The range of topics addressed in this publication is considerable
from phenols and nitro substituted toxic phenols to low cost clay.
The study examines the effectiveness of nearly inexpensive sorbent
clay in removing phenols from wastewater by sorption. The
influences of various factors, such as particle size, pH,
concentration and temperature on the sorption capacity have been
studied. This study showed that clay could be used as an efficient
sorbent material for the sorption of phenols from aqueous
solutions. Langmuir isotherm and Kinetics adsorption constants were
calculated and it is seen that the sorption data for phenols onto
clay fitted well in this model. The study is important for
designing batch reactor treatment plant for phenolic effluents
where continuous removal can be achieved on a large scale. This
publication represents an advanced textbook for graduate students
and as well as offering to research workers who are working in the
field of adsorption. The publication will appeal to workers,
researchers and will act as a vital resource for chemists,
environmentalists, sorption scientists, post-graduate students,
doctoral and post-doctoral fellows.
Preeti Sagar Nayak, a doctorate from Rani Durgavati University Jabalpur, India is presently working as Research Associate; her fields of interest include adsorption of toxic environmental pollutants. Siddarth Nayak a post graduate in Agronomy from J.N. Agriculture University is working as a Research Associate at College of Agricultural engineering.