Volume 40 Issue 2
Feb.  2023
Turn off MathJax
Article Contents
ZHU Gaojian, CHEN Lidong, DUAN Sheng, et al. Research progress on adsorption properties of biomass materials for micro/nano plastics[J]. Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica, 2023, 40(2): 637-648. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20220621.001
Citation: ZHU Gaojian, CHEN Lidong, DUAN Sheng, et al. Research progress on adsorption properties of biomass materials for micro/nano plastics[J]. Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica, 2023, 40(2): 637-648. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20220621.001

Research progress on adsorption properties of biomass materials for micro/nano plastics

doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20220621.001
Funds:  National Key Research and Development Project of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2019YFC190106); Foundation of National Forestry and Grassland Administration Key Laboratory of Plant Fiber Functional Materials (2020KFJJ02); National College Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program (202110298184H)
  • Received Date: 2022-04-12
  • Accepted Date: 2022-06-11
  • Rev Recd Date: 2022-05-30
  • Available Online: 2022-06-22
  • Publish Date: 2023-02-15
  • Waste plastics have been accumulated in rivers, lakes and seas. The micro/nano plastics generated by aging and decomposition pollute the water quality seriously and threaten the ecological environment and the safety of drinking water for residents. Traditional treatment methods including physical flocculation and biodegradation, still have problems such as long treatment period and low adsorption efficiency. Natural biomass contains large numbers of active hydroxyl and carboxyl groups. Physical treatment or chemical modification of biomass can be conducted to improve the pore structure and increase the specific surface area, and can be used as a green material for adsorbing micro/nano plastics. This work starts with the conventional treatment methods and the basic characteristics of micro/nano plastics, and briefly summarizes the potential effects and harm of different types of micro/nano plastics on plants, animals and human beings. Then research status of biomass materials (biochar, cellulose, chitin, etc.) in the field of the adsorption of micro/nano plastics is systematically introduced and the adsorption behavior, law and action mechanism of biomass materials on micro/nano plastics are analyzed and summarized. Finally, the future development prospects of the adsorption of micro/nano plastics by biomass materials are prospected.


  • loading
  • [1]
    CHEN X, YAN N. A brief overview of renewable plastics[J]. Materials Today Sustainability,2020,7:100031.
    WANG G, WANG J, XUE Q. Efficient utilization of waste plastics as raw material for metallic iron and syngas production by combining heat treatment pulverization and direct reduction[J]. Process Safety and Environmental Protection,2020,137:49-57. doi: 10.1016/j.psep.2020.02.017
    MACLEOD M, ARP H P H, TEKMAN M B, et al. The global threat from plastic pollution[J]. Science,2021,373(6550):61-65. doi: 10.1126/science.abg5433
    韦曦萍. 不同混凝-超滤工艺下微塑料/有机物体系的膜污染行为研究[D]. 西安: 西安建筑科技大学, 2021.

    WEI Xiping. Study on membrane fouling behavior of microplastics/organics under different coagulation ultrafiltration processes[D]. Xi'an: Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, 2021(in Chinese).
    刘江峡, 刘欢, 刘清泉, 等. 多层级孔材料及水体微塑料处理的研究进展[J]. 合成材料老化与应用, 2020, 49(2):103-108.

