The first review article published in 2020 by the Reaction Engineering & Adsorption (READ) Research Group lead by Prof. Dr. Bassim H. Hameed titled ‘Review on recent progress in chitosan/chitin-carbonaceous material composites for the adsorption of water pollutants’ is published in Carbohydrate Polymers Journal (Q1, Impact Factor: 7.182) published by Elsevier. The first and second co-authors of the article were Prof. Dr. Muthanna J. Ahmed from University of Baghdad, Iraq and Dr. Esam Hummadi from University of Diyala, Iraq, respectively.
Prof. Bassim stated that “the article outline consists of six major sections,
2. Chitosan and chitin
3. Chitosan/chitin-carbonaceous materials composite
4. Adsorption application of chitosan/chitin-based composites
5. Regeneration and reusability of adsorbents
6. Conclusions and future perspectives”
The published review article provides a systematic review on the preparation of chitosan/chitin-carbonaceous material composites. Commonly used carbonaceous materials such as activated carbon, biochar, carbon nanotubes, graphene oxide and graphene to prepare composites are discussed. The application of chitosan/chitin-carbonaceous material composites for the adsorption of various water pollutants, and the regeneration and reusability of adsorbents are also included. Finally, the challenges and future prospects for the adsorbents applied for the adsorption of water pollutants are summarized.
Prof. Bassim added that “hopefully this review will be beneficial to the research community in the field of Environmental Science and Engineering.”
The publication of this article was funded by the Qatar National Library and published under a Creative Commons license.
M. J. Ahmed, B. H. Hameed, E. H. Hummadi, Review on recent progress in chitosan/chitin-carbonaceous material composites for the adsorption of water pollutants, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2471 (2020) 116690