Visible Light Active Structured Photocatalysts for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants Book

Visible Light Active Structured Photocatalysts for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants

  • Author : Olga Sacco
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-09-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128183359

Visible Light Active Structured Photocatalysts for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants Excerpt :

Visible Light Active Structured Photocatalysts for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants: Science and Engineering addresses the potential role of visible active photocatalytic processes for the removal of emerging contaminants. The book discusses the classification, sources and potential risks of emerging pollutants in water as well as the different synthesis methods of visible active structured photocatalysts with relation to their applications in photocatalytic processes for the removal of organic and inorganic emerging contaminants. Finally, the possible reaction pathways occurring during the visible or solar photocatalytic processes together with toxicity assessment are discussed. The book is a useful guide for academics, researchers and technicians in chemical engineering, chemistry and environmental sciences. Defines emerging contaminants and what can be included in that group of contaminants commonly named "contaminants of emerging concern" Presents different synthesis methods of visible active structured photocatalysts and their applications in solar or visible light photocatalytic systems for the removal of organic and inorganic emerging contaminants Analyzes reaction pathways that occur during the visible or solar photocatalytic processes, also including toxicity assessments

New Trends in Emerging Environmental Contaminants Book

New Trends in Emerging Environmental Contaminants

  • Author : Swatantra P. Singh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-12-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 615
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811683671

New Trends in Emerging Environmental Contaminants Excerpt :

This book is based on recent trends for the research in emerging environmental contaminants in different compartment of the environment. It provides a recent understanding for the fate, transport, and degradation of emerging contaminants in different environmental sectors, including water, air, and soil. The contents discuss the fate and transport of microplastics, PPCPs, along with the method of detection and degradation. It includes removal of variety of pollutants including microplastics, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products from the water using adsorption technique, electrooxidation, membrane technology and other advance oxidation methods. This volume will be of great value to those in academia and industry involved in environmental science and engineering research.

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes Book

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

  • Author : Susana Rodriguez-Couto
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-09-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323900119

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes Excerpt :

Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater through Bio-nanotechnology showcases profiles of the nonregulated contaminants termed as “emerging contaminants, which comprise industrial and household persistent toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), pesticides, surfactants and surfactant residues, plasticizers and industrial additives, manufactured nanomaterials and nanoparticles, microplastics, etc. that are used extensively in everyday life. The occurrence of “emerging contaminants in wastewater, and their behavior during wastewater treatment and production of drinking water are key issues in the reuse and recycling of water resources. This book focuses on the exploitation of Nano-biotechnology inclusive of the state-of-the-art remediate strategies to degrade/detoxify/stabilize toxic and hazardous contaminants and restore contaminated sites, which is not as comprehensively discussed in the existing titles on similar topics available in the global market. In addition, it discusses the potential environmental and health hazards and ecotoxicity associated with the widespread distribution of emerging contaminants in the water bodies. It also considers the life cycle assessment (LCA) of emerging (micro)-pollutants with suitable case studies from various industrial sources. Provides natural and ecofriendly solutions to deal with the problem of pollution Details underlying mechanisms of nanotechnology-associated microbes for the removal of emerging contaminants Describes numerous successful field studies on the application of bio-nanotechnology for eco-restoration of contaminated sites Presents recent advances and challenges in bio-nanotechnology research and applications for sustainable development Provides authoritative contributions on the diverse aspects of bio-nanotechnology by world’s leading experts

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.

