Recycling of Agriculture Waste into Efficient Adsorbent

  • Sucharita Tandon
  • Nandini Sai


This chapter addresses the possibility of application of agricultural waste material in wastewater purification and summarizes the process of recycling the agricultural waste into an efficient and a multi-pollutant-adsorbing material. There are many novel adsorbents being studied in the adsorption field, but it is the affordability, abundance, and chemical characteristics of the agricultural wastes which make them eligible precursors for adsorbents, for example, activated carbon used for wastewater purification. This chapter focuses on adsorption efficiency for heavy metals of different adsorbents prepared from two different raw materials applying different activation techniques. The application of adsorbents made from agricultural waste supports the “3R,” reduce, reuse, and recycle, rule of waste management strategy and can prove to be an efficient and revenue-generating management practice for agricultural sector.


Agriculture waste Waste recycling Adsorption Adsorbent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sucharita Tandon
    • 1
  • Nandini Sai
    • 2
  1. 1.Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ScienceBangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia

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