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Advances in metal recovery from wastewaters using selected biosorbent materials and constructed wetlands.

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dc.contributor.author Murnane, John G.
dc.contributor.author Ghanim, Bashir M.A.
dc.contributor.author O'Donoghue, Lisa M.T.
dc.contributor.author Courtney, Ronan
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Thomas F.
dc.contributor.author Pembroke, Tony J.
dc.contributor.editor Murat Eyvaz.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-09T07:46:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-09T07:46:49Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Murnane, J., B Ghanim, L, OÂ Donoghue, R, Courtney, T, OÂ Dwyer and J. T Pembroke (2019) 'Advances in metal recovery from wastewaters using selected biosorbent materials and constructed wetlands' In: Water and Wastewater Treatment. London, UK : IntechOpen. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-78923-930-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8709
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract An increasing global population not only results in increased municipal solid waste and wastewater quantities but also increases demand for a wide range of raw materials used to manufacture goods. Extraction of these raw materials and many subsequent manufacturing processes contribute significantly to the presence of a variety of metals in wastewaters and leachates. Metal rich wastewaters not only result in short and long term environmental and associated health concerns but also have potential economic value if the metals can be recovered. In this chapter we review the effectiveness of biochar, microbial and lignin biosorbents as well as constructed wetland systems to remove soluble metals from wastewaters. The wide variation in adsorptive capacity of these biosorbent materials reflects the heterogeneous nature of the source materials used for their production. Physical and chemical modifications of biochars and lignins generally improve their adsorptive capacities which remain highly variable. Constructed wetlands are attractive because of their passive nature with low energy and maintenance requirements, although their long term capacity to treat metal rich wastewaters is as yet largely undetermined. Future perspectives focus on increasing the selectivity of adsorbents to remove complex matrices of metals from wastewaters and on increasing their adsorption/desorption capacities. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IntechOpen en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Water and Waste Water Treatment;
dc.subject wastewater en_US
dc.subject biosorbent materials en_US
dc.subject biosorption en_US
dc.subject biochar en_US
dc.subject lignin en_US
dc.subject microbial adsorption en_US
dc.subject constructed wetlands. en_US
dc.title Advances in metal recovery from wastewaters using selected biosorbent materials and constructed wetlands. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-04-07T14:43:10Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.5772/intechopen.84335
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2928830
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Water and Wastewater Treatment
dc.description.status Peer reviewed


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