Nanomaterials for the Removal of Pollutants and Resource Reutilization Book

Nanomaterials for the Removal of Pollutants and Resource Reutilization

  • Author : Xubiao Luo
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128148389

Nanomaterials for the Removal of Pollutants and Resource Reutilization Excerpt :

Nanomaterials for the Removal of Pollutants and Resource Reutilization presents the fundamental principles necessary for the application of nanomaterials in environmental pollution control and resource reutilization, also describing specific novel applications of environmentally functional nanomaterials. In addition to outlining the applications of nanomaterials for pollution control, the book highlights problems and offers solutions. This comprehensive resource will inspire the next generation of nanomaterial designers, providing a state-of-the-art review and exploration of emerging developments. Written by some of the world’s top researchers in smart nanomaterials for environmental applications Shows how to design novel functional nanomaterials for highly specific pollutant control and/or remediation uses Covers a variety of pollution types, including heavy metals, pesticides and other chemical pollutants

Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications Book

Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications

  • Author : Kajornsak Faungnawakij
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-10-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 796
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128215098

Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications Excerpt :

Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications: Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Medicine presents a comprehensive overview on recent developments and prospects surrounding nanotechnology use in water/wastewater separation and purification, energy storage and conversion, agricultural and food process, and effective diagnoses and treatments in medical fields. The book includes detailed overviews of nanotechnology, including nanofiltration membrane for water/wastewater treatment, nanomedicine and nanosensor development for medical implementation, advanced nanomaterials of different structural dimensions (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) for energy applications, as well as food and agricultural utilization. Other sections discuss the challenges of lab-based research transitioning towards practical industrial use. Helps scientists and researchers quickly learn and understand the key role of nanotechnology in important industrial applications Takes an interdisciplinary approach, demonstrating how nanotechnology is being used in a wide range of industry sectors Outlines the role nanotechnology plays in creating safer, cheaper and more energy-efficient projects and devices

The Role of Nanoparticles in Plant Nutrition under Soil Pollution Book

The Role of Nanoparticles in Plant Nutrition under Soil Pollution

  • Author : Vishnu D. Rajput
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-06-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030973896

The Role of Nanoparticles in Plant Nutrition under Soil Pollution Excerpt :

Nanotechnology has shown great potential in all spheres of life. With the increasing pressure to meet the food demands of rapidly increasing population, thus, novel innovation and research are required in agriculture. The principles of nanotechnology can be implemented to meet the challenges faced by agricultural demands. Major challenges include the loss of nutrients in the soil and nutrient-deficient plants, which result in a lower crop yield and quality. Subsequently, consumption of such crops leads to malnourishment in humans, especially in underprivileged and rural populations. One convenient approach to tackle nutrient deficiency in plants is via the use of fertilizers; however, this method suffers from lower uptake efficiency in plants. Another approach to combat nutrient deficiency in humans is via the use of supplements and diet modifications; however, these approaches are less affordably viable in economically challenged communities and in rural areas. Therefore, the use of nano-fertilizers to combat this problem holds the greatest potential. Additionally, nanotechnology can be used to meet other challenges in agriculture including enhancing crop yield, protection from insect pests and animals, and by use of nano-pesticides and nano-biosensors to carry out the remediation of polluted soils. The future use of nanomaterials in soil ecosystems will be influenced by their capability to interact with soil constituents and the route of nanoparticles into the environment includes both natural and anthropogenic sources. The last decade has provided increasing research on the impact and use of nanoparticles in plants, animals, microbes, and soils, and yet these studies often lacked data involving the impact of nanoparticles on biotic and abiotic stress factors. This book provides significant recent research on the use of nano-fertilizers, which can have a major impact on components of an ecosystem. This work should provide a basis to further study these potential k

Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology Book

Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology

  • Author : Satinder Ahuja
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-05-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323907644

Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology Excerpt :

Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology, the latest volume in the Separation Science and Technology series, offers new solutions for remediating water pollution utilizing nanomaterials with separation methods. Current water purification methods are unsuitable, inconvenient or expensive, so there is a need for new and better processes and techniques. Nanomaterials can purify water by removing pollutants such as heavy metals, pathogens, organic compounds, inorganic compounds, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals of emerging concern. These can effectively replace membrane-based methods if the right expertise is developed—this book helps separation scientists do just that. Existing water treatment problems can be solved by applying a nanotechnology-based processes: antimicrobial nanotechnology, zero-valent iron nanoparticles, nanoadsorbents, nano-enhanced membranes, nanometal oxides, and nano photocatalysts. The current literature places emphasis on materials chemistry rather than the separation methods used for water purification. This new volume presents a collection of chapters that deal with remediation based on separation chemistry. Written by leaders in their respective fields from around the world and edited by Satinder Ahuja, a leading expert on water quality improvement Covers the environmental impact of anthropogenic nanoparticles and plant derived bionanomaterials, which are not contained in other books related to nanomaterials for water purification Illustrates key information visually wherever possible throughout the book, e.g. process diagrams in the nanomaterial synthesis and nanomembrane fabrication chapters, electron microscope images, and more

Environmental Remediation Through Carbon Based Nano Composites Book

Environmental Remediation Through Carbon Based Nano Composites

  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811566998

Environmental Remediation Through Carbon Based Nano Composites Excerpt :

This book examines carbon-based nanocomposite materials and their application in various environmental fields, such as wastewater treatment, and air and soil remediation. Featuring illustrations, and tables summarizing the latest research, it gathers up-to-date information on the application of carbon nanocomposites in the removal of environmental pollutants from different sources. Given its scope, the book is a valuable textbook for research students, and a useful handbook and reference resource for researchers, academics and industrial scientists working in the field of environmental pollutants and their safe removal.

