Ionic Liquid Modified Activated Carbon for the Treatment of Textile Wastewater

  • Tanvir Arfin
  • Neelima Varshney
  • Bhawana Singh
Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 38)


The dependency on water has increased three times more than the increase in population. It has led to a rise in health problems and has limited the development as well as the growth of the world in terms of agricultural and economy. It has become mandatory to treat the wastewater of textile industry and make it pure in order to meet the demands of the people in the future. Various treatment processes have also been applied to convert wastewater into a suitable form where the linking of the innovative technology-oriented process with the conventional process has proved to be appropriate. For the treatment of textile wastewater, the application of ionic liquid modified activated carbon has yielded fruitful results, showing good properties in terms of selectivity, stability and favourable adsorption capabilities in comparison with other materials. In the present book chapter, the significant ionic liquid modified activated carbon along with their uses for wastewater treatment is described.


Textile Wastewater Ionic liquid Textile industries Dye 



Authors acknowledge the Knowledge Resource Centre, CSIR-NEERI (CSIR-NEERI/KRC/2018/OCT/EMD/1), for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tanvir Arfin
    • 1
  • Neelima Varshney
    • 1
  • Bhawana Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Materials DivisionCSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)NagpurIndia

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