Removal of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) by MOF-derived carbons: A review Academic Article uri icon

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  • Nowadays, the increasing demand for pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) has resulted in the uncontrolled release of large amounts of PPCPs into the environment, which poses a great challenge to the existing wastewater treatment technologies. Therefore, novel materials for efficient treatment of PPCPs need to be developed urgently. MOF-derived carbons (MDCs), have many advantages such as high mechanical strength, excellent water stability, large specific surface area, excellent electron transfer capability, and environmental friendliness. These advantages give MDCs an excellent ability to remove PPCPs. In this review, the effects of different substances on the properties and functions of MDCs are discussed. In addition, representative applications of MDCs and composites for the removal of PPCPs in the field of adsorption and catalysis are summarized. Finally, the future challenges of MDCs and composites are foreseen.


  • Luo, Yifei
  • Huang, Gordon
  • Li, Yongping
  • Yao, Yao
  • Huang, Jing
  • Zhang, Peng
  • Ren, Shaojie
  • Shen, Jian
  • Zhang, Zixin

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  • January 2023