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

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Author(s): Muhammad Shahid Nazir, Bushra Anees Palvasha, Zaman Tahir, Sadaf ul Hassan, Zulfiqar Ali, Majid Niaz Akhtar, Kashuf Azam, Mohd Abdullah*.

Journal Name: Current Analytical Chemistry

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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

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DOI: 10.2174/1573411016666200311105838
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