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Natural Polymers-Based Green Adsorbents for Water Treatment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128205419

Natural Polymers-Based Green Adsorbents for Water Treatment

1st Edition

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Editors: Susheel Kalia
Paperback ISBN: 9780128205419
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 512
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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. The book discusses 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, and graft copolymers in the sorption of various pollutants from the environment and industrial effluents.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive, step-by-step review of the processing and modification of biopolymers and their applications in environmental remediation
  • Features chapters written by world-wide experts from academia
  • Contains many illustrations, tables, figures, graphs, bibliographies, and extensive references
  • Includes content especially tailored for early-career scientists to help them achieve their future research goals


Academic researchers and graduate students in chemical engineering and materials science. Chemical engineers / engineers working in industry

Table of Contents

1. Moringa plant parts as biosorbent for wastewater treatment plants
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. Polymeric adsorbents for removal of metal ions for water
9. Polymeric materials for adsorption of nuclear waste, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, oil spills and organic pollutants
10. Lignocellulosics as adsorbents for removal of dyes from water
11. Adsorbents based on chemically modified natural polymers
12. Conductive polymer-based nanocomposites for removal of hexavalent chromium and arsenide from waste water solution
13. Natural polymers-based hydrogels for adsorption applications
14. Polymer nanocomposites based on alginate and their blends for remediation of pollutants from wastewater


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About the Editor

Susheel Kalia

Dr. Susheel Kalia is an Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Chemistry at Army Cadet College Wing of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, India. He was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering at the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2013 and held a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Bahra University and Shoolini University, India, until 2015. He has around 80 research articles in international journals along with 11 books and 11 chapters in his academic career. His research interests include polymeric composites, bio- and nanocomposites, conducting polymers, nanofibres, nanoparticles, hybrid materials and hydrogels. He is an experienced book editor, and he has edited a number of successful books (with Springer and Wiley), such as “Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites”, “Polymers at Cryogenic Temperatures”, “Polysaccharide Based Graft Copolymers”, “Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials”, “Polymeric Hydrogels as Smart Biomaterials”, “Biopolymers: Environmental and Biomedical Applications”, “Polymer Nanocomposites based on Organic and Inorganic Nanomaterials”, “Biodegradable Green Composites”. He is the main editor of the “Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials”. In addition, he is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Asian Polymer Association, Indian Cryogenics Council, the Society for Polymer Science, Indian Society of Analytical Scientists and the International Association of Advanced Materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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