Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control

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Among various water and wastewater treatment technologies, the adsorption process is considered better because of lower cost, simple design and easy operation. Activated carbon (a universal ...
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A Review: Utilization of Biochar for Wastewater Treatment

Pp. 413-431 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805269111201010413

Author(s): Hong Zhang, Zengliang Yu, Qing Huang


In this chapter, biochars used as a low-cost adsorbent for wastewater treatment have been summarized including the concept, methods of production, property of structure, capacity and mechanism of adsorption for hazardous materials and some recommendations for future work.


Biochar, Wastewater treatment, Adsorption, Pyrolysis, Adsorption mechanism, Complexation, Precipitation, Adsorption kinetics, Adsorption isotherm, Molecular interactions, Thermodynamic properties.