Cost-Effective Green Materials for the Removal of Pesticides from Aqueous Medium

  • Nazia Tarannum
  • Rizwan Khan
Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 38)


The greatest threat to the world is water contamination which may be due to geological or anthropogenic (man-made) reasons. Water pollution has affected the life of plants and animals directly or indirectly. The common water contamination resources are civilization, industrialization, environmental changes, agricultural activities and global changes. The chemistry is integrated in a constructive approach to provide healthy life along with ethical and economic environmental concerns. The most easily affected source of pesticide contamination is water which directly or indirectly affects our ecosystem. The major health-related issues are caused mainly by water contamination. The chapter emphasizes the comprehensive view of application of green materials and their processes for pesticide remediation. Seeing the harmful effect of the pesticide on environment, ecosystem and human health, the need of the day is to use green materials for removing pesticides. These green materials are economic and readily available and may be regenerated after use without imposing pollution issues. Different sources of green materials readily used in water treatment for pesticides are carbonaceous adsorbents, bioadsorbents, agriculture waste adsorbents, industrial waste adsorbents, nanomaterial-based adsorbents, etc.


Cost-effective Wastewater treatment Pesticides Green materials Bioadsorbents 


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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryChaudhary Charan Singh UniversityMeerutIndia

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