Remediation of dyes from industrial wastewater using low-cost adsorbents


Remediation of dyes from industrial wastewater using low-cost adsorbents

Abu Nasar, Sadia Shakoor

Water pollution is one of the leading environmental issue triggering serious problems for living organisms. Various toxic substances are being introduced into the water bodies from various human activities and the removal of such substances from the water and wastewater has become a core interest for scientists and researchers around the globe over the past few decades. Dyes are an important class of water pollutants having various negative impacts on the living organisms. The removal of color from dye-bearing effluents is a major problem due to the difficulty in treating such wastewaters by conventional treatment methods. Although a number of successful physical, chemical, and biological processes have been applied, however, the cost-effective removal of color from effluents remains a challenge for wastewater treatment.

Environmental Pollution, Water Pollution, Wastewater Treatment, Dyes, Adsorption, Low-cost Adsorbent

Published online 4/25/2017, 33 pages
Copyright © 2016 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Abu Nasar, Sadia Shakoor, ‘Remediation of dyes from industrial wastewater using low-cost adsorbents’, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 15, pp 1-33, 2017


The article was published as article 1 of the book Applications of Adsorption and Ion Exchange Chromatography in Waste Water Treatment

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