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

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 6 ]

Author(s):

Muhammad Shahid Nazir*, Bushra Anees Palvasha, Zaman Tahir, Sadaf ul Hassan, Zulfiqar Ali, Majid Niaz Akhtar, Kashuf Azam and Mohd. Azmuddin Abdullah*   Pages 737 - 753 ( 17 )

Abstract:


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

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

Results: 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:

Biodegradable, biopolymers, eco-friendly, environmental engineering, heavy metal ion remediation, waterpollution.

Affiliation:

Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus, 54000, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus, 54000, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus, 54000, Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus, 54000, Department of Physics, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology (MNSUET), 60000, Multan, Department of Chemistry, Postgraduate Islamia College, Copper Road, Lahore, Institute of Marine Biotechnology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu

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