    LIU Jiangxia, LIU Huan, LIU Qingquan, et al. Research progress of hierarchical porous materials and treatment of water microplastics pollution[J]. Synthetic Materials Aging and Application,2020,49(2):103-108(in Chinese).
    RAJALA K, GRÖNFORS O, HESAMPOUR M, et al. Removal of microplastics from secondary wastewater treatment plant effluent by coagulation/flocculation with iron, aluminum and polyamine-based chemicals[J]. Water Research,2020,183:116045. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2020.116045
    ARIZA-TARAZONA M C, VILLARREAL-CHIU J F, BARBIERI V, et al. New strategy for microplastic degradation: Green photocatalysis using a protein-based porous N-TiO2 semiconductor[J]. Ceramics International,2019,45(7):9618-9624. doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.10.208
    ZHENG B, LI B, WAN H, et al. Coral-inspired environmental durability aerogels for micron-size plastic particles removal in the aquatic environment[J]. Journal of Hazardous Materials,2022,431:128611.
    KARIM M E, SANJEE S A, MAHMUD S, et al. Microplastics pollution in Bangladesh: Current scenario and future research perspective[J]. Chemistry and Ecology,2020,36(1):83-99. doi: 10.1080/02757540.2019.1688309
    LAPOINTE M, FARNER J M, HERNANDEZ L M, et al. Understanding and improving microplastic removal during water treatment: Impact of coagulation and flocculation[J]. Environmental Science & Technology,2020,54(14):8719-8727.
    XU Q, HUANG Q S, LUO T Y, et al. Coagulation removal and photocatalytic degradation of microplastics in urban waters[J]. Chemical Engineering Journal,2021,416:129123. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.129123
    ZHANG X L, CHEN J X, LI J. The removal of microplastics in the wastewater treatment process and their potential impact on anaerobic digestion due to pollutants association[J]. Chemosphere,2020,251:126360. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126360
    SIGHICELLI M, PIETRELLI L, LECCE F, et al. Microplastic pollution in the surface waters of Italian Subalpine Lakes[J]. Environmental Pollution,2018,236:645-651. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.02.008
    LI P, LAI Y, LI Q, et al. Total organic carbon as a quantita-tive index of micro and nanoplastic pollution[J]. Analytical Chemistry,2022,94(2):740-747. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c03114
    CINCINELLI A, SCOPETANI C, CHELAZZI D, et al. Microplastic in the surface waters of the Ross Sea (Antarctica): Occurrence, distribution and characterization by FTIR[J]. Chemosphere,2017,175:391-400. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.02.024
    ZHANG K, XIONG X, HU H, et al. Occurrence and characteristics of microplastic pollution in Xiangxi Bay of Three Gorges Reservoir, China[J]. Environmental Science & Technology,2017,51(7):3794-3801.
    SU L, XUE Y, LI L, et al. Microplastics in Taihu Lake, China[J]. Environmental Pollution,2016,216:711-719. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.06.036
    MANI T, HAUK A, WALTER U, et al. Microplastics profile along the Rhine River[J]. Scientific Reports,2015,5:17988.
    YONKOS L T, FRIEDEL E A, PEREZ-REYES A C, et al. Microplastics in four estuarine rivers in the Chesapeake Bay, USA[J]. Environmental Science & Technology,2014,48(24):14195.
    FAURE F, DEMARS C, WIESER O, et al. Plastic pollution in Swiss surface waters: Nature and concentrations, interaction with pollutants[J]. Environmental Chemistry,2015,12(5):582-591. doi: 10.1071/EN14218
    MARTIN C, CORONA E, MAHADIK G A, et al. Adhesion to coral surface as a potential sink for marine microplastics[J]. Environmental Pollution,2019,255:113281. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113281
    SONG C, QIU Y, LI S, et al. A novel concept of bicarbonate-carbon utilization via an absorption-microalgae hybrid process assisted with nutrient recycling from soybean wastewater[J]. Journal of Cleaner Production,2019,237:117864. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117864
    SONG C, LIU Z, WANG C, et al. Different interaction performance between microplastics and microalgae: The bio-elimination potential of Chlorella sp. L38 and Phaeodactylum tricornutum MASCC-0025[J]. Science of the Total Environment,2020,723:138146. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138146
    PELLER J, NEVERS M B, BYAPPANAHALLI M, et al. Sequestration of microfibers and other microplastics by green algae, Cladophora, in the US Great Lakes[J]. Envi-ronmental Pollution,2021,276:116695. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116695
    SANTANA M F M, DAWSON A L, MOTTI C A, et al. Ingestion and depuration of microplastics by a planktivorous coral reef fish, Pomacentrus amboinensis[J]. Frontiers in Environmental Science,2021,9:641135.
    CAPONE A, PETRILLO M, MISIC C. Ingestion and elimination of anthropogenic fibres and microplastic fragments by the European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) of the NW Mediterranean Sea[J]. Marine Biology,2020,167(11):1-15.
    LENGAR Ž, KLUN K, DOGSA I, et al. Sequestration of polystyrene microplastics by jellyfish mucus[J]. Frontiers in Marine Science,2021,9:690749.
    BRÅTE I L N, BLÁZQUEZ M, BROOKS S J, et al. Weathering impacts the uptake of polyethylene microparticles from toothpaste in Mediterranean mussels (M. galloprovincialis)[J]. Science of the Total Environment,2018,626:1310-1318. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.141
    BULANNGA R B, SCHMIDT S. Uptake and accumulation of microplastic particles by two freshwater ciliates isolated from a local river in South Africa[J]. Environmental Research,2022,204:112123. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.112123
    HUANG Z, WENG Y, SHEN Q, et al. Microplastic: A potential threat to human and animal health by interfering with the intestinal barrier function and changing the intestinal microenvironment[J]. Science of the Total Environment,2021,785:147365. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147365
    BRAUN T, EHRLICH L, HENRICH W, et al. Detection of microplastic in human placenta and meconium in a clinical setting[J]. Pharmaceutics,2021,13(7):921-932. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13070921
    NOR N H M, KOOI M, DIEPENS N J, et al. Lifetime accumulation of microplastic in children and adults[J]. Environmental Science & Technology,2021,55(8):5084-5096.
    刘慧. 功能化生物质复合材料的制备及其吸附水中砷的性能研究[D]. 南京: 南京林业大学, 2021.

