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31 July 2021
Separation & Purification Reviews
Special Issue Editor(s)
Hai Nguyen Tran,
Institute of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Faculty of Sciences, University of Limoges, France
Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Mistakes and inconsistencies regarding sorption
The journal of Separation & Purification Reviews offers in-depth summaries of noteworthy developments in all areas of separation and purification including sorption (adsorption and absorption). Currently, the field of sorption science and technology has recently received more concerns from scientific communities. This attention is reflected through a remarkable increase in relevant publications. However, the number of published types of papers that include “comment”, “response”, “discussion”, “editorial”, “perspective”, and “critical review” has been simultaneously increasing as well. Therefore, the special issue (mistakes and inconsistencies regarding sorption) aimed to (1) thoroughly discuss the mistakes identified previously and (2) primarily share valuable experience accumulated from experts on sorption in both solid-liquid and solid-gas phases. The published papers will help to avoid the propagation of similar mistakes in the scientific literature.
A broad outline of the scope of this special issue includes:
- Critical review and comprehensive review on updated mistakes and inconsistencies regarding sorption of contaminants from aqueous phase or gas phase.
- How to model correctly and explain thoroughly the parameter of models (sorption isotherms and kinetics).
- in-depth discussion on sorption isotherms, kinetics, and thermodynamics.
- Discussion, remarks, and common mistakes on some common techniques applied for characterizing materials (i.e., BET analyzer, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, zeta potential, Boehm titration, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray absorption near edge structure, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, etc.)
- Experience sharing on how to prepare the samples before analyzing the properties of adsorbents before and after adsorption.
- Other helpful sharing from experienced researchers.
All presented illustrations (figure and table) should be informative and attractive. Writing style should be easily readable and understandable because the target readerships and audiences of published papers are beginners.
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The type of submitted manuscripts to this special issue is “Review”. Another type of “Letter to the Editor” (i.e., the failure data of authors, some other important discussion, etc.) that will help other researchers to learn from those mistakes and problems might be also considered.
The authors select the title of special issue “Mistakes and inconsistencies regarding sorption” when submitting their paper to the online system (ScholarOne Manuscripts) at website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/lspr20/current. The authors should also mention the title of the special issue in their cover letter.
Expected publication dates are December 31st, 2021.
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