Natural Products Chemistry & Research

Natural Products Chemistry & Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6836

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Aliouche D

Laboratoire de Traitement et Mise en Forme des Polymères, F.S.I., Université M’Hamed Bougara, Boumerdes 35000, Algeria

  • Review Article   
    Interaction of Metal Ions with Mono- and Polysaccharides for Wastewater Treatment: A Review
    Author(s): Joly N, Ghemati D, Aliouche D and Martin P*

    Chemical contamination of water from a wide range of toxic compounds, especially heavy metals, is a critical environmental problem due to their potential human toxicity. Therefore, development of technologies that allow the removal of toxic pollutants from wastewater is a need. Among all the common heavy metals treatment processes, biosorption is one of the more popular and efficient processes. The important number of publications concerning adsorption and remediation of metal ions from aqueous solution by natural and modified polysaccharides shows an increasing interest in biopolymer uses for environment preservation. The present review describes recent developments on biosorption processes using agricultural by-products, mainly mono- and polysaccharides extracted from natural resources. General considerations on metal ions complexation mechanism and interactions.. Read More»

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