    LIU Hui. Study on the preparation of functional biomass composite material and the adsorption for arsenic removal from water[D]. Nanjing: Nanjing Forestry University, 2021(in Chinese).
    CHI N T L, ANTO S, AHAMED T S, et al. A review on biochar production techniques and biochar based catalyst for biofuel production from algae[J]. Fuel,2021,287:119411. doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119411
    MADADI R, BESTER K. Fungi and biochar applications in bioremediation of organic micropollutants from aquatic media[J]. Marine Pollution Bulletin,2021,166:112247. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112247
    KUMAR M, DUTTA S, YOU S, et al. A critical review on biochar for enhancing biogas production from anaerobic digestion of food waste and sludge[J]. Journal of Cleaner Production,2021,305:127143. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127143
    ABUWATFA W H, AL-MUQBEL D, AL-OTHMAN A, et al. Insights into the removal of microplastics from water using biochar in the era of COVID-19: A mini review[J]. Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering,2021,4:100151. doi: 10.1016/j.cscee.2021.100151
    WANG Z, SEDIGHI M, LEA-LANGTON A. Filtration of microplastic spheres by biochar: Removal efficiency and immobilisation mechanisms[J]. Water Research,2020,184:116165. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2020.116165
    SIIPOLA V, PFLUGMACHER S, ROMAR H, et al. Low-cost biochar adsorbents for water purification including microplastics removal[J]. Applied Sciences,2020,10(3):788-805. doi: 10.3390/app10030788
    GANIE Z A, KHANDELWAL N, TIWARI E, et al. Biochar-facilitated remediation of nanoplastic contaminated water: Effect of pyrolysis temperature induced surface modifications[J]. Journal of Hazardous Materials,2021,417:126096. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126096
    MAGID A S I A, ISLAM M S, CHEN Y, et al. Enhanced adsorption of polystyrene nanoplastics (PSNPs) onto oxidized corncob biochar with high pyrolysis temperature[J]. Science of the Total Environment,2021,784:147115. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147115
    SINGH N, KHANDELWAL N, GANIE Z A, et al. Eco-friendly magnetic biochar: An effective trap for nanoplastics of varying surface functionality and size in the aqueous envi-ronment[J]. Chemical Engineering Journal,2021,418:129405. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.129405
    WANG J, SUN C, HUANG Q X, et al. Adsorption and thermal degradation of microplastics from aqueous solutions by Mg/Zn modified magnetic biochars[J]. Journal of Hazardous Materials,2021,419:126486. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126486
    BOONMAHITTHISUD A, SOYKEABKAEW N, ONGTHIP L, et al. Review of the recent developments in all-cellulose nanocomposites: Properties and applications[J]. Carbohydrate Polymers,2022,286:119192.
    PRASAD S, SINGH A, KORRES N E, et al. Sustainable utilization of crop residues for energy generation: A life cycle assessment (LCA) perspective[J]. Bioresource Technology,2020,303:122964. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.122964
    蔡杰, 吕昂, 周金平, 等. 纤维素科学与材料[M]. 北京: 化学工业出版社, 2015: 345.

