Environmental Chemistry Letters
The rapid growth of the human population and industrialization in the world has indirectly increased environmental problems such as water, air and land pollution. Amongst all, heavy metals can be considered as the most problematic pollutants. Numerous efforts have been attempted to minimize the impact of heavy metals. This chapter discusses the recent developments and technical applicability of different treatment methods for heavy metal removal. The adsorption process using various low-cost materials as the potential alternative for heavy metal removal is being highlighted and summarized.
Keng, Pei Sin; Lee, Siew Ling; Ha, Sie Tiong; Hung, Yung Tse; and Ong, Siew Teng, "Removal of Hazardous Heavy Metals From Aqueous Environment by Low-Cost Adsorption Materials" (2014). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. 100.
The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10311-013-0427-1