Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 7

Environmental Remediation using Novel Sponges as an Effective Adsorbents

S Suresh1, S Brindha2, Bhagyashree Kesherwani3 and S Ravichandran4*

1Assistant Professor in Chemistry, St. Martin’s Engineering College, Secunderabad, India

2Assistant Professor in Computer Applications, Vellalar College for Women, Tamilnadu, India

3Department of Agriculture, KPHEI Jhalwa Affiliated to Prof Rajendra Singh Rajju Bhaiya State University, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

4Professor in Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author: S Ravichandran, Professor in Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.

Received: June 03, 2022; Published: June 23, 2022


At present, the precious water resource is of concern due to its depletion by toxic elements and organic pollutants that result in environmental hazards. The present work comprises various sponge adsorbents with unique adsorption performance in environmental remediation. Researchers explored novel chitosan and cellulose-based sponge adsorbents as green materials in the adsorption of toxins. Chitosan sponge adsorbent (MIL-101(Fe)@CS Sponge) with adsorption capacity 4518 mg/g and polyurethane sponge-based adsorbent (RCS) with adsorption capacity 1263.5 mg/g were identified as superior sponge adsorbents in dye removal. The dye adsorption on sponge adsorbents occurred predominantly through the chemical adsorption mechanism with electrostatic interaction. The adsorption capacity of sponge adsorbents in environmental remediation is in the following order (Chitosan sponge>polyurethane sponge>Cellulose sponge> Graphene sponge>luffa sponge). The current interest among researchers in using bio-materials will provide a worthy challenge and the future possibility of designing novel sponge adsorbents with unique surface properties for various applications.

Keywords:Sponge Adsorbents; Adsorption Capacity; Environmental Remediation; Adsorption


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Citation: S Ravichandran., et al. “Environmental Remediation using Novel Sponges as an Effective Adsorbents". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.7 (2022): 80-90.


Copyright: © 2022 S Ravichandran., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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