Themed collection Interfaces Against Pollution
Comparison of the benzene sorption properties of metal organic frameworks: influence of the textural properties
CuBTC exhibits stronger interaction with benzene as compared to MIL-101. It should be preferred for benzene remediation.
Nanoparticle foam flotation for caesium decontamination using a pH-sensitive surfactant
A fine tuning of the electrostatic interactions between Cu-Prussian blue analog nanoparticles and a pH responsive surfactant for an efficient and low-footprint caesium extraction process.
Al-substitution-induced defect sites enhance adsorption of Pb2+ on hematite
Al-substitution induces Fe vacancies on hematite (001) facets, which contributes substantially to increase the surface reactivity of hematite.
Soft electrodes in water desalination: application to multi-valent ions
The capacitive deionization (CDI) method, in which the capacitance of the electrical double layers is used for removing ions from aqueous solutions, can be more efficient if some procedures are devised to help the bare electrode double layers in adsorbing ions.
The role of DPPG in lung surfactant exposed to benzo[a]pyrene
Lung surfactant subdomains enriched with DPPG limit the penetration of benzo[a]pyrene molecules into the bulk solution.
Evolution of the reactive surface area of ferrihydrite: time, pH, and temperature dependency of growth by Ostwald ripening
Surface area is a crucial property of ferrihydrite that has been assessed by probing it with PO4.
Rapid disinfection of E. coli by a ternary BiVO4/Ag/g-C3N4 composite under visible light: photocatalytic mechanism and performance investigation in authentic sewage
Z-scheme photocatalyst BiVO4/Ag/g-C3N4 was constructed and applied for rapid disinfection of E. coli cells in water and wastewater.
Enhanced trimethoxypyrimidine degradation by piezophotocatalysis of BaTiO3/Ag3PO4 using mechanical vibration and visible light simultaneously
The piezophotocatalysis of BaTiO3/Ag3PO4 could enhance trimethoxypyrimidine degradation by promoting photo-generated electron–hole separation and utilizing ambient mechanical and light energies simultaneously.
Effects of geochemical conditions, surface modification, and arsenic (As) loadings on As release from As-loaded nano zero-valent iron in simulated groundwater
This manuscript makes a significant research impact regarding the fate of As-loaded nZVI particles under different geochemical conditions of groundwater downstream.
About this collection
This collection showcases selected papers presented at the 2018 Interfaces Against Pollution (IAP) conference in Montpellier, France. The papers collated here have been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environmental Science journals: Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Environmental Science: Nano, andEnvironmental Science: Water Research & Technology, and the collection has been Guest Edited by IAP conference organisers Jerzy Zajac, Jean-François Dufrêche and Bénédicte Prélot (University of Montpellier).