The research investigates the novel application of thiol-functionalized Aloe Vera fiber for water purification. Aloe Vera fiber, known for its eco-friendliness and abundance, is modified with thiol groups to enhance its adsorption and filtration capabilities. Thiolization enhances the fiber's affinity for heavy metals, organic pollutants, and other contaminants commonly found in water sources.
Focuses on understanding the effectiveness of thiol-functionalized Aloe Vera fiber in removing pollutants through batch and continuous flow experiments. It explores the parameters affecting purification efficiency, such as pH, contact time, initial pollutant concentration, and flow rate.
The findings reveal that thiolized Aloe Vera fiber demonstrates remarkable potential for water purification, effectively reducing various pollutants from contaminated water. Its sustainable nature and cost-effectiveness make it an attractive alternative to traditional water treatment methods.
The research contributes to sustainable water management and environmental conservation by harnessing the natural properties of Aloe Vera fiber to address water pollution challenges, opening up possibilities for eco-friendly and affordable water purification solutions.