Adsorbent/absorbent polymers are needed for the decontamination of water from organics and from metal ions. It is, however, difficult to incorporate high quantities of active adsorbents in monoliths.
Highly porous emulsion-templated hydrophobic polymers, known as polyHIPEs since they are synthesized in high internal phase emulsions (HIPEs), performed as adsorbent systems.
- Effective adsorption of pollutants such as BPA from aqueous solution
Applications and Opportunities
- Removal of organic contaminants from water