Polymer Gels pp 229-247 | Cite as

Agro-Based Polymer Gel and Its Application in Purification of Industrial Water Wastes

  • Altaf Halim Basta
  • Houssni El-Saied
Part of the Gels Horizons: From Science to Smart Materials book series (GHFSSM)


A polymer gel swells when exposed to water significantly when imbibing a large amount of solvent (e.g., water). In this contribution chapter, we present the literature reported polymer gels and their applications in different fields. Moreover, we highlight on the upgrading the utilization of agro-wastes in the production of hydrogels in agronomic purposes. Moreover, our published work deals with our published article on the beneficial effect of rice straw-based hydrogels in purifying the local industrial water wastes from metals, to be suitable for agricultural purposes.


Polymers hydrogels Agro-based hydrogels Economical adsorbents Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cellulose and Paper DepartmentNational Research CentreCairoEgypt

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