Modern Nanotechnology

Volume 1: Environmental Sustainability and Remediation
Junaid Ahmad Malik, Mohamed Jaffer Sadiq M.

ISBN: 978-3-031-31110-9
Publisher/Imprint: Springer Nature
Pages: 12+481
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2023
Publication date: July 2023


EUR 129.99

About the Book

This two-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of modern nanoscience, and encompasses advanced techniques of nanocomposite materials that make their way from the laboratory to the field for the revival of energy and environmental systems in a sustainable manner. It includes the design and the sophisticated fabrication of nanomaterials along with their potential energy and environmental applications, while looking at how nanoscience and nanotechnology can be used to promote environmentally friendly processes and strategies. The books’ purpose is to promote eco-friendly methods and techniques by covering many elements of both the synthesis and uses of nanoparticles and nanofluids for energy and environmental engineering. They provide an up-to-date synthesis of nanocomposite materials for modern nanotechnology applications in the fields of environment protection, heterogeneous catalysis, wastewater treatment, fuel cells, electrochemical energy conversion, and storage applications. The set is designed for environmental scientists, nanotechnologists, chemists, engineers, and individuals seeking current research on nanotechnology and its applications in environmental engineering. Graduate students working in these fields will also find it a valuable resource.

Volume 1 focuses on