Bio-Based Adsorbents in Water/Wastewater Treatment

Nabila Shehata, Enas T. Sayed, Mohammad A. Abdelkareem, Tabbi Wilberforce, Abdul Ghani Olabi

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Utilizing bio-based materials in water/wastewater treatment have been widely discussed in the literature. Every day millions of these abundant low-cost bio-based materials are generated as agricultural or/and industrial wastes. They may undergo burning randomly or landfilled. However, using these materials as bio-adsorbents adds values to these wastes. The objective of this article is to highlight the key scientific features related to characterization of these materials, their opportunities and challenges for their usage in water/wastewater treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Smart Materials
Number of pages9
VolumeEnergy Storage Materials and Energy Harvesting
ISBN (Electronic)9780128157336
ISBN (Print)9780128157329
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Agricultural wastes
  • Bio-adsorbent
  • Bio-mass
  • Sustainability
  • Water treatment


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