The ion-exchange process is a natural phenomenon and mankind has been using this technique since the early days of civilisation. With the progress of technologies and concepts, we got a better understanding of this technique and increased its application horizon. Like in other research areas, nanotechnology has also penetrated heavily into this field, and has helped develop smart materials with better properties for application in adsorption and ion-exchange chromatography. A large amount of research was carried out in this field in the last few decades, showing the importance of these materials and technologies.
Water treatment is receiving great attention worldwide, due to the increasing demand of drinking water and hence the need to recycle polluted water sources. Keeping this importance in mind, this book “Applications of Adsorption and Ion Exchange Chromatography in Waste Water Treatment” has been edited with contributions from well know experts in the field, who have been working on different ion-exchange materials and technologies for many years.
Chapter 1 Remediation of dyes from industrial wastewater using low-cost adsorbents
Chapter 2 Ion-exchange kinetics of alkaline metals on the surface of carboxymethyl cellulose Sn(IV) phosphate composite cation exchanger
Chapter 3 Removal of nitrogen containing compounds by adsorption: a review
Chapter 4 Adsorption of proteins onto non-soluble polysaccharides matrixes: a friendly strategy to isolate enzymes with potential application for downstream processes
Chapter 5 Studies on different desalination processes turning sea water into drinking fresh water
Chapter 6 Adsorption of p-chlorophenol on microporous carbon by microwave activation: isotherms, kinetics and thermodynamics studies
Chapter 7 Removal of phosphates and sulphates in a multi-ion system with nitrates
Chapter 8 Application of adsorption techniques for sour and greenhouse gas treatment
Chapter 9 Removal of arsenic from water through adsorption onto metal oxide-coated material
Chapter 10 Adsorption and ion exchange: basic principles and their application in food processing
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