modeling
  • 22.5 Thermodynamic studies
  • 22.6 Relation between adsorption capacity and surface area in the adsorption process of several pesticides by biomass-derived carbon materials
  • 22.7 Concluding remarks and recommendations for future work
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 23 Synthesis and application of nanostructured iron oxides heterogeneous catalysts for environmental applications
  • 23.1 Introduction
  • 23.2 Pristine and engineered iron oxides: Synthesis routes
  • 23.3 Properties of nanostructured iron oxides
  • 23.4 Application of nanostructured iron oxides for environmental remediation
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 646
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: April 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323904865
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904858

About the Editors

Dimitrios Giannakoudakis

Dr. Dimitrios Giannakoudakis obtained his Chemistry bachelor’s degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, continuing with his first master’s degree (“Physical Chemistry & Electrochemistry of Materials”) and his second (“Chemistry Teaching and New Educational Technologies”). In 2012, he became a PhD candidate to the City University of New York (CUNY) focusing on “Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry.” During his PhD candidacy, he received the James Whittam Award for Research Excellence in Interfacial Phenomena (2016) and his third master’s degree. He continued as a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct tutor at CCNY (2017), at AUTh (2017-2018), and at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences (IChF) in Warsaw (2018-2020). Currently, he is Assistant Professor at the IChF. His research focuses on photo/thermo/sono-catalysis, solely or in combination, in diverse environmental and energy applications and on design, functionalization, and physicochemical features characterization of nano-engineered materials/nanocomposites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Institute of Physical Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences, Greece

Lucas Meili

Dr. Meili is a Full Professor in the Center of Technology at Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. Prof. Meili graduated in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande (Brazil) and obtained his Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) in 2009. His areas of interest are focused on separation processes, water and wastewater treatment, and synthesis of materials. Particularly he has interest in processes of adsorption of dyes and pharmaceuticals and synthesis of biochars, clays and carbon quantum dots. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and he serves as editor of Water Science Technology and Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Center of Technology, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

Ioannis Anastopoulos

Prof. Dr. Ioannis Anastopoulos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agriculture, University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece. His research is focused on the following areas at the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soils after receiving organic and inorganic materials, the fabrication of different adsorbents for wastewater treatment, and the use of organic amendments for soil remediation. He is an author of publications in peer-reviewed journals (> 70 articles) with more than 3000 citations. His name is also included in the 2% top world scientists for the year 2019 (Baas, Jeroen; Boyack, Kevin; Ioannidis, John P.A. (2020), “Data for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators", Mendeley Data, V2, DOI: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.2#file-dd0904a8-0eba-4cf3-be4a-c6092261fed5)

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece

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