Document Type : Review Article
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Hakim Sabzevari University, P. O. Box 397, Sabzevar, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Hakim Sabzevari University, P. O. Box 397, Sabzevar, Iran
Polymer-based antimicrobial nanocomposite adsorbents have emerged as promising materials for water purification due to their unique properties, including high surface area, low cost, abundance, and ease of interaction with contaminants. These materials can be prepared using a variety of methods, including solvent casting, in situ polymerization, and electrospinning. The application of polymer-based antimicrobial nanocomposite adsorbents in water purification has been widely reported in the literature, with promising results for the removal of a wide range of pollutants, including heavy metals, organic dyes, and bacteria. This review manuscript aims to provide a comprehensive overview of polymer-based antimicrobial nanocomposite adsorbents for water purification. The review will begin with a discussion of the different types of polymer-based antimicrobial nanocomposites and the methods used to prepare them. The next section will review the application of these materials in water purification, with specific examples of their use to remove various pollutants. Finally, the review will conclude with a discussion of the challenges and opportunities for the future development of polymer-based antimicrobial nanocomposite adsorbents for water purification. This review will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water purification, as well as those working on the development of new materials for environmental remediation.