Cytotoxic aquatic pollutants and their removal by nanocomposite-based sorbents

Varsha Srivastava, Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare, Pooyan Makvandi, Xuan qi Zheng, Sidra Iftekhar, Aimin Wu, Vinod V.T. Padil, Babak Mokhtari, Rajender S. Varma, Franklin R. Tay, Mika Sillanpaa

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Water is an extremely essential compound for human life and, hence, accessing drinking water is very important all over the world. Nowadays, due to the urbanization and industrialization, several noxious pollutants are discharged into water. Water pollution by various cytotoxic contaminants, e.g. heavy metal ions, drugs, pesticides, dyes, residues a drastic public health issue for human beings; hence, this topic has been receiving much attention for the specific approaches and technologies to remove hazardous contaminants from water and wastewater. In the current review, the cytotoxicity of different sorts of aquatic pollutants for mammalian is presented. In addition, we will overview the recent advances in various nanocomposite-based adsorbents and different approaches of pollutants removal from water/wastewater with several examples to provide a backdrop for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number127324
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • Approaches of pollutants removal
  • Cytotoxic pollutants
  • Nanocomposite-based sorbents
  • Water and wastewater treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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