Biosorbents from Agricultural By-products: Updates After 2000s

  • Rekha Sharma
  • Sapna
  • Ankita Dhillon
  • Dinesh KumarEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)


Biosorption is the characteristic method for the binding and removal of heavy metal ions contaminants. The biosorption method is effective as an ion exchange treatment even at low metal concentration. This method has green and affordable properties in comparison to predictable techniques. The detection of metal ion toxicants occurs because of the binding of metal ions with biosorbent using biosorption technique. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the important features of the biosorbent particularly agriculture products. The present chapter also focuses on the removal of metal ion pollutants as well as regeneration methods of the biosorbents. The chapter will help the readers to select suitable sorbents and to take up further research required for pollutant removal using biosorbents, depending on the characteristics of effluents to be treated, industrial applicability, release standards, cost-effectiveness, regulatory requirements, and durable ecological impacts.


Biosorption Treatment Detection Efficiency Cost-effective 



We gratefully acknowledge support from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India under the scheme of Establishment of Centre of Excellence for Training and Research in Frontier Areas of Science and Technology (FAST), for providing the necessary financial support to carry out this study vide letter No, F. No. 5–5/201 4–TS.Vll.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rekha Sharma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sapna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ankita Dhillon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dinesh Kumar
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryBanasthali UniversityTonkIndia
  2. 2.School of Chemical SciencesCentral University of GujaratGandhinagarIndia

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