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Date Palm as a Potential Candidate for Environmental Remediation

  • Jaskiran Kaur
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Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 38)

Abstract

The water bodies are under continuous stress conditions owing to water pollution, and this problem is increasing continuously in line with industrialization. Consequently, utmost attention is needed to embark upon pollution problems so as to fulfil the dream of sustainable development. In the present era, adsorption has been considered as an efficient method for the removal of suspended and dissolved pollutants from the water resources. It has been confirmed that among the various types of bioadsorbents, date palm emerged as a highly cost-efficient and biodegradable bioadsorbent. A number of recent reports signified the role of date palm as a bioadsorbent. The present review is exploring the use of different by-products of date palm as adsorbent as well as a precursor to activated carbon production. Herein, an in-depth analysis of the role of date palm in the environmental remediation, in terms of removal of different pollutants, viz. dyes, heavy metals and toxins, has been examined.

Keywords

Industrialization Water pollution Adsorption Date palms Adsorption characteristics 

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  • Jaskiran Kaur
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and Technology, School of Environment and Earth SciencesCentral University of PunjabBathindaIndia

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