Potential of Biochar as Cost Effective Adsorbent in Removal of Heavy Metals Ions From Aqueous Phase: A Mini Review


  • Lata Rani Centre for Water Sciences, Chitkara University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab-140401, India; School of Basic Sciences, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh-174103, India
  • Jyotsna Kaushal Centre for Water Sciences, Chitkara University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab-140401, India
  • Arun Lal Srivastav Chitkara University School of Engineering & Technology, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh-174103, India




Adsorption, biochar, heavy metals ions, contaminated water, Purification


Due to industrialization and increasing population, wastewater treatment has become a big challenge. There are numerous techniques such as ion-exchange, adsorption, membrane filtration, coagulation, flocculation, floating and electrochemical approach developed for the remediation of contaminants from wastewater. But, now it is necessary to develop an approach which should has high efficiency, less expensive and environmental friendly, so that limitation of existing techniques can be overcome. Recent developments of biochar have attracted the researchers into this area. Different methods are discovered to synthesized biochar for the removal of pollutants from wastewater. In this review, biochar are elaborated and critically discussed which have reported for the removal of metallic pollutants present in waste water.


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How to Cite

Lata Rani, Jyotsna Kaushal, & Arun Lal Srivastav. (2019). Potential of Biochar as Cost Effective Adsorbent in Removal of Heavy Metals Ions From Aqueous Phase: A Mini Review. Journal of Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Its Applications, 5(2), 29–34. https://doi.org/10.15415/jce.2019.52003