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Themed collection Editors' collection: Environmental chemistry: Pollution control

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Open Access Review Article

Regeneration performance of clay-based adsorbents for the removal of industrial dyes: a review

The present review covers the regeneration capacity and adsorption efficiency of different adsorbents for the treatment of industrial dyes to control water pollution.

Graphical abstract: Regeneration performance of clay-based adsorbents for the removal of industrial dyes: a review
Open Access Review Article

Arsenic removal from water/wastewater using layered double hydroxide derived adsorbents, a critical review

This paper provides a review of the currently available literature focusing on arsenic removal using LDHs.

Graphical abstract: Arsenic removal from water/wastewater using layered double hydroxide derived adsorbents, a critical review
Open Access Review Article

Adsorptive environmental applications of MXene nanomaterials: a review

Due to their large specific surface area and abundant active surficial sites, MXenes can adsorb various environmental pollutants.

Graphical abstract: Adsorptive environmental applications of MXene nanomaterials: a review
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and application of pillared clay heterogeneous catalysts for wastewater treatment: a review
Open Access Paper

Investigation of novel nanomaterial for the removal of toxic substances from contaminated water

Preparation of novel nanosphere material for efficient capture of toxic substances. The nanosphere material was systematically investigated for the capture of a toxic substance. The material displayed high sensitivity with high adsorption efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of novel nanomaterial for the removal of toxic substances from contaminated water
From the themed collection: Where will cleaner H2O spring from?
Open Access Paper

Removal of Pb(II) and Cd(II) from wastewater using arginine cross-linked chitosan–carboxymethyl cellulose beads as green adsorbent

Remediation of Pb(II) and Cd(II) containing wastewater by arginine crosslinked chitosan/carboxymethyl cellulose beads.

Graphical abstract: Removal of Pb(ii) and Cd(ii) from wastewater using arginine cross-linked chitosan–carboxymethyl cellulose beads as green adsorbent
Open Access Paper

Parameter optimization and degradation mechanism for electrocatalytic degradation of 2,4-diclorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) herbicide by lead dioxide electrodes

Optimization of process parameters by the CCD method and electrocatalytic degradation and the electrochemical degradation mechanism of 2,4-D using modified electrode anodes were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Parameter optimization and degradation mechanism for electrocatalytic degradation of 2,4-diclorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) herbicide by lead dioxide electrodes
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Development and application of novel bio-magnetic membrane capsules for the removal of the cationic dye malachite green in wastewater treatment
Open Access Paper

Functionalized biochar-supported magnetic MnFe2O4 nanocomposite for the removal of Pb(II) and Cd(II)

In this study, a novel magnetic biochar-MnFe2O4 nanocomposite (BC/FM) was prepared using low-cost corn straw and MnFe2O4 by sol–gel/pyrolyzing route using egg white, which has abundant functional groups (–NH2 and –COOH).

Graphical abstract: Functionalized biochar-supported magnetic MnFe2O4 nanocomposite for the removal of Pb(ii) and Cd(ii)
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic decontamination of phenol and petrochemical wastewater through ZnO/TiO2 decorated on reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite: influential operating factors, mechanism, and electrical energy consumption
Open Access Paper

Visible light assisted photocatalytic degradation of crystal violet dye and electrochemical detection of ascorbic acid using a BiVO4/FeVO4 heterojunction composite

A highly pure BiVO4/FeVO4 heterojunction nanocomposite photocatalyst was synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method. The simple and economical manufacturing process allows easier industrial scale-up and the results contribute to the design of more effective photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Visible light assisted photocatalytic degradation of crystal violet dye and electrochemical detection of ascorbic acid using a BiVO4/FeVO4 heterojunction composite
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution by cattle manure-derived low temperature biochar
Open Access Paper

Comparative photocatalytic activity of sol–gel derived rare earth metal (La, Nd, Sm and Dy)-doped ZnO photocatalysts for degradation of dyes

In this study, we compared the photocatalytic activity of sol–gel derived rare earth metal (La, Nd, Sm and Dy)-doped ZnO photocatalysts by studying the degradation of MB and RhB under UV light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Comparative photocatalytic activity of sol–gel derived rare earth metal (La, Nd, Sm and Dy)-doped ZnO photocatalysts for degradation of dyes
Open Access Paper

Efficient removal of hexavalent chromium from water by an adsorption–reduction mechanism with sandwiched nanocomposites

A sandwiched nanocomposite has been developed to remove hexavalent chromium ion Cr(VI) from water by an adsorption–reduction mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Efficient removal of hexavalent chromium from water by an adsorption–reduction mechanism with sandwiched nanocomposites
Open Access Paper

Polysulfides made from re-purposed waste are sustainable materials for removing iron from water

A polymer prepared by co-polymerisation of sulfur and canola oil removed Fe3+ from water. Microwave irradiation was convenient in promoting the polymerisation.

Graphical abstract: Polysulfides made from re-purposed waste are sustainable materials for removing iron from water
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced heterogeneous Fenton-like degradation of methylene blue by reduced CuFe2O4
Open Access Paper

Highly improved visible-light-induced photocatalytic performance over BiOI/Ag2CO3 heterojunctions

The heterojunctions between BiOI and Ag2CO3 obviously improved visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity compared with separate BiOI and Ag2CO3 particles.

Graphical abstract: Highly improved visible-light-induced photocatalytic performance over BiOI/Ag2CO3 heterojunctions
Open Access Paper

Schiff base-functionalized mesoporous silicas (MCM-41, HMS) as Pb(II) adsorbents

MCM-41@salen, HMS-C12@salen and HMS-C16@salen sorbents present high sorption capacities for Pb(II) and are suitable materials for the removal of Pb(II).

Graphical abstract: Schiff base-functionalized mesoporous silicas (MCM-41, HMS) as Pb(ii) adsorbents
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About this collection

This collection, guest-edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Professor Feng Zhao (Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences) features articles on the theme 'pollution control', illustrating the notability, quality and variety of publications in RSC Advances. These articles are already among the most highly cited research articles in the journal, illustrating their impact. Subject areas include absorptive materials, photocatalytic materials, bio-magnetic membranes and method development.

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