Nanotechnology in Water and Waste Water Treatment: Theory and Applications explores the unique physicochemical and surface properties of nanoparticles and highlights the advantages they provide for engineering applications. Applications covered include the generation of fresh water from surface water and seawater, the prevention of the contamination of the environment, and the creation of effective and efficient methods for remediation of polluted waters. Each chapter covers a different nanotechnology-based approach and examines the basic principles, practical applications, recent breakthroughs and associated limitations. This book is ideal for researchers and professionals in the fields of nanotechnology, water treatment and desalination.
In addition, it is also ideal for postgraduate students, industry and government professionals, managers and policymakers.
- Gathers together the latest research and developments in the field from journal articles and conference proceedings
- Discusses and evaluates the most economical and low cost treatment technologies
- Presents information from related fields on the applicability, strengths and weaknesses of particular nanomaterials in key applications, thus allowing for the continuation and expansion of research in a range of fields
1. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in water purification 2. Water condensation using nanotechnology: Theory and applications 3. Application of carbon nanotubes in desalination 4. Nanofiltration membranes in water purification 5. Applications of Nanocomposite in safe drinking water 6. Effect of Noncondensable Gases on Water Vapor Condensation at nanoscale 7. Nanofiltration membranes in wastewater treatment plant 8. Applications of nanotechnology in municipal wastewater treatment 9. Nanocomposite in industrial wastewater treatment 10. Nanotechnology in industrial wastewater treatment 11. Effects of nanotechnologies in disinfection by products formation 12. Environmental risk assessment of nanoparticles in water treatment
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering and Research Associate at the Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Seri Kembangan, Malaysia. He is Editor-in-Chief of five journals in the USA, the UK, and Malaysia. His research interests include saline and surface water treatment, water supply and sanitation, and industrial and municipal waste water technology.
Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi
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.