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

Jorge Bedia, Manuel Peñas-Garzón, Almudena Gómez-Avilés, Juan Rodriguez, Carolina Belver
2018 C — Journal of Carbon Research  
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
more » ... on 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.
doi:10.3390/c4040063 fatcat:vzhgmjpwuzcpvikbvty4w3gda4