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Application and Prospect of Graphene and Its Composites in Wastewater Treatment
Jingyi Liu 1, 2,   Fang Chen 1, 2, 3  
,   Qiang Yao 4  
,   Yaosheng Sun 1, 2,   Wenjian Huang 2,   Rujie Wang 2,   Bailin Yang 2,   Wengang Li 1, 2,   Jingyi Tian 2
 
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School of Resources and Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
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School of Resources and Materials, Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao, China
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Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Pollution Processes and Environmental Criteria, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
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Ocean College, Hebei Agriculture University, Qinhuangdao, 066004, China
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Fang Chen   

School of Resources and Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, China
Submission date: 2019-11-12
Final revision date: 2020-01-21
Acceptance date: 2020-01-29
Online publication date: 2020-05-18
Publication date: 2020-08-05
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2020;29(6):3965–3974
 
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Graphene has received extensive attention due to its excellent properties, and is considered to have broad application prospects in the fields of material processing, energy, biomedicine and drug delivery. Recently, graphene and its composite materials have been gradually applied to wastewater treatment. Here, different graphene composites and their properties are outlined. The application of graphene and its composites as adsorbents and catalysts in typical wastewater treatment (such as dye wastewater, heavy-metal wastewater, oily wastewater, refractory organic wastewater) is reviewed. The treatment efficiency and treatment mechanism of different graphene composites are summarized and analyzed. Finally, reasonable comments and suggestions are raised about the existing problems in wastewater treatment applications. And the outlook for and the future development of graphene and its composites were discussed.
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