Natural polymers for the removal of heavy metals


Natural polymers for the removal of heavy metals

Dure Najaf Iqbal, Qudsia Kanwal, Munawar Iqbal

Heavy metals are very toxic, carcinogenic and non-biodegradable substances discharged into waste water from various chemical industries, even a small concentration of heavy metals can be lethal for the environment and public health. Advanced developments for treating of heavy metals contaminated industrial waste water involving natural polymers such as fungai, algae, microorganism, biopolymers and numerous polysaccharides have shown to be very useful.

Heavy Metals, Natural Polymer, Waste Water, Polysaccharides, Biodegradable, Green Methods

Published online 8/1/2017, 22 pages


Part of Inorganic Pollutants in Wastewater

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