Removal of organic and inorganic pollutants from the water using various adsorbents: A review

Authors

  • Shalu Rawat Department of Environmental Science, B.B. Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, U.P. INDIA
  • Lata Verma Department of Environmental Science, B.B. Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, U.P. INDIA
  • Chandra Bhan Department of Environmental Science, B.B. Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, U.P. INDIA
  • Jiwan Singh Department of Environmental Science, B.B. Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, U.P. INDIA

Keywords:

water pollutant, absorbent, nanoparticles, activated carbon, zeolite

Abstract

Today purification of water is essential and to fulfil the water demand of the growing population and shrinking water resources. In last decades due to industrialization and overpopulation, the water quality is been degraded not only of surface water but also of ground water because of constant release of industrial effluent directly to the water bodies without any primary treatment and over exploitation on ground water. Among several water treatment technology adsorption is mostly considered one that is easy to manage, demand less cost and energy. However, synthesis of an effective environmentally benign and economically sustainable adsorbent is the centre of focus of researchers these days. There are various adsorbents like nanoparticles, activated carbon and zeolite etc. are being used yet for the removal of various water pollutants. In this chapter, the adsorbents are divided into three categories natural, carbonaceous and nanoparticles and their various uses in water treatment are described.

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Published

31-10-2019

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Reviews

How to Cite

Rawat, S., Verma, L., Bhan, C., & Singh, J. (2019). Removal of organic and inorganic pollutants from the water using various adsorbents: A review. G-Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 7(2), 15-23. https://gjestenv.com/index.php/gjest/article/view/105

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