标题：Typical low cost biosorbents for adsorptive removal of specific organic pollutants from water
作者：Van Son Tran; Huu Hao Ngo; Guo, Wenshan; Zhang, Jian; Liang, Shuang; Cuong Ton-That; Zhang, Xinbo
作者机构：[Van Son Tran; Huu Hao Ngo; Guo, Wenshan] Univ Technol Sydney, Ctr Technol Water & Wastewater, Sch Civil & Environm Engn, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia. 更多
通讯作者：Ngo, Huu Hao
通讯作者地址：[Ngo, HH]Univ Technol Sydney, Ctr Technol Water & Wastewater, Sch Civil & Environm Engn, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia.
关键词：Low-cost biosorbents; Specific organic pollutants (SOPs); Adsorption; mechanism; Removal capacity; Water
摘要：Specific organic pollutants (SOPs) such as phenolic compounds, PAHs, organic pesticides, and organic herbicides cause health and environmental problems due to their excessive toxic properties and poor biodegradability. Low-cost biosorbents are considered as a promising alternative for conventional adsorbents to remove SOPs from water. These materials have several advantages such as high sorption capacities, good modifiability and recoverability, insensitivity to toxic substances, simple operation in the treatment processes. However, previous reports on various types of biosorbents for removing SOPs are still moderately fragmented. Hence, this paper provides a comprehensive review on using typical low-cost biosorbents obtained from lignocellulose and chitin/chitosan for SOPs adsorption. Especially, their characteristics, biosorption mechanism together with utilization for eliminating SOPs are presented and discussed. The paper also gives a critical view regarding future applications of low-cost biosorbents in SOPs-contaminated water treatment. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.