Emerging Contaminants Book

Emerging Contaminants

  • Author : Aurel Nuro
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839624186

Emerging Contaminants Excerpt :

Emerging Contaminants presents the reader with information on classification, recent studies, and adverse effects on the environment and human health of the main classes of contaminants. Emerging contaminants are synthetic or natural compounds and microorganisms produced and used by humans that cause adverse ecological and human health effects when they reach the environment. This book is organized into four sections that cover the classification of contaminants and the instrumental techniques used to quantify them, recent studies on pesticides, antibiotics as an important group of emerging contaminants, and studies of different classes of emerging contaminants such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), microplastics, and others.

Water Pollution and Remediation  Heavy Metals Book

Water Pollution and Remediation Heavy Metals

  • Author : Inamuddin
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 581
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030524210

Water Pollution and Remediation Heavy Metals Excerpt :

Pollution of waters by toxic metals is accelerating worldwide due to industrial and population growth, notably in countries having poor environmental laws, resulting in many diseases such as cancer. Classical remediation techniques are limited. This books reviews new, advanced or improved techniques for metal removal, such as hybrid treatments, nanotechnologies and unconventional adsorbents, e.g. metal-organic frameworks. Contaminants include rare earth elements, arsenic, lead, cadmium, chromium, copper and effluents from the electronic, textile, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries.

Nano Bioremediation  Fundamentals and Applications Book

Nano Bioremediation Fundamentals and Applications

  • Author : Hafiz M.N. Iqbal
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-11-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128241684

Nano Bioremediation Fundamentals and Applications Excerpt :

Nano-Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Applications explores how nano-bioremediation is used to remedy environmental pollutants. The book's chapters focus on the design, fabrication and application of advanced nanomaterials and their integration with biotechnological processes for the monitoring and treatment of pollutants in environmental matrices. It is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and environmental scientists who are looking to increase their understanding of bioremediation at the nanoscale. The mitigation of environmental pollution is the biggest challenge to researchers and the scientific community, hence this book provides answers to some important questions. As an advanced hybrid technology, nano-bioremediation refers to the integration of nanomaterials and bioremediation for the remediation of pollutants. The rapid pace of urbanization, massive development of industrial sectors, and modern agricultural practices all cause a controlled or uncontrolled release of environmentally-related hazardous contaminants that are seriously threatening every key sphere, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere. Explores the current and potential applications of nano-bioremediation in the remediation of hazardous pollutants Outlines the major properties and classes of nanomaterials that make them efficient bioremediation agents Assesses the major challenges of effectively implementing bioremediation techniques at the nanoscale

Innovative Approaches for Nanobiotechnology in Healthcare Systems Book
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Innovative Approaches for Nanobiotechnology in Healthcare Systems

  • Author : Amna, Touseef
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-09-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799882527

Innovative Approaches for Nanobiotechnology in Healthcare Systems Excerpt :

Innovative and fusion technologies have shown an incredible ability to improve various aspects of society, such as healthcare systems. Nanobiotechnology is one such technology that is being applied to medical equipment and treatment approaches. Many pharmaceutical and medical companies have begun to count on medical nanotechnology due to its abundant applications and practical uses. Innovative Approaches for Nanobiotechnology in Healthcare Systems is a pivotal reference source that provides insights into a comprehensive collection of novel techniques used for the development of safe drugs using the available resources for diverse deadly diseases. This book discusses the various platforms of nanobiotechnology that are utilized in various fields. It is expected that bionanosytems will play a crucial role in the treatment of human diseases and the improvement of existing healthcare systems. This book is ideal for scientists, biotechnologists, microbiologists, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Catalysis by Precious Metals  Past and Future Book

Catalysis by Precious Metals Past and Future

  • Author : Marcela Martinez Tejada
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039287222

Catalysis by Precious Metals Past and Future Excerpt :

The future of the precious metals is shiny and resistant. Although expensive and potentially replaceable by transition metal catalysts, precious metal implementation in research and industry shows potential. These metals catalyze oxidation and hydrogenation due to their dissociative behavior toward hydrogen and oxygen, dehydrogenation, isomerization, and aromatization, etc. The precious metal catalysts, especially platinum-based catalysts, are involved in a variety of industrial processes. Examples include Pt–Rh gauze for nitric acid production, the Pt/Al2O3 catalyst for cyclohexane and propylene production, and Pd/Al2O3 catalysts for petrochemical hydropurification reactions, etc. A quick search of the number of published articles in the last five years containing a combination of corresponding “metals” (Pt, Pd, Ru, Rh and Au) and “catalysts” as keywords indicates the importance of the Pt catalysts, but also the continuous increase in the contribution of Pd and Au. This Special Issue reveals the importance of precious metals in catalysis and focuses on mono- and bi-metallic formulations of any supported precious metals and their promotional catalytic effect of other transition metals. The application of precious metals in diverse reactions, either homogeneous or heterogeneous, and studies of the preparation, characterization, and applications of the supported precious metal catalysts, are presented.

