Our concern in this paper is to review four kinds of mesoporous silica materials which can be used as potential sorbents for pharmaceuticals. It is known that a continuous development of science, medicine and food industry has an effect on contamination of the natural environment. Moreover, many impurities, such as drugs, vitamins or proteins etc., which get into environment from urban and hospital wastes, can also influence on human organisms. Thus, there is a need to control an amount of those compounds, especially in the natural waters and wastewaters [1-4]. In this work, we present four types of silica materials which can be helpful in water purification by using adsorption process.
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