Table 2: Bioadsorption of pollutants by Parthenium hysterophorus weed.

S. numberAdsorbed pollutantAdsorbentReferences

1Leather dye-acid blue 92Parthenium leaves ash[127]
2Chloride (30–34% reduction at low level of pollution)Parthenium dried biomass [128]
3Safranin dye (rapid removal in 40 min)Parthenium biomass[129]
4Cd (II) ions (99.7% achieved adsorption efficiency; 82% recovery by desorption)Parthenium biomass[130]
5Cr (VI) (endothermic adsorption @ 63.97%)Parthenium ash[131]
6p-Cresol Activated carbon (prepared at high temp. using H2SO4) [132]
7Nickel (II) (exothermic adsorption)Parthenium ash[116]
8Rhodamine-BFormaldehyde treated Parthenium biomass (more efficient) and phosphoric acid treated Parthenium carbon[133]
9 (a)
Malachite green
Methylene blue
Activated carbon from Parthenium [134]