Rational design of graphene-based sorbents for water purification

Asif Hussain, Muhammad Usman, Rana Zafar Abbas Manj, Fuqiang Liu, Dengxin Li, Yanbiao Liu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Adsorption is an affordable and feasible strategy for water purification. In recent decades, graphene-based adsorbents have emerged as the next-generation sorbents due to their intriguing physicochemical properties like large specific surface area, excellent chemical stability, and two-dimensional structure. In this chapter, recent progresses on the synthesis protocols of graphene-based sorbents are compiled critically. Their environmental applications, especially for the adsorptive removal of dyes from water, are reviewed based on different working mechanisms. At last, current challenges and future prospects are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanostructured Catalysts for Environmental Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030589349
ISBN (Print)9783030589332
Publication statusPublished - Jan 20 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Adsorption
  • Dyeing wastewater
  • Graphene
  • Macroscopic sorbents
  • Nanomaterials
  • Synthesis protocols
  • Template-directed design
  • Template-free design
  • Water treatment
  • Working mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Environmental Science

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