Photochemistry Volume 48 Book

Photochemistry Volume 48

  • Author : Stefano Protti
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839161407

Photochemistry Volume 48 Excerpt :

This volume combines reviews on the latest advances in photochemical research with specific topical highlights in the field. Starting with periodical reports of the recent literature on organic and computational aspects including reports on computational photochemistry and chemiluminescence of biological and nanotechnological molecules, photochemistry of alkenes, dienes and polyenes, aromatic compounds and oxygen-containing functions. The final chapter of this section is a review of industrial application of photochemistry from 2014 to 2019. Coverage continues with highlighted topics, in the second part, from ruthenium-caged bioactive compounds, advances in logically and light induced systems, developments of metal-free photocatalysts, photoresponsive organophosphorus materials and applications of photo-fragmentation in synthesis, photo-click chemistry and azo-based molecular photoswitches. This volume will again include a section entitled 'SPR Lectures on Photochemistry', a collection of examples for academic readers to introduce a photochemistry topic and precious help for students in photochemistry. Providing critical analysis of the topics, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to keep up to date with the literature on photochemistry and its applications. "A certain amount of energy destroys the same amount of CO2 according to the whether it is administered continuously or intermittently. In order to rationalize this result there are two possibilities, either the destruction of CO2 further occurred in the dark periods, which would lead to the same form of energy storing form, or in the illuminated period the reaction goes at twice the rate." O. Warburg, Biochem. Z., 1919, 100, 230-270.

Bionanotechnology Towards Sustainable Management of Environmental Pollution Book

Bionanotechnology Towards Sustainable Management of Environmental Pollution

  • Author : Naveen Dwivedi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000646566

Bionanotechnology Towards Sustainable Management of Environmental Pollution Excerpt :

This book highlights the characteristics, aims, and applications of bionanotechnology as a possible solution for sustainable management and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. It covers remediation of toxic pollutants, removal of emerging contaminants from industrial wastewater, eco-design and modification study of bio-nanoparticles and life-cycle assessment, nano-filtration, bio-nanomaterials based sensors for monitoring air and water pollution, resource recovery from wastewater, and highlights Internet of things-based green nanotechnology. Provides a comprehensive solution of environmental problems in sustainable and cost-effective mode Reviews bionanotechnological applications in nanomaterials design, modification, and treatment of emerging contaminants from industrial wastewater. Covers Eco-design study of bio-nanomaterials, bio-nano filters, and assessment for the treatment of emerging pollutants Includes IoT- based bionanotechnology Explores future research needs on bionanotechnology and scientific challenges in the mitigation of environmental pollutants This book is aimed at researchers, professionals, and graduate students in nanobiotechnology, environmental engineering, biotechnology.

Nanostructured Materials for Visible Light Photocatalysis Book

Nanostructured Materials for Visible Light Photocatalysis

  • Author : Arpan Kumar Nayak
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128230503

Nanostructured Materials for Visible Light Photocatalysis Excerpt :

Nanostructured Materials for Visible Light Photocatalysis describes the various methods of synthesizing different classes of nanostructured materials that are used as photocatalysts for the degradation of organic hazardous dyes under visible light irradiation. The first three chapters include a general introduction, basic principles, mechanisms, and synthesis methods of nanomaterials for visible light photocatalysis. Recent advances in carbon, bismuth series, transition metal oxide and chalcogenides-based nanostructured materials for visible light photocatalysis are discussed. Later chapters describe the role of phosphides, nitrides, and rare earth-based nanostructured-based materials in visible light photocatalysis, as well as the characteristics, synthesis, and fabrication of photocatalysts. The role of doping, composites, defects, different facets, morphology of nanostructured materials and green technology for efficient dye removal under visible-light irradiation are also explored. Other topics covered include large-scale production of nanostructured materials, the challenges in present photocatalytic research, the future scope of nanostructured materials regarding environmental hazard remediation under visible light, and solar light harvesting. This book is a valuable reference to researchers and enables them to learn more about designing advanced nanostructured materials for wastewater treatment and visible-light irradiation. Covers all the recent developments of nanostructured photocatalytic materials Provides a clear overview of the mechanism of visible light photocatalysis and the controlled synthesis of nanostructured materials Assesses the major challenges of creating visible light photocatalysis systems at the nanoscale

Advances in Aerogel Composites for Environmental Remediation Book

Advances in Aerogel Composites for Environmental Remediation

  • Author : Aftab Aslam Parwaz Khan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-05-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128208984

Advances in Aerogel Composites for Environmental Remediation Excerpt :

