Application of Biomaterials for Elimination of Damaging Contaminants from Aqueous Media

  • Vaishali Tomar
  • Dinesh KumarEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)


Natural materials are plentifully accessible low cost. A natural resource which is nontoxic to the ecosystem. Because of the excess amount of inorganic pollutants, organic pollutants and pathogens in water, it is harmful to human being. These contaminants should be taken out by the natural adsorbent due to the harmful force of these contaminants. This chapter surveys the current evolution of natural clays and their modified forms as adsorbing agents for treating drinking water. This chapter explores the adaptable nature of natural materials and nanomaterials with their capability to absorb multiplicity of contaminants, which are present in the drinking water. The properties and alteration of the natural adsorbent and its significance in removing a detailed type of contaminants are identified. The efficacy of the natural and modified adsorbents is compared to active technologies, materials and methods, and it is considerably higher or similar.


Water Contaminants Adsorption Removal Clean water 



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), vide letter No, F. No. 5-5/201 4-TS. Vll.


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  1. 1.Formulation, ABH Natures ProductNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.School of Chemical SciencesCentral University of GujaratGandhinagarIndia

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