Integrated Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Development Book

Integrated Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Development

  • Author : Vineet Kumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-04-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323984850

Integrated Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Development Excerpt :

Integrated Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Development provides comprehensive and advanced information on integrated environmental technologies and their limitations, challenges and potential applications in treatment of environmental pollutants and those that are discharged in wastewater from industrial, domestic and municipal sources. The book covers applied and recently developed integrated technologies to solve five major trends in the field of wastewater treatment, including nutrient removal and resource recovery, recalcitrant organic and inorganic compounds detoxification, energy saving, and biofuel and bioenergy production for environmental sustainability. The book provides future directions to young researchers, scientists and professionals who are working in the field of bioremediation and phytoremediation to remediate wastewater pollutants at laboratory and field scale, for sustainable development. Illustrates the importance of various advanced oxidation processes in effluent treatment plants Describes underlying mechanisms of constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell technologies for the degradation and detoxification of emerging organic and inorganic contaminants discharged in wastewater Highlights the reuse and recycling of wastewater and recovery of value-added resources from wastewater Focuses on recent advances and challenges in integrated environmental technologies, constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell, microbial electrochemical-constructed wetlands, biofilm reactor-constructed wetland, and anammox- microbial fuel cell technology for sustainable development Illustrates the importance of microbes and plants in bio/phytoremediation and wastewater treatment

Microbial Bioremediation   Biodegradation Book

Microbial Bioremediation Biodegradation

  • Author : Maulin P. Shah
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811518126

Microbial Bioremediation Biodegradation Excerpt :

Microbial or biological degradation has long been the subject of active concern, and the rapid expansion and growing sophistication of various industries in the last century has significantly increased the volume and complexity of toxic residues of wastes. These can be remediated by plants and microbes, either natural origin or adapted for a specific purpose, in a process known as bioremediation. The interest in microbial biodegradation of pollutants has intensified in recent years in an attempt to find sustainable ways to clean contaminated environments. These bioremediation and biotransformation methods take advantage of the tremendous microbial catabolic diversity to degrade, transform or accumulate a variety of compounds, such as hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, polaromatic hydrocarbons pharmaceutical substances, radionuclides and metals. Unlike conventional methods, bioremediation does not physically disturb the site. This book describes the basic principles of biodegradation and shows how these principles are related to bioremediation. Authored by leading, international environmental microbiologists, it discusses topics such as aerobic biodegradation, microbial degradation of pollutants, and microbial community dynamics. It provides valuable insights into how biodegration processes work and can be utilised for pollution abatement, and as such appeals to researchers and postgraduate students as well as experts in the field of bioremediation.

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development Book

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development

  • Author : Danish, Mir Sayed Shah
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-10-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799849162

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development Excerpt :

Rapid changes in technology and lifestyle have led to a dramatic increase in energy demand. Growing energy demand is the main cause of environmental pollution, but the efficient use of renewable resources and technologies for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors offers the opportunity to diminish energy dependence, ensure efficiency and reliability, reduce pollutant emissions, and buoy national economies. Eco-friendly energy processes are the key to long-term sustainability. Eco-Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development is a collection of innovative research that identifies sustainability pillars such as environmental, technical, social, institutional, and economic disciplines and explores the longevity of these disciplines through a resource-oriented approach. Featuring coverage of a broad range of topics including environmental policy, corporate accountability, and urban planning, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, urban planners, engineers, advocates, researchers, academicians, and students.

Recent Trends in Wastewater Treatment Book

Recent Trends in Wastewater Treatment

  • Author : Sughosh Madhav
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-07-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030998585

Recent Trends in Wastewater Treatment Excerpt :

This volume discusses contemporary techniques, technologies, and solutions for industrial wastewater remediation and treatment. It covers biological, chemical, and physical aspects of wastewater treatment, with a background on the generation of wastewater associated with different industries, as well as a comparison of traditional treatment technologies with new advancements. The authors also describe the reuse and recovery of nutrients and precious metals from wastewater, and how such sustainable strategies can be incorporated into industrial wastewater planning and legislation. The book also contains practical and theoretical aspects of various industries and their wastewater management practices in a changing climate, with an emphasis on recent research examining the environmental impact of wastewater. The work will be of interest to students, teachers, and researchers studying wastewater pollution and remediation, wastewater management-based NGOs, and people involved in the planning and legislation of industrial operations.