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Natural Polymers-Based Green Adsorbents for Water Treatment

  • Book

  • August 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5018848

Natural Polymers-Based Green Adsorbents for Water Treatment focuses on the recent development of novel polymeric adsorbents that are green and eco-friendly or biodegradable in nature. The book reviews the synthesis, properties and adsorption applications of natural and green polymer-based adsorbents. It discusses adsorption processes in biopolymer systems, remediation technologies developed to remove environmental pollutants, the usage of natural polymer-based cost-effective and green novel adsorbent materials for the removal of organic and inorganic contaminants, and the efficiency of functionalized polymers, nanosorbents, hydrogels, composites, graft copolymers in the sorption of various pollutants from the environment as well as from the industrial effluents.

Researchers working on environmental remediation need a single book, where all data on natural and green adsorbents for water treatment are discussed comprehensively. Natural Polymers-Based Green Adsorbents for Water Treatment addresses this need by providing world-wide leading experts' observations and research. So, this book is a valuable reference for early-career scientist, academic researchers and graduate students in chemical engineering and material science.

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Table of Contents

1. Adsorption Processes in Biopolymer Systems: Fundamentals to Practical Applications 2. Plant polysaccharide-based adsorbents 3. Chitin and chitosan as adsorbents 4. Nanocellulose: A sustainable and Renewable Material for Water and Wastewater Treatment 5. Lignin, the most abundant natural polymer as bio- and nanosorbents 6. Agrowaste-derived adsorbents for water purification 7. Natural polymer-based organic-inorganic hybrid nanosorbents 8. Lignocellulosics as adsorbents for removal of dyes from water 9. Adsorbents based on chemically modified natural polymers 10. Conductive polymer-based nanocomposites for removal of hexavalent chromium and arsenide from wastewater solution 11. Natural polymers-based hydrogels for adsorption applications 12. Polymer nanocomposites based on alginate and their blends for remediation of pollutants from wastewater


Susheel Kalia Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Army Cadet College Wing of Indian Military Academy Dehradun, India. Susheel Kalia is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, at the Army Cadet College Wing of the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, India. He was a Postdoc Researcher in 2013 and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2020. Kalia has published over 85 research articles in international journals, as well as co-editing 20 books, authored 11 book chapters, and received more than 8,000 citations over his academic career. His research interests include polymeric bio- and nanocomposites, surface modification, conducting polymers, nanofibers, nanoparticles, nano ferrites, hybrid materials, and hydrogels. Dr. Kalia is Series Editor of a book series on polymer and composite materials, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Plastics Technology. In addition, he is a member of several professional organizations, including the Asian Polymer Association, Indian Cryogenics Council, the Society for Polymer Science, the Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, and the International Association of Advanced Materials.