Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Preparation and Structures of Micelle-Clay Complexes
Chapter 3. Modeling of Adsorption of Solutes in Dispersion and During Filtration
Chapter 4. Purification of Water by Micelle-Clay Composites: Experimental and Calculated Values of Emerging Pollutants and Capacities
Chapter 5. A Mini Review of Water Purification by Liposome- and Polymer- Clay Composites
Chapter 6. General Discussion: Clay-Composites in Combination with Other Technologies
“Professor Nir has utilized his vast experience in the sciences, ranging from intermolecular forces, quantum biophysics, and cation-membrane interactions to the kinetics and mechanisms of membrane fusion in liposome and virus-cell systems, in developing the new field of water purification using clay-micelle complexes. The success of this new approach to water purification has been described in detail in this book, which is recommended reading for students and practitioners of water quality assurance and reuse.” – Dr. Nejat Duzgunes, Professor of Microbiology, School of Dentistry, The University of the Pacific at San Francisco, CA
“This is an interesting book for any person involved in the field of research of clay-organic interactions and potential applications by going further on the laboratory scale. The authors do not only provide a comprehension of the mechanistic of these interactions but also a compendium of mathematical tools for implementation of the observations from preparation of these materials from the lab- to pilot-scale.” – Dr. Tomas Undabeytia, Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology (IRNAS-CSIC) Reina Mercedes, Sevilla. Spain
“This book is well written and treats the subject matter it covers in a comprehensive manner. It may serve as an important reference for scientists interested in the surface interactions of organic species with clay-surfactant complexes as well as for any person interested in the removal of organic pollutants from liquid systems or in the controlled release of organic compounds.” – Uri Mingelgrin, Ph.D., Professor, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
Professor Sabino A. Bufo, Ph.D., Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy– To read the review, click here.
Keywords: Water treatment, Grey water, Micelle-clay composites, Liposome-clay composites, Polymer–clay composites, Adsorption equations, Adsorption models, Filtration equations, Filtration models, Removal of bacteria from water, Cyanobacteria, Algal blooms, Perchlorate removal, Removal of cyanides, Removal of parasites from water, Regeneration of composites, Removal of pesticides, Removal of pharmaceuticals, Removal of pesticides, Langmuir equation, Matrix formulation of Langmuir equation, Combination of filtration and degradation, Membrane fouling, Domestic filters
The book describes inventions in material science, and developments of computational procedures for simulations and predictions of adsorption in dispersion and by filtration in the presence of several solutes. It is intended for researchers, engineers and students involved in water treatment and adsorption processes. The examples shown can be useful for researchers and students in all Natural Sciences.