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An Overview on Eco-Friendly Polymer Composites for Heavy Metal Ion Remediation

Author(s):

Muhammad Shahid Nazir, Bushra Anees Palvasha, Zaman Tahir, Sadaf ul Hassan, Zulfiqar Ali, Majid Niaz Akhtar, Kashuf Azam and Mohd Abdullah*   Pages 1 - 17 ( 17 )

Abstract:


Background: Water contamination by noxious heavy metals due to urbanization is a global environmental problem. Heavy metal ions pollution make the water unsuitable for drinking and are also highly toxic to human beings and eco-system. Remediation of heavy metals is therefore very crucial.

Method: Adsorbents based on biopolymer and eco-friendly polymer composites have been developed and fabricated to remediate and remove heavy metals from the ecosystem.

Result: In recent years, biocomposites have been successful as cost effective adsorbents for the remediation of various contaminants with their eco-friendly nature and sustainability.

Conclusion: This review article gives an overview on the remediation of heavy metals using green biocomposites.

Keywords:

Water contamination, Heavy metal, Eco-friendly material, Polymer composites, Remediation, Adsorbent

Affiliation:

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Department of Chemistry, University of Gujrat, Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Department of Chemical Engineering , Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology (MNSUET), Department of Physics, Postgraduate Islamia College, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Marine Biotechnology, University Malaysia Terengganu, Gong Badak



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