Advances in Aerogel Composites for Environmental Remediation presents both contextual information about aerogels and details about their application in environmental remediation. A wide variety of aerogels are discussed, ranging from common to advanced and from natural to synthetic. By exploring ongoing research and developments in the environmental remediation technologies using aerogel and its composites, this book addresses common day-to-day environmental problems and presents solutions to the use of aerogel materials. The chapters discuss fabrication of various aerogel composites, along with their design and applications toward different environmental remediation technologies. Additionally, the properties and advantages of aerogels are compared and contrasted to those of traditional materials. Given the consistent increase in environmental pollution, there is an urgent need to explore new materials for advances in remediation technology. Advances in Aerogel Composites for Environmental Remediation brings researchers and practitioners in the fields of environmental remediation, environmental science, and engineering to the forefront of remediation technologies with a thorough breakdown of the benefits of and techniques relevant to aerogel composites. Covers basic properties, unique properties, and fabrication techniques of aerogels, from basic silica aerogels to present-day conventional aerogels Discusses most of the major environmental remediation techniques and the advantages of using aerogels for these remediation techniques in comparison to using traditional methods Presents future prospects for utilizing aerogels in modern day-to-day life and in the fabrication of tangible new products

Nanotechnology in the Beverage Industry Book

Nanotechnology in the Beverage Industry

  • Author : Abdeltif Amrane
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-04-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128199428

Nanotechnology in the Beverage Industry Excerpt :

Nanotechnology in the Beverage industry: Fundamentals and Applications looks at how nanotechnology is being used to enhance water quality, as well as how the properties of nanomaterials can be used to create different properties in both alcoholic and no-alcoholic drinks and enhance the biosafety of both drinks and their packaging. This is an important reference for materials scientists, engineers, food scientists and microbiologists who want to learn more about how nanotechnology is being used to enhance beverage products. As active packaging technology, nanotechnology can increase shelf-life and maintain the quality of beverages. In the field of water treatment, nanomaterials offer new routes to address challenges. Describes the major properties that make nanomaterials good agents for increasing the purification of water and other beverages Outlines major nanoencapsulation techniques for use in a variety of beverage types Discusses the major challenges of using nanomaterials in both beverages and beverage packaging

Photocatalysis Book


  • Author : Suresh C. Pillai
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2021-08-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110668483

Photocatalysis Excerpt :

This book is a concise and up-to-date introduction to the topic of photocatalysis. It covers the fundamentals of photocatalysis, design of photoreactors and modelling and simulations for photoreaction. Also, industrial applications such as hydrogen production, water disinfection, degradation of air pollutants, pesticides and pharmaceuticals are described.

Advances in Metal Oxides and Their Composites for Emerging Applications Book

Advances in Metal Oxides and Their Composites for Emerging Applications

  • Author : Sagar D. Delekar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-08-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 745
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323857062

Advances in Metal Oxides and Their Composites for Emerging Applications Excerpt :

Advances in Metal Oxides and their Composites for Emerging Applications reviews key properties of metal-oxide based composites, including their structural, physicochemical, optical, electrical components and resulting performance in a wide range of diverse applications. Synthetic protocols used to create metal oxides with desirable morphologies, properties and performance for applications in solar energy harvesting, energy storage and environmental remediation are emphasized. Emerging technologies that address important global challenges such as energy shortage, the hazardous effects of non-renewable energy sources, unaffordable energy technologies, and the contaminants present in air and water are also covered. This book is an ideal resource for materials scientists and engineers working in academia and R&D. In addition, it's appropriate for those who either need an introduction to potential research directions or for experienced researchers and practitioners looking for a key reference on the latest advances. Introduces the fundamental properties of metal oxide-based composites, paying special attention to physicochemical, optical, electrical and structural characteristics Provides an overview of the synthetic protocols used to design and tune the properties of metal oxide-based composites for key emerging applications Discusses metal oxide-based composites and their use in energy applications such as energy storage, energy harvesting and environmental remediation

