Chitosan-Based Adsorbents: Environmental Applications for the Removal of Arsenicals


Chitosan-Based Adsorbents: Environmental Applications for the Removal of Arsenicals

Lee D. Wilson, Brij B. Tewari

Diverse types of arsenic contaminants occur in aquatic environments due to their multiple oxidation states and ionization properties. To address the removal of arsenic species in water, chitosan has been studied as a platform biopolymer for the design of adsorbent materials. This chapter examines the utility of chitosan and its modified forms as sorbent materials for the removal of arsenic species in aquatic environments. A selected coverage of the literature will provide an overview of various chitosan-based adsorbents and the general utility of chitosan sorbents for the removal of inorganic and organoarsenicals.

Chitosan, Chemical Modification, Adsorption, Adsorbent, Contaminants, Inorganic Arsenicals

Published online 7/1/2018, 28 pages


Part of the book on Chitosan-Based Adsorbents for Wastewater Treatment

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