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Nanomaterials for the Adsorptive Removal of Antibiotics from Aqueous Solution: A Minireview

Jamiu. O. Eniola,a Rajeev Kumar,*,a and M. A. Barakata,b   

  1. a Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
    b Central Metallurgical R & D Institute, Helwan 11421, Cairo, Egypt
  • Received:2019-08-09 Revised:2019-09-10 Online:2020-05-30
  • Contact: olifiaraju@gmail.com (R. K.)
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Abstract: In the last decade, researchers discovered the existence of new type of emerging pharmaceutical pollutants such as drugs, personal care products, hormones, and so on, in wastewater as well as drinking water. These contaminants are hard to remove using conventional treatment technology. The use of advanced nano-materials-based technologies for the treatment of emerging contaminants from wastewater and drinking are gaining much attention from the researchers. Adsorption is one of the wastewater treatment methods for the decontamination of wastewater. Herein, the applications of a variety of pure materials as well as nanocomposite materials are summarized used for adsorptive removal of antibiotics. The role of different functional groups and adsorption forces are discussed.


Key words: adsorption, antibiotics, mechanism, wastewater purification

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