Biomass-Derived Materials for Environmental Applications

Biomass-Derived Materials for Environmental Applications

1st Edition - June 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Ioannis Anastopoulos, Eder Lima, Lucas Meili, Dimitrios Giannakoudakis
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919142

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Biomass-Derived Materials for Environmental Applications presents state-of-the-art coverage of bio-based materials that can be applied to address the growing global concern of pollutant discharge in the environment. The book examines the production, characterization and application of bio-based materials for remediation. Organized clearly by type of material, the book includes details on lignocellulosic materials, natural clays, carbonaceous materials, composites and advanced materials from natural origins. Readers will find an interdisciplinary and practical examination of these materials and their use in 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, as well as physicochemical and engineered features of bio-based materials for environmental purposes
  • Provides in-depth examination of bio-based materials and their characteristics and advantages in environmental remediation
  • Covers a range of specific materials, including background information, key results, critical discussions, conclusions and future perspectives


Researchers and graduate students working in environmental remediation and environmental engineering, as well as materials science engineers, chemical engineers, green/environmental chemists

Table of Contents

  • 1. (Radio)toxic metal ion adsorption by plant fibers
    Melpomeni Prodromou and Ioannis Pashalidis
    2. The Utilisation of Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) Seed Shells as Adsorbent for Water Pollution Remediation
    Joshua O. Ighalo, Chinenye Adaobi Igwegbe and Adewale Adeniyi
    3. Biochar for the Removal of Methylene Blue from Aquatic Environment: A Review
    JYOTI MITTAL, Charu Arora and Alok Mittal
    4. Application of biochar to abate soil pollution
    Yasir Hamid and Xiaoe Yang
    5. Biomass-Derived Adsorbents for Caffeine Removal From Aqueous
    Melissa Gurgel Adeodato Vieira, Tauany de Figueiredo Neves, Natália Gabriele Camparotto, Meuris Gurgel Carlos da Silva, Patricia Prediger and Arthur da Silva Vasconcelos de Almeida
    6. Carbonaceous materials - A prospective strategy for eco-friendly decontamination of wastewater
    Rabia Nazir and Sana Khalid
    7. Production of carbon-based adsorbents from lignocellulosic biomass
    Eder C. Lima, Mu. Naushad, Guilherme Luiz Dotto, Glaydson Simoes Reis, Flavio A. Pavan, Mooaz Korany Seliem, Farooq Sher and Ashish Guleria
    8. Lignin and Lignin-Derived Products As Adsorbent Materials For Wastewater Treatment has been
    Kumar Anupam
    9. Utilization of mussel shell to remediate soils polluted with heavy metals
    Avelino Núñez-Delgado, Manuel Arias-Estevez, Vanesa Santás-Miguel and David Fernández-Calviño
    10. Perspectives of the reuse of agricultural wastes from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, as new adsorbent materials
    Gabriela Silveira da Rosa, André Ricardo Felkl de Almeida, Lucas Meili, Alaor Filho, Luana Vaz Tholozan and Elenara Oliveira
    11. Polyvalent metal ion adsorption by chemically modified biochar fibers
    Katerina Philippou and Ioannis Pashalidis
    12. Leucaena Leucocephala as biomass material for Heavy Metals and Metalloids removal
    Mohamed Abatal Sr., Yaneth Stephanie Durán Avendaño, Norge Cruz Hernández, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Ioannis ANASTOPOULOS and María T. Olguín Gutierrez
    13. Sunflower-based materials for environmental application
    Ioannis ANASTOPOULOS, Kumar Vikrant and Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis
    14. A review of pine-based adsorbents for the adsorption of dyes
    Joshua O. Ighalo, Chinenye Adaobi Igwegbe, Ioannis ANASTOPOULOS, Mustapha Raji and Kingsley O. Iwuozor
    15. Utilisation of avocado (Persea americana) adsorbents for the elimination of pollutants from water: A review
    Joshua O. Ighalo, Yaoyu Zhou, Ioannis ANASTOPOULOS, Rangabhashiyam S, Bin Yao and Chukwunonso Aniagor
    16. Agro-wastes as precursors of biochar, a cleaner adsorbent to remove pollutants from aqueous
    Eduardo Soto-Regalado, Margarita Loredo-Cancino and Nancy Elizabeth Dávila-Guzman
    17. Biomass-derived renewable materials for sustainable chemical and environmental applications
    Farooq Sher, Muntaha Ilyas, Mariam Hameed, Eder C. Lima, Ayesha Zafar, Rebecca Margetts, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
    18. Utilization of Biomass-derived Materials for Sustainable Environmental Pollutants Remediation
    Sankha Chakrabortty, Jayato Nayak, Sanchari Ghosh, Prasenjit Chakraborty, Meerambika Behera, Shiesendu Banerjee, Suraj K. Tripathy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919142

About the Editors

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

Eder Lima

Prof. Lima is a Professor of the Institute of Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Prof Lima was editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials from 2018 to 2020. He was an editor of the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (JECE) from 2013 to 2018 and Editor of Special Issues of JECE from 2018 to 2019. Now, Prof. Lima is an editor of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. He has more than 200 published papers. He has been working on the removal of toxic compounds from aqueous effluents using various kinds of adsorbents. His research group is now broadly focused on the use of biomass, in natural and/or chemically modified forms, for the removal of toxic species from industrial effluents; the development of new adsorbent materials such as organo-functionalized silica and silicates, celluloses, and carbon nanotubes; and the production of new activated carbons derived from renewable sources.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

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

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

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