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A Review on the Synthesis and Characterization of Biomass-Derived Carbons for Adsorption of Emerging Contaminants from Water

Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Campus Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 17 September 2018 / Revised: 31 October 2018 / Accepted: 14 November 2018 / Published: 19 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbons from Biomasic Waste and Their Applications)
This review analyzes the preparation and characterization of biomass-derived carbons and their application as adsorbents of emerging contaminants from water. The study begins by identifying the different types of emerging contaminants more often found in water streams, including a brief reference to the available technologies for their removal. It also describes the biomass sources that could be used for the synthesis of biochars and activated carbons (AC). The characterization of the adsorbents and the different approaches that can be followed to learn about the adsorption processes are also detailed. Finally, the work reviews literature studies focused on the adsorption of emerging contaminants on biochars and activated carbons synthesized from biomass precursors. View Full-Text
Keywords: adsorption; emerging contaminants; biomass; biochar; activated carbon adsorption; emerging contaminants; biomass; biochar; activated carbon
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Bedia, J.; Peñas-Garzón, M.; Gómez-Avilés, A.; Rodriguez, J.J.; Belver, C. A Review on the Synthesis and Characterization of Biomass-Derived Carbons for Adsorption of Emerging Contaminants from Water. C 2018, 4, 63. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/c4040063

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Bedia J, Peñas-Garzón M, Gómez-Avilés A, Rodriguez JJ, Belver C. A Review on the Synthesis and Characterization of Biomass-Derived Carbons for Adsorption of Emerging Contaminants from Water. C. 2018; 4(4):63. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/c4040063

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Bedia, Jorge, Manuel Peñas-Garzón, Almudena Gómez-Avilés, Juan J. Rodriguez, and Carolina Belver. 2018. "A Review on the Synthesis and Characterization of Biomass-Derived Carbons for Adsorption of Emerging Contaminants from Water" C 4, no. 4: 63. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/c4040063

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