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
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