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, polysaccharide-based 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. This book is an important research reference for materials scientists and environmental engineers who want to learn more about nanomaterials and their use in more effective water purification systems.
- 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
1. Introduction to nanomaterials: state of art, new challenges and opportunities 2. Nanomaterials and water purification: opportunities for improving and protecting water supplies 3. Membrane technology 4. Porous membranes 5. Nanocellululose membranes 6. Chitosan based membranes 7. Starch-stabilized bimetallic nanoparticles 8. Engineered graphite oxide materials 9. Carbon nanotube based membranes 10. New generation nanobased adsorbents 11. Polymeric membranes incorporated with metal/metal oxide nanoparticles 12. Iron oxide nanomaterials 13. Electrospun nanofibrous filtration membranes 14. Nanocatalysts and redox nanoparticles 15. Bio-active nanoparticles 16. Dendrimer enhanced ultra filtration 17. Magnetic nanoparticles 18. Noble metal nanoparticles 19. Semiconductor photocatalysis 20. Electro-assisted methods 21. Perspective future development of nano technique for water purification
Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas's ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.
Daniel Pasiquini is Adjunct Professor at the Chemistry Institute of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil. His research focuses on materials derived from renewable resources
Shao-Yuan (Ben) Leu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. His research focuses on the treatment of waste water.
Gopakumar, Deepu A
Deepu A. Gopakumar works at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences,, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. His research focuses on nanocellulose-based polymer membranes for water treatment.