Proceedings of the First International Conference on Combinatorial and Optimization, ICCAP 2021, December 7-8 2021, Chennai, India

Research Article

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

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2021.2314707,
        author={Akshaya  Priyah and Vignesh Kumar  C},
        title={Comparative Analysis of Various Adsorbents used for Bioremediation of Copper from the Aqueous Environment},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Combinatorial and Optimization, ICCAP 2021, December 7-8 2021, Chennai, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCAP},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={heavy metals aqueous environments copper bioadsorption adsorbents},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2021.2314707}
    }
    
  • Akshaya Priyah
    Vignesh Kumar C
    Year: 2021
    Comparative Analysis of Various Adsorbents used for Bioremediation of Copper from the Aqueous Environment
    ICCAP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2021.2314707
Akshaya Priyah1,*, Vignesh Kumar C1
  • 1: PSG College of Technology
*Contact email: akshayapriyah2000@gmail.com

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.