Selective adsorbents were developed for removal and recovery of heavy metals from aqueous medium. As heavy metals interact with surface moieties differently depending on their chemical properties, tailor-made adsorbents were synthesized for metal separation from aqueous solution based on different adsorption mechanisms. This work is a comprehensive study in the design of adsorbent for selective adsorption of metal ions based on a nanostructured material, MCM-41. After the study of fundamental science governing adsorption selectivity of designed surface functionality, various applications of the selective adsorption are demonstrated in this book.
KOON FUNG LAM
Dr LAM received his PhD degree of Environmental Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006. He was awarded Alexandria Excellence Fellowship from The Consulate General of France(HK) in 2007 and Newton International Fellowship from Royal Society of United Kingdom in 2008. He is now an research fellow in UCL.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
MCM-41, Mesoporous silica, Selectivity, separation, metal recovery
TECHNOLOGY / Environmental