Nanostructured Photocatalysts Book

Nanostructured Photocatalysts

  • Author : Rabah Boukherroub
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-06-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128178379

Nanostructured Photocatalysts Excerpt :

Nanostructured Photocatalysts: From Materials to Applications in Solar Fuels and Environmental Remediation addresses the different properties of nanomaterials-based heterogeneous photocatalysis. Heterogeneous nanostructured photocatalysis represents an interesting and viable technique to address issues of climate change and global energy supply. Sustainable hydrogen (H2) fuel production from water via semiconductor photocatalysis, driven by solar energy, is regarded as a viable and sustainable solution to address increasing energy and environmental issues. Similarly, photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with water for the production of hydrocarbons could also be a viable solution. Sections cover band gap tuning, high surface area, the short diffusion path of carriers, and more. Introduces the utilization of nanostructured materials in heterogeneous photocatalysis for hydrogen fuel production via water splitting Explains preparation techniques for different nanomaterials and hybrid nanocomposites, enabling improved sunlight absorption efficiency and enhanced charge separation Assesses the challenges that need to be addressed before this technology can be practically implemented, particularly of identifying cost-effective nanophotocatalysts

Nanoscale Materials in Water Purification Book

Nanoscale Materials in Water Purification

  • Author : Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 890
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128139271

Nanoscale Materials in Water Purification Excerpt :

Novel nanoscale materials are now an essential part of meeting the current and future needs for clean water, and are at the heart of the development of novel technologies to desalinate water. The unique properties of nanomaterials and their convergence with current treatment technologies present great opportunities to revolutionize water and wastewater treatment. Nanoscale Materials for Water Purification brings together sustainable solutions using novel nanomaterials to alleviate the physical effects of water scarcity. This book covers a wide range of nanomaterials, including noble metal nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles, dendrimers, bioactive nanoparticles, polysaccharidebased nanoparticles, nanocatalysts, and redox nanoparticles for water purification. Significant properties and characterization methods of nanomaterials such as surface morphology, mechanical properties, and adsorption capacities are also investigated Explains how the unique properties of a range of nanomaterials makes them important water purification agents Shows how the use of nanotechnology can help create cheaper, more reliable, less energy-intensive, more environmentally friendly water purification techniques Includes case studies to show how nanotechnology has successfully been integrated into water purification system design

Nanomaterials and Photocatalysis in Chemistry Book

Nanomaterials and Photocatalysis in Chemistry

  • Author : Muhammad Bilal Tahir
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811606465

Nanomaterials and Photocatalysis in Chemistry Excerpt :

This book demonstrates the basic and fundamental aspects of nanotechnology and potential application as a photocatalysis in multiple application especially in environment and energy harvesting. This book also contains methods of preparation and characterization of unique nanostructured photocatalysts, and details about their catalytic action. The book consists of seven chapters, including the principles and fundamentals of heterogeneous photocatalysis; the mechanisms and dynamics of surface photocatalysis; research on pure and composites based materials with unique nanostructures; the latest developments and advances in exploiting photocatalyst alternatives to WO3; and photocatalytic materials for applications other than the traditional degradation of pollutants, such as carbon dioxide reduction, water oxidation, a complete spectrum of selective organic transformations and water splitting by photocatalytic reduction. This book will appeal to a wide readership of the academic and industrial researchers and it can also be used in the classroom for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on heterogeneous photocatalysis, sustainable chemistry, energy conversion and storage, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, environmental protection, optoelectronics, sensors, and surface and interface science.

Sustainable Development of Water and Environment Book

Sustainable Development of Water and Environment

  • Author : Han-Yong Jeon
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030752781

Sustainable Development of Water and Environment Excerpt :

This book addresses the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge-based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of development, regarding water and environment. This book gathers scholar and experts in related fields. All attendees from a vast range of companies, universities and government institutions acquire advanced technical knowledge and are introduced to new fields through discussions that focus on their own specialties as well as a variety of interdisciplinary areas. The authors hope most of scholars can find what they really need in this book.