Since the Second World War, the field of ion exchange has taken a dominant role in offering solutions to many problems in the developed and developing world. It has evolved to a wide array of applications, including mining, microelectronics, drug delivery and detection, food, fertilizers, chemical cleaning, catalysis, bioseparation, water management, environmental research and practices, and energy.
The six chapters in this book represent diverse contributions from researchers around the globe who are making noticeable strides in the field in currently important areas:
- Brackish water desalination
- Removing boron from water
- Sustainable approaches for synthesizing commercially important epoxide building blocks
- Solid-phase heavy-metal separation
- Separating concentrated ion mixtures in sorption columns
- Sensing toxic metals
Ion Exchange and Solvent Extraction: A Series of Advances, Volume 22 provides a focused review of new materials and new processes that have developed and are rapidly growing. It describes cutting-edge research and practices in the use of ion exchange for building a cleaner, sustainable world and provides thoughtful insights on what ion exchange may do for us in the future.
Table of Contents
Integrating Tunable Anion Exchange with Reverse Osmosis for Enhanced Recovery during Inland Brackish Water Desalination
Ryan C. Smith and Arup K. SenGupta
Removal of Boron from Water by Ion Exchange and Hybrid Processes
Idil Yilmaz Ipek, Enver Guler, Nalan Kabay, and Mithat Yuksel
Greener and Sustainable Approach for the Synthesis of Commercially Important Epoxide Building Blocks Using Polymer-Supported Mo(VI) Complexes as Catalysts
Misbahu Ladan Mohammed and Basudeb Saha
Solid-Phase Heavy-Metal Separation with Selective Ion Exchangers: Two Novel Morphologies
Sukalyan Sengupta and Tabish Nawaz
Separation of Concentrated Ion Mixtures in Sorption Columns with Two Liquid Phases
Ruslan Kh. Khamizov, Anna N. Krachak, Alex N. Gruzdeva, Sultan Kh. Khamizov, and Natalya S. Vlasovskikh
Sensing of Toxic Metals Using Innovative Sorption-Based Technique
Prasun K. Chatterjee and Arup K. SenGupta
Arup K. SenGupta is a P.C. Rossin Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Houston, Texas. He served as editor of the Reactive and Functional Polymers journal for a decade. His research encompasses multiple areas of separation and environmental processes including ion exchange. He has received numerous awards and holds 10 United States patents (eight awarded and two pending), mostly in the area of ion exchange science and technology. In recognition of his research inventions and their impact on both the developed and the developing world, he has been inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.