Carbon-Based Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental and Energy Applications provides the fundamental physico-chemical characterizations of recently explored carbon-based polymer nanocomposites, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and its derivatives, nanodiamond, fullerenes and other nano-sized carbon allotropes. The book also covers the applications of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite in the environmental and energy fields. Topics range from the various approaches that have been explored and developed for the fabrication of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite, to their applications in tackling environmental and energy related issues.
- Provides a clear picture of the current state-of-the-art and future trends in carbon-based polymer nanomaterials
- Explains the interactions between nanofiller-polymer matrices and mechanisms related to applications in environmental pollution and energy shortage
- Includes computational and experimental studies of the physical and chemical properties of carbon-based polymer nanocomposites
- Features chapters written by world leading experts
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Part 1: Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposites 1. Surface modification of carbon-based nanomaterials for polymer nanocomposite 2. Conventional and advanced techniques for the fabrication of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite 3. Characterizations of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite 4. Physical and chemical properties of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite-Computational studies 5. Physical and chemical properties of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite-Experimental studies
Part 2: Environmental applications of Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite 6. Carbon-based polymer nanocomposite as adsorbent for heavy metal removal 7. Carbon-based polymer nanocomposite as antimicrobial agent 8. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for acidic gas removal 9. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for oily wastewater treatment 10. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for inorganics, fertilizers and nutrients containing wastewater treatment 11. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for desalination 12. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for dyes and pigments removal 13. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for photodegradation of organic hazardous materials 14. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for sensing 15. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite as electrodes for microbial fuel cell
Part 3: Energy applications of Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposites 16. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for proton exchange membrane fuel cell 17. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite as electrolytes 18. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for solar cell 19. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for photovoltaic devices 20. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite as energy saving devices 21. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for supercapacitors 22. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for lithium ion batteries 23. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for gas storage
Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founding Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC) at Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia. He received the Malaysian Young Scientist Award in 2000 and was the first Malaysian recipient for the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2001. He has been the recipient of several other prestigious awards and most recently received the Merdeka Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and the IChemE (Malaysia) Innovator of The Year Award (both 2014), the National Academics Award for Product Commercialization, National Intellectual Property Awards, the Malaysia Research Star Award, and the Toray Science and Technology Award. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Chartered Chemical Engineer in the UK (CEng.), and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE). At present he is the Editor of Emergent Materials journal, Associate Editor of Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, and Editor of the Journal of Applied Membrane Science and Technology. He has served as an Editorial Board Member of Separation and Purification Technology, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, International Journal of Engineering, and Journal of Rubber Research and Advisory Editorial Board Members of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology and Biofuel Research Journal. Dr. Ismail's areas of expertise include the development of membrane technology for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, membrane contactors, gas separation, and development of nanofibers and carbon nanostructured materials for energy related applications. He has been highly successful in attracting major funding in these areas, and he has several patents and more than 600 technical or scientific papers in high impact factor journals. He has authored and co-authored six books and has edited six books.
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