Boron removal and recovery from water and wastewater


Mutlu Salmanlı Ö., Koyuncu İ.

REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY, vol.21, no.3, pp.635-664, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11157-022-09629-w
  • Journal Name: REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Aqualine, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.635-664
  • Keywords: Boron recovery, Boron removal, Conventional techniques, Membrane processes, BIPOLAR MEMBRANE ELECTRODIALYSIS, REVERSE-OSMOSIS MEMBRANES, ANION-EXCHANGE MEMBRANES, CHEMICAL OXO-PRECIPITATION, BORIC-ACID TRANSPORT, THIN-FILM COMPOSITE, ORGANIC-MATTER NOM, ION-EXCHANGE, AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS, SUPPORTED LIQUID
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Boron is an important element for plants, humans, and animals in limited amounts. However, excess amounts can cause adverse effects in both humans and plants, necessitating its removal from certain systems. Boron compounds are used in many industrial applications, including in developing sectors like alternative energy technology; as a result, the need for this element is increasing and industries are looking towards boron recovery for the sustained use of this element in their products. While the literature on boron removal strategies is abundant, there is a relative lack of studies on boron recovery, with no review papers having yet addressed this topic. In this review, both boron removal and recovery techniques involving conventional approaches and membrane processes are examined to juxtapose the states of the science in these two related-and increasingly important-processes.