Advanced Nanostructures for Environmental Health shows how advanced nanostructures are used to meet the most important challenges of our age. The book presents examples of how advanced nanostructures can detect and remove pollutants and other contaminant harmful to people's health and provides examples of diagnosis tools based on advanced nanostructures. Treatment possibilities with the use of nanostructures, such as phototherapeutic applications, radiation based treatment methods, and drug delivery systems are also explored.
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1. When the nanostructures meet the environmental health key issues 2. Sensitive detection of organic pollutants by advanced nanostructures 3. Nanostructure-based detection of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern 4. Sensitive detection of metals and metalloids by using nanostructures and fluorimetric method 5. Heavy metal and metalloid electrochemical detection by composite nanostructures 6. Detection of gas molecules by means of spectrometric and spectroscopic methods 7. Advanced composite nanostructures as gas sensors 8. Advanced nanostructures for microbial contaminants detection by means of spectroscopic methods 9. Semiconductor mixed oxides as innovative materials for the photocatalytic removal of organic pollutants 10. Composite nanostructures as potential materials for water and air cleaning with enhanced efficiency 11. Removal of bacteria, viruses, and other microbial entities by means of nanoparticles 12. Pilot-plant scaled water treatment technologies, standards for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern based on photocatalytic materials 13. Perspectives of environmental health issues addressed by advanced nanostructures
Lucian Baia is Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at the Centre of Nanostructured Materials and Bionanointerfaces, Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Bio-Nano-Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His research interests focus on materials with controllable morphology and structure for environmental and biomedical applications, including photocatalysis and tissue engineering.
Zsolt Pap Researcher, Bolyai University, Faculty of Physics, Department of Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials, Romania.
Zsolt Pap is a Researcher based at Bolyai University, Faculty of Physics, Department of Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials, Romania. His research interests lie in the areas of nanostructured materials and photoenergy.
Klara Hernadi Leader of Research group of Environmental Chemistry as a full professor at University of Szeged, Hungary.
Klara Hernadi received her MSc degree in chemistry from the University of Szeged in 1983, PhD/Candidate of Chemical Science from the Hungarian Sciences in 1993, and Doctor of Chemical Science in 2004 (HAS). She had short-term employments at Texas A&M University, at Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur Belgium) and at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland). Currently she is the leader of Research group of Environmental Chemistry as a full professor at University of Szeged. Her current research interest covers various topics in the field of nanocrystalline materials (carbon nanotubes, hollow semiconductors, nanocomposites, etc.).
Monica Baia Associate Professor of Molecular Spectroscopy, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.
Monica Baia is Associate Professor of Molecular Spectroscopy at Babes-Bolyai University, Romania. Her research focuses on spectroscopy for pharmaceutical applications.