Nano-engineered Adsorbent for the Removal of Dyes from Water: A Review

Author(s): Nusrat Tara, Sharf Ilahi Siddiqui, Geetanjali Rathi, Saif Ali Chaudhry, Inamuddin*, Abdullah M. Asiri.

Journal Name: Current Analytical Chemistry

Volume 16 , Issue 1 , 2020

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Background: The huge quantity of wastewater, containing poisonous and hazardous dyes, is released by various industries which pollute water in direct and indirect ways. Most of the dyes are a dangerous class of water contaminants which have affected the environment drastically. Some dyes such as congo red, rhodamine B, methylene blue, methyl violet, and crystal violet are a serious threat to human beings.

Remediation Method: Numerous methods are available for the removal of dyes from water. Adsorption, being a superior and eco-friendly technique, has advantage of eliminating organic dyes because of the availability of materials as adsorbents. The inexpensive nanomaterials are a more attractive choice for remediation of various dyes due to their unique properties and offer an adequate pathway to adsorb any organic dye from water to overcome its hazardous effects on human health.

Results: In this review, we have discussed the latest literature related to various types of synthesis, characterization and uses as adsorbent for highly adsorptive removal capacity of nanoparticles for organic dyes.

Conclusion: Adsorption technology provides an attractive pathway for further research and improvement in more efficient nanoparticles, with higher adsorption capacity, for numerous dyes to eliminate the dyes discharged from various industries and thus reduce the contamination of water. Therefore, nanocomposites may contribute to future prospective water treatment process.

Keywords: Adsorption, composites, dye pollution, dye remediation, dyes, nanoparticles.

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Year: 2020
Page: [14 - 40]
Pages: 27
DOI: 10.2174/1573411015666190117124344

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