Alginate-Based Nanosorbents for Water Remediation

  • A. K. BajpaiEmail author
  • Priyanka Agrawal
  • Sunil K. Singh
  • Priyanka Singh
Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)


The present chapter highlights the major concepts of the extraction, preparation, properties, and applications of brown algal mass. In recent years, brown marine weeds have been investigated as the most effective and promising substrates in water treatments. Thus, being motivated by the massive applications of algal masses, the authors have selected the alginate biopolymer as biosorbent and discussed its potential role in biosorption studies. Herein, we have described the nanocomposites of the seaweed alginate and its derivatives in water remediation. The sorption behavior of alginate and derivatives with various toxic heavy metals as well as radioactive elements is summarized, and their relative performance has been examined. The innovation in creation of synthetic derivatives has the potential to empower the next generation of applications for alginates. Further, the global market reports have emphasized on the upcoming continuous research innovation of marine brown seaweed in wastewater treatments in particularly the Asia-Pacific region.


Alginate Nanosrobent Toxic metal ions Remediation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Bajpai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Priyanka Agrawal
    • 1
  • Sunil K. Singh
    • 2
  • Priyanka Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Bose Memorial Research Laboratory, Department of ChemistryGovernment Model Science CollegeJabalpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryGuru Ghasidas Central UniversityBillaspurIndia

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