Recent approaches in guar gum hydrogel synthesis for water purification

Sourbh Thakur*, Bhawna Sharma, Ankit Verma, Jyoti Chaudhary, Sigitas Tamulevicius, Vijay Kumar Thakur

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Guar gum based hydrogels have evoked great attention in research as well as in industry for exploring miscellaneous applications in the field of water purification, medicine, agriculture, explosives, cosmetics, textile, paper, and food to name a few. In this article, latest modifications for developing guar gum based hydrogels and composite materials for water purification application are extensively reviewed. Regenerative nature of Guar gum hydrogels makes it a better choice for treating wastewater as well as other value-added applications. Moreover, nonionic nature makes guar gum an acceptable material for further modifications. In this article, we also present a brief discussion on structure and properties of guar gum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-632
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Issue number7
Early online date24 Sept 2018
Publication statusPrint publication - 3 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • composites
  • dye adsorption
  • Guar gum
  • hydrogel
  • metal ion adsorption
  • water purification


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