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  • Book

  • 864 Pages
  • May 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 1768543

Nanomaterials: Application in Biofuels and Bioenergy Production Systems looks at how biofuels and bioenergy can be part of the "sustainable" solution to the worlds energy problems. By addressing bioenergy products compared to their fossil energy counterparts, covering research and development in biofuels applied with nanomaterials this book analyzes the future trends and how biofuels and bioenergy can contribute to its optimization.

Starting from fundamentals up to synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials in biofuels and bioenergy production systems, the chapters include the procedures needed for introducing nanomaterials in these specific sectors along with the benefits derived from their applications.

Including the hazards and environmental effects of nanomaterials in bioenergy applications, sustainability issues and a techno-economic analysis of the topic, this book provides researchers in bioscience, energy & environment and bioengineering with an up to date look at the full life cycle assessment of nanomaterials in bioenergy.

  • Provides a one stop solution manual for applications of nanomaterials in bioenergy and biofuels
  • Includes biofuel applications with compatible global application case studies
  • Addresses the demand for environmental and techno-economic analysis of nanomaterials applications

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Nanomaterials 1. Introduction to Nanomaterials 2. Recent advancements and challenges of nanomaterials application in biofuel production 3. Sustainable Energy Production using Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

Section 2: Synthesis of Nanomaterials 4. Green Technologies for Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles and its Applications for the Environmental Sustainability 5. Sysyntesis of Nanoparticles 6. Green synthesis of nanoparticles-metals and their oxides 7. Synthesis of Nanomaterials for biofuel and bioenergy applications 8. Green approaches for Nanoparticles synthesis: Emerging trends 9. Green synthesis of Nanoparticles and their applications in the area of bioenergy and biofuel production. 10. Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis and its applications in Biofuels 11. Green Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Bio-fuel Production 12. Green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles: A review 13. Green synthesis of microbial pigment mediated nanoparticles and its applications

Section 3: Characterization of Nanomaterials 14. Several Assorted Characterization Methods of Nanoparticles

Section 4: Applications of Nanomaterials in Biofuel and Bioenergy 15. Applications of nanoengineered materials for bioenergy production 16. Application of Nanotechnology in Bioenergy production from Microalgal biomass: Opportunities and Challenges 17. Comprehensive Review on Prospective and Development for Production of Bio-Alcohols using Nanoparticles 18. Current Trend Application of Nanomaterials in Bio Fuel and Bio Energy 19. Application of Nanotechnology for the Sustainable Development of Biofuel Industries 20. Nanocatalyst mediated Biodiesel Production from Algae Sustainable Renewable Energy Feedstock 21. Applications of Nanotechnology on Lignocellulose Biomass Pre-treatment for the production of ethanol 22. Novel Approach on Biodiesel Production and Its Function Attributes Improvement: Nano-immobilized Biocatalysts, Nano-additives, and Risk Management 23. Application of nanotechnology towards improved production of sustainable bio energy 24. Nanomaterials Obtained from Renewable Resources and their Application as Catalyst in Biodiesel Synthesis 25. Nanotechnology's Contribution in next generation bio-energy production 26. A Nanobased biofuel: Remedy to Boost up Sustainable and Greener Environment 27. Advances in nanotechnology for biofuel production 28. Nanomaterials in biofuel production over last decade 29. Application of nanomaterials in production of biofuels and bioenergy challenges and opportunities 30. Applications of Nanomaterials in Biofuels and Bioenergy 31. Enzymes as nanoadditives: A promising alternative for biofuel production 32. Approaches, Attributes and Applications of Nanocomposites 33. Nano Powdered Bio- char materials as selective coating in solar flat plate collectors 34. Fabrication of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) with Nano Electrodes for Enhanced Bioenergy Production

Section 5: Analysis of Nanomaterials 35. Instrumental Methods in Surface Property Analysis of Magnetic Nanoparticles.

Section 6: Hazards and environmental effects of nanomaterials in Bioenergy applications 36. Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials 37. Recent Advances in Nanotechnology-Based Cell Toxicity Evaluation Approaches Relevant to Biofuels and Bioenergy Applications 38. Hazards and environmental effects of nanomaterial's in Bioenergy applications 39. Nanoparticles in remediation: Strategies and New challenges

Section 7: Sustainability issues, Techno-economic analysis and Life cycle assessment of nanomaterials 40. Sustainability assessment of nanomaterials for production of biofuels: Integrated methodological framework

Section 8: Future prospects, opportunities and challenges in application of nanomaterials in biofuel production systems 41. Future prospects, opportunities and challenges in application of nanomaterials in biofuel production systems


Kumar, R. Praveen Prof. Praveen Kumar Ramanujam is Head of the Biotechnology Department, Arunai Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India. He is also Director, Institute of Innovations, Tiruvannamalai. His area of research includes biorefineries, renewable energy from biomass and municipal waste. He has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and registered for 4 patents, edited 4 books. Professor Praveen has chaired 4 International conferences and organized various national level symposiums and conferences. He is also lifetime member of several professional societies including Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering (IICHE), International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop), Biogas Forum of India (BigFin), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Engineers Without Borders, India (EWB-India). He is serving as Management council member in BRSI and served as Vice-President in EWB-India, Chennai chapter. Bharathiraja, B. Prof. B.Bharathiraja is working as Head of Department for Chemical Engineering, Vel Tech High Tech Dr.RR Dr.SR Engineering College, Chennai. He has 14 years of experience in teaching and his areas of research include Biofuels from biomass, biorefineries, enzyme engineering, bioprocess engineering and municipal waste treatment. He had published more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals, 2 books and 7 book chapters. Served as Chief Editor of International Journal of Bioprocess Technology and polymer sciences and also as editorial board member in various journals.