    CAI Jie, LYU Ang, ZHOU Jinping, et al. Cellulose science and materials[M]. Beijing: Chemical Industry Press, 2015: 345(in Chinese).
    BATOOL A, VALIYAVEETTIL S. Surface functionalized cellulose fibers—A renewable adsorbent for removal of plastic nanoparticles from water[J]. Journal of Hazardous Materials,2021,413:125301. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.125301
    YEN P L, HSU C H, HUANG M L, et al. Removal of nano-sized polystyrene plastic from aqueous solutions using untreated coffee grounds[J]. Chemosphere,2022,286:131863. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131863
    LEPPÄNEN I, LAPPALAINEN T, LOHTANDER T, et al. Capturing colloidal nano- and microplastics with plant-based nanocellulose networks[J]. Nature Communications,2022,13(1):1-12. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-27699-2
    ZHUANG J, RONG N, WANG X, et al. Adsorption of small size microplastics based on cellulose nanofiber aerogel modified by quaternary ammonium salt in water[J]. Separation and Purification Technology,2022,291:121133.
    CHEN C C, WU Q J, WAN Z M, et al. Mildly processed chitin used in one-component drinking straws and single use materials: Strength, biodegradability and recyclability[J]. Chemical Engineering Journal,2022,442:136173. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.136173
    EL KNIDRI H, BELAABED R, ADDAOU A, et al. Extraction, chemical modification and characterization of chitin and chitosan[J]. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules,2018,120:1181-1189. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.08.139
    YANG J, CHEN X, ZHANG J, et al. Role of chitosan-based hydrogels in pollutants adsorption and freshwater harvesting: A critical review[J]. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules,2021,189:53-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.08.047
    ANITHA A, SOWMYA S, KUMAR P T S, et al. Chitin and chitosan in selected biomedical applications[J]. Progress in Polymer Science,2014,39(9):1644-1667. doi: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2014.02.008
    SUN C, WANG Z, CHEN L, et al. Fabrication of robust and compressive chitin and graphene oxide sponges for removal of microplastics with different functional groups[J]. Chemical Engineering Journal,2020,393:124796. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.124796
    SUN C, WANG Z, ZHENG H, et al. Biodegradable and reusable sponge materials made from chitin for efficient removal of microplastics[J]. Journal of Hazardous Materials,2021,420:126599. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126599
    RISCH P, ADLHART C. A chitosan nanofiber sponge for oyster-inspired filtration of microplastics[J]. ACS Applied Polymer Materials,2021,3(9):4685-4694. doi: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00799
    林自明. 甲壳素/聚乙烯亚胺复合材料的制备及其对Cr(Ⅵ)、U(Ⅵ)的吸附行为和机理研究[D]. 南宁: 广西大学, 2021.

    LIN Ziming. Preparation of Chitin/polyvinyl imine composite and its adsorption behavior and mechanism for Cr(VI) and U(VI)[D]. Nanning: Guangxi University, 2021(in Chinese).
    WANG Z, SUN C, LI F, et al. Fatigue resistance, reusable and biodegradable sponge materials from plant protein with rapid water adsorption capacity for microplastics removal[J]. Chemical Engineering Journal,2021,415:129006. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.129006
    SUN M, CHEN W, FAN X, et al. Cooperative recyclable magnetic microsubmarines for oil and microplastics removal from water[J]. Applied Materials Today,2020,20:100682. doi: 10.1016/j.apmt.2020.100682
  • 加载中


    通讯作者: 陈斌, bchen63@163.com
    • 1. 

      沈阳化工大学材料科学与工程学院 沈阳 110142

    1. 本站搜索
    2. 百度学术搜索
    3. 万方数据库搜索
    4. CNKI搜索

    Figures(7)  / Tables(2)

    Article Metrics

    Article views (971) PDF downloads(165) Cited by()
    Proportional views


    DownLoad:  Full-Size Img  PowerPoint