Comparative Analysis of Various Adsorbents used for Bioremediation of Copper from the Aqueous Environment

Priyah, Akshaya and C, Vignesh Kumar (2021) Comparative Analysis of Various Adsorbents used for Bioremediation of Copper from the Aqueous Environment. In: ICCAP 2021, 7-8 December 2021, Chennai, India.

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Abstract

Aqueous environments are facing many challenges.The most important challenge among them is the pollution due to heavy metals. These heavy metals which is left untreated in aqueous environments can cause profound impacts in all living creatures which is in contact with untreated water. Of many heavy metals, copper is found in large amount in aqueous environments. Therefore, a need arises to tackle this issue of copper contamination. There are various ways to remove heavy metals. Of these, bioadsorption is gaining more importance in removing heavy metals from aqueous environments due to its various advantages and its increased capacity of adsorbing copper ions. Bioadsorption is a surface phenomenon where the heavy metals are adsorbed to the adsorbent (biological material), thereby facilitating removal of heavy metal from aqueous environments. Biological material can include agricultural waste residues, microbial cells like fungi, yeast, bacteria, etc. The main focus of this study is to compare and review on various adsorbents used for removing copper based on its efficiency, cost of production and availability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: heavy metals aqueous environments copper bioadsorption adsorbents
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2022 08:09
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2022 08:09
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/9741

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