Bio- and Nanosorbents from Natural Resources

  • Shivani Bhardwaj Mishra
  • Ajay Kumar Mishra

Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rekha Sharma, Sapna, Ankita Dhillon, Dinesh Kumar
    Pages 1-20
  3. Fernando Machado Machado, Éder Cláudio Lima
    Pages 21-53
  4. Thato Masilompane, Nhamo Chaukura, Ajay K. Mishra, Shivani B. Mishra, Bhekie B. Mamba
    Pages 55-73
  5. Sandeep K. Shukla, Rashmi Choubey, A. K. Bajpai
    Pages 75-101
  6. A. K. Bajpai, Priyanka Agrawal, Sunil K. Singh, Priyanka Singh
    Pages 103-121
  7. Ritu Painuli, Sapna Raghav, Dinesh Kumar
    Pages 161-182

About this book


This book reviews the work in the field of nanoadsorbents derived from natural polymers, with a special emphasis on materials finding application in water remediation. It includes natural materials both with an organic or an inorganic skeleton, from which the nanomaterials can be made. Those nanomaterials can therefore be used to reinforce other matrices and in their pristine form have an extraordinary adsorption efficiency. Being of natural or biological origin, the materials described in this book distinguish themselves as eco-friendly and non-toxic. 

The book describes how these benefits of the described materials can be combined and exploited. It will thus appeal to chemists, nanotechnologists, environmental engineers and generally all scientist working in the field of water pollution and remediation as an inspiration for the innovation toward new technologies. 


Nanoadsorbent Natural organic polymers Natural inorganic polymers Chromium removal Water pollution remediation Carbon nanoadsorbents Organic contaminants removal Silica nanoparticles Silica based biohybrid sorbents Chitosan based biosorbents Cationic polyelectrolyte nanosorbents Agricultural byproducts Removal inorganic contaminants

Editors and affiliations

  • Shivani Bhardwaj Mishra
    • 1
  • Ajay Kumar Mishra
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research UnitUniversity of South AfricaJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research UnitUniversity of South AfricaJohannesburgSouth Africa

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