Traditional and Novel Adsorbents for Antibiotics Removal from Wastewater

Seyedmehdi Sharifian, Neda Asasian-Kolur, Mika Sillanpää

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Traditional and Novel Adsorbents for Antibiotics Removal from Wastewater describes, in detail, the importance of removing antibiotics from aqueous systems, along with new information on their variation, solubility, toxicology and allowable concentration in groundwater. The book covers adsorption as an applicable method, highlighting its advantages and disadvantages. It investigates various adsorbents ranging from traditional activated carbons, modified forms of clays, metal oxides, polymer resins, and more advanced materials such as graphene-based, MOF, nano-matrices, and composite materials as potential sorbents for the adsorption of antibiotics from aqueous solutions. In addition, the book covers biological microorganisms that have been used to remove antibiotics from wastewater and presents biopolymers, biowaste and living cells potentially and practically suitable for this purpose. For all adsorbents, the book explains preparation methods, main properties, modification techniques to increase antibiotic removal efficiency, mechanisms in antibiotic removal, advantages and limitations. It also presents adsorption-desorption in batch and continuous mode, optimized operating parameters, kinetic and equilibrium adsorption, and regeneration studies.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages535
ISBN (Electronic)9780443192111
ISBN (Print)9780443192128
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering


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