Along with water scarcity and the new risks related to climate change, pollution is a major issue affecting this vital resource globally. To face the challenge of treating large volumes of pollutants-loaded municipal wastewaters and industrial effluents, researchers have been investigating the application of different biological, physical, and (electro)chemical water treatment technologies. In this context, the application of adsorption for the removal of toxic or undesirable compounds from (waste)water is widely recognized as a versatile decontamination procedure, which is able to deal with a wide range of pollutants under various process configurations and operating conditions. In this chapter, relevant and recent research investigations conducted in North African countries (Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco) are presented and discussed, including diverse sorbents, adsorption systems, and targeted pollutants. Overall the main objective of this chapter is to showcase the current situation and prospects for the production and utilization of conventional and advanced sorbents for water depollution in North Africa.
Sorbents Materials for Controlling Environmental Pollution, 2021, Pages 49-71,