The current international literature is concentrated mainly on dispersed technological approaches for water resource remediation, and adopts a localized way of demonstrating these technological applications. In addition, the current literature often fails to cover and represent the wide geographical range of the technologies and materials applied, both nationally and globally. In response to these research constraints this book “Novel Materials and Water Purification” provides a rigorous and systematic approach for the direct and indirect use of novel materials for water management and water purification. These approaches are not limited to aqueous outflows, but also extend to cover a variety of water analysis services, such as in urban, suburban, rural and isolated contexts. As the global water crisis motivates industry to look for alternative water supplies, novel materials present a significant potential for use and for the safer disposal of hazardous water sources. Moreover, the potential for re-using otherwise lost sources of waste, gray or untapped water for further use have emerged.
More specifically this book provides an in-depth review of current technologies and emerging applications, including: biomaterials, advanced nanomaterials, polymeric materials, green novel materials, magnetic absorbents and photocatalysts, nanocellulose, graphene-based materials and engineered macrostructures, quaternary ammonium anion exchangers prepared from sugarcane bagasse, titanium dioxide-based composites, as well as technological and procedural advances, including: synthesis of materials, membranes and desalination in water purification. The book thus provides an overview of niche treatment technologies for water source purification, and includes the following chapters.
Chapter 1: Biomaterials for Water Purification: Dyes, Heavy Metals, and Pharmaceuticals, by Vinayak Adimule, Nidhi Manhas, Shashanka Rajendrachari.
Chapter 2: Sustainable Synthesis of Green Novel Materials for Water Purification, by Amal I. Hassan, Hosam M. Saleh.
Chapter 3: MXene-based Separation Membranes for Water Purification and Desalination, by Akbar Alia, Ayaz Ali Memon, Jun Yang, Javeed Akhtar, Khalid Hussain Thebo.
Chapter 4: Advanced Nanomaterials for Removal of Emerging Organic Pollutants from Water, by Adedapo O. Adeola, Patricia B. C. Forbes.
Chapter 5: Magnetic Adsorbents/Photocatalysts for Water Purification: Progress and Challenges, by M. G. Galloni, H. M. Adeel Sharif, A. Grainca, M. Rizwan Haider, R. Djellabi.
Chapter 6: Nanocellulose-based Membranes for Water Purification: Multifunctional Nanocellulose Extraction, Characterization, Modification Strategies, and Current Release in Water Treatment and Environmental Remediation, by Saly R. El Dakkony, Mahmoud F. Mubarak, Adel A.-H. Abdel-Rahman.
Chapter 7: Graphene-based Materials for Water Remediation: Recent Advances on Pollutant Sorption, Photodegradation and Filtration, by Bruno Henriques, Nicole Ferreira, Martina Kocijan, Milan Vukšić, Burak Ünlu, Serbülent Türk, Mahmut Özacar, Gil Gonçalves.
Chapter 8: Responsive Polymeric Materials: Advances in Membrane-based Technologies for Water Treatment Processes, by Perla Cruz-Tato, Alondra S. Rodríguez-Rolón, Jessika Pazol, Eduardo Nicolau.
Chapter 9: Graphene-based Engineered Macrostructures for Water Purification, by Chirag Batukbhai Godiya.
Chapter 10: Textile Azo Dye Removal Using a Quaternary Ammonium Anion Exchanger Prepared from Sugarcane Bagasse, by Natália Roberta Marques Tanure, Liliane Catone Soares, Luisa Cardoso Maia, Amália Luísa Pedrosa Xavier, Oscar Fernando Herrera Adarme, Guilherme Max Dias Ferreira, Eduardo Ribeiro de Azevedo, Luis Henrique Mendes da Silva, Leandro Vinícius Alves Gurgel.
Chapter 11: Iron Oxide Nanomaterials for Water Purification, by Ateeq Rahman, Likius Shipwiisho Daniel, Veikko Uahengo.
Chapter 12: Factors Influencing TiO2-based Composites for Water Decolorization: A Systematic Review, by Likius Shipwiisho Daniel, Veikko Uahengo, Ateeq Rahman.
Chapter 13: Enviro-friendly Nanomaterial Synthesis and Its Utilization for Water Purification, by Huda Sharbini Kamaluddin, Katabathini Narasimharao.
Therefore, the book “Novel Materials and Water Purification” is an integrated and in-depth reference handbook in which diverse technologies and research approaches have been collected and systematically addressed in relation to water purification using innovative materials. By covering a wide geographical range and technological background for water management and water purification, as well as by demonstrating the multifaceted technological, operational and fabrication perspectives for water purification worldwide, this is a timely reference book of special interest for researchers of a wide spectrum of educational and scientific specializations, such as researchers and professionals in water science, water managers, materials scientists, professors, and university students undertaking research in the interdisciplinary scientific fields of environmental sustainability and technological competency.
Miltiadis G. Zamparas and Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos