Themed collection Water treatment
Synthesis and application of pillared clay heterogeneous catalysts for wastewater treatment: a review
The use of pillared interlayered clays (PILCs) as heterogenous catalysts in wastewater treatment technologies, particularly advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), is gaining popularity for the treatment of refractory wastewater effluents.
A comprehensive review: electrospinning technique for fabrication and surface modification of membranes for water treatment application
The review paper discusses the surface modification and fabrication of electrospun nanofibers for wastewater treatment.
Utilization of LDH-based materials as potential adsorbents and photocatalysts for the decontamination of dyes wastewater: a review
This review introduces briefly the use of LDH materials as adsorbents and catalysts for the decontamination of dyes wastewater.
The removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater/aqueous solution using polypyrrole-based adsorbents: a review
Water pollution caused by heavy metal ions is becoming a serious threat to human and aquatic lives day by day.
Applications of graphene and its derivatives as an adsorbent for heavy metal and dye removal: a systematic and comprehensive overview
Because of their persistency and toxicity, dyes and heavy metal ions discharged to water bodies have become a worrisome issue.
Heterogeneous Fenton catalysts for the abatement of organic pollutants from aqueous solution: a review
Fenton processes have gained much attention in the field of wastewater treatment during recent years.
Recent advances in new generation dye removal technologies: novel search for approaches to reprocess wastewater
In order to control the negative impacts of dyes on living organisms, several techniques and methodologies have been developed for their removal from industry effluents and other water bodies.
Recent developments in heterogeneous photocatalytic water treatment using visible light-responsive photocatalysts: a review
This review summarizes the recent progress in the design, fabrication, and application of visible light-responsive photocatalysts.
Zinc oxide based photocatalysis: tailoring surface-bulk structure and related interfacial charge carrier dynamics for better environmental applications
Surface-bulk modification of zinc oxide for efficient photocatalysis.
Applications of conjugated polymer based composites in wastewater purification
This review describes the application of conjugated polymer (polyaniline, polypyrrole, and polythiophene) based composites in wastewater purification.
Principles and mechanisms of photocatalytic dye degradation on TiO2 based photocatalysts: a comparative overview
Pictorial representation of all possible dye degradation reaction in UV light initiated indirect dye degradation mechanism. This mechanism is practically more important over visible light initiated direct mechanism.
Role of graphene/metal oxide composites as photocatalysts, adsorbents and disinfectants in water treatment: a review
With a rapidly growing population, development of new materials, techniques and devices which can provide safe potable water continues to be one of the major research emphases of the scientific community.
Chemical treatment technologies for waste-water recycling—an overview
Illustration of the classification of Chemical treatment and Water recycling technologies.
Elimination of humic acid in water: comparison of UV/PDS and UV/PMS
In this work, UV-activated persulphate treatment (UV/PDS and UV/PMS) was found to be an effective method for HA removal.
Fabrication of CS/GA/RGO/Pd composite hydrogels for highly efficient catalytic reduction of organic pollutants
New functional CS/GA/RGO/Pd composite hydrogels are prepared via a self-assembly process, demonstrating potential applications in catalysis as well as composite materials.
Merits of photocatalytic and antimicrobial applications of gamma-irradiated CoxNi1−xFe2O4/SiO2/TiO2; x = 0.9 nanocomposite for pyridine removal and pathogenic bacteria/fungi disinfection: implication for wastewater treatment
In this paper, we report a layer-by-layer approach for the preparation of a concentric recyclable composite (CoxNi1−xFe2O4/SiO2/TiO2; x = 0.9) designed for wastewater treatment.
A facile preparation method for new two-component supramolecular hydrogels and their performances in adsorption, catalysis, and stimuli-response
New two-component supramolecular hydrogels were prepared via a self-assembly process, demonstrating potential applications in adsorption and catalysis as well as sensor materials.
Development and application of novel bio-magnetic membrane capsules for the removal of the cationic dye malachite green in wastewater treatment
Novel bio-magnetic membrane capsules were prepared by a simple two-step titration-gel cross-linking method using a polyvinyl alcohol and sodium alginate matrix to control the disintegration of phytogenic magnetic nanoparticles in aqueous media.
Photocatalytic decontamination of phenol and petrochemical wastewater through ZnO/TiO2 decorated on reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite: influential operating factors, mechanism, and electrical energy consumption
ZnO/TiO2 anchored on a reduced graphene oxide (rGO) ternary nanocomposite heterojunction was synthesized via the multi-step method including hydrothermal, solvothermal and sol–gel methods.
Removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution by cattle manure-derived low temperature biochar
Biochar is a kind of low cost and renewable adsorbents which can be used to remove dye from wastewater. The mechanism between MB and CMB involved cation exchange, electrostatic interaction, hydrogen bonding, physical function and others.
Enhanced heterogeneous Fenton-like degradation of methylene blue by reduced CuFe2O4
CuFe2O4 was reduced for activation of hydrogen peroxide and the reduced CuFe2O4 showed a relatively higher catalytic activity.
Synthesis of magnetic core–shell Fe3O4@TiO2 nanoparticles from electric arc furnace dust for photocatalytic degradation of steel mill wastewater
Fabrication of Fe3O4 from EAF dust using a hydrothermal method and Fe3O4@TiO2 using a sol–gel method for the photocatalytic degradation of steel industry wastewater.
Plasmon induced enhanced photocatalytic activity of gold loaded hydroxyapatite nanoparticles for methylene blue degradation under visible light
A facile surfactant free wet-precipitation process was employed to prepare hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles.
Hydrothermal synthesis of hierarchical core–shell manganese oxide nanocomposites as efficient dye adsorbents for wastewater treatment
Hierarchical core–shell manganese oxide nanocomposites (Fe3O4@MnO2 and Fe2O3@MnO2) are synthesized via a hydrothermal process and showed good adsorption capability for wide applications.
Tailoring the photo-Fenton activity of spinel ferrites (MFe2O4) by incorporating different cations (M = Cu, Zn, Ni and Co) in the structure
An insight into the influence of cation on photo-Fenton activity of visible light active magnetic nanospinel ferrites having general formula MFe2O4 (M = Cu, Zn, Ni and Co).
Effect of solution pH on the performance of three electrolytic advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of textile wastewater and sludge characteristics
Comparative removal of COD and color from real textile wastewater using three different electrolytic advanced oxidation processes, namely, electro-Fenton (EF), peroxicoagulation (PC) and pH-regulated peroxicoagulation (PC-pH) processes were analyzed in the present study.
NiO nanostructures: synthesis, characterization and photocatalyst application in dye wastewater treatment
Nickel oxide (NiO) nanostructures have been prepared via a thermal decomposition method.
Novel polyethersulfone (PES)/hydrous manganese dioxide (HMO) mixed matrix membranes with improved anti-fouling properties for oily wastewater treatment process
The improvement in flux recovery from ∼42% in pristine PES membranes to >75% in PES/HMO-2 mixed matrix membranes indicated the greater anti-fouling properties of the PES/HMO-2 membrane in treating synthetic wastewater.
Graphene supported α-MnO2 nanotubes as a cathode catalyst for improved power generation and wastewater treatment in single-chambered microbial fuel cells
A MnO2-NTs/graphene composite is demonstrated as a promising cathode catalyst to replace Pt in MFC for power generation and wastewater treatment.
Surfactant-assisted synthesis of CeO2 nanoparticles and their application in wastewater treatment
CeO2 nanoparticles with various morphologies show high catalytic potentials for the degradation of Congo red in aqueous solution.
About this collection
We are very pleased to present our 10th Anniversary collection on Water treatment!
Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to showcase some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today.
We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collection on Water treatment!