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George Kyzas

International Hellenic University

Dr. George Kyzas is a reviewer in more than 200 scientific journals. He participates as an assessor in Greek and European research projects, and is a member of the American and Swiss Chemical Societies, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the International Adsorption Society.


Isotherms Kinetics BET Analysis Wastewater Treatment Absorption Adsorption Ion Exchange Fixed-Bed Graphene Nanomaterials Carbons Polymers

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Sorption is considered to be a promising separation technique with which the pollutant in the liquid or gas phase (sorbate) can be separated and “captured“ in its solid phase (sorbent). Sorption is divided into two basic types - adsorption and absorption. Adsorption is the accumulation of molecules on a surface (a surface layer of molecules) in contact with an air or water phase, while absorption is the dissolution of molecules within a phase, e.g., within an organic phase in contact with an air or water phase. Numerous studies are published every day with examples in a lab or on a pilot or industrial scale having as a major topic the use of novel adsorbent materials for the removal of various pollutants from the gas phase (i.e. CO2, NH3, H2S, etc.) or liquid phase (dyes, heavy metal ions, pharmaceuticals, etc.) On the other hand, the industrial applications of absorption are of great interest (i.e. absorption of oil from oil spills, etc.) Also, it is very important to understand the theory and fundamental points of the sorption mechanism by investigating various forces among the sorbate molecules and the sorbent’s functional groups (i.e. electrostatic forces, hydrogen bonding, pi-pi stacking, etc.)

This book collects significant studies regarding the sorption process (adsorption, absorption, biosorption, etc.), as well as important fundamentally theoretical entries for this separation technique.

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Date completed: November 18th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 16th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: February 14th 2022

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Review results due: May 5th 2022

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Expected publication date: July 4th 2022

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About the editor

George Kyzas

International Hellenic University

Dr. George Z. Kyzas is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the International Hellenic University (IHU). He was born in Drama (Greece) and studied Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). He obtained his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from the Department of Chemistry (AUTh) expertised in Chemical Technology. He then worked as a PostDoc Researcher at the Department of Chemistry (AUTh) in many research projects. He is now working at the Department of Chemistry (International Hellenic University, Kavala, Greece), being the Head of the Department (since 2019). He is also Director of the MSc Cosmetic Chemistry (since 2021). His research interests are the synthesis and characterization of various (majorly adsorbent) materials (inorganic, aluminates, polymers, graphenes, agro-food residues, nanomaterials, CNTs, etc.) for environmental applications (i.e. treatment of wastewaters). His scientific work has been published in more than 210 Papers in international journals with a high impact factor (IF,ave 5.5), while he published 8 Books, 35 Chapters in scientific Books and holds 3 Patents. He was also 8 times Guest Editor at Special issues of journals and has more than 100 Announcements (Invited) in International Conferences. His work is widely recognized with 8,000 Citations based on Scopus database (h-index 55) and 10,000 Citations based on Google Scholar database (h-index 57). His name is included in the list of World Top 2% Scientists for 2019 and 2020, which is compiled by the Stanford University (USA) based on standardized citation indicators. He has been awarded with scholarships from the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009, 2013), the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (2013) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2016). He has also participated in about 25 research projects. He is a Reviewer in more than 200 scientific journals (ACS, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor&Francis, etc) and participates as an Assessor/Evaluator/Reviewer in National, European and International research proposals/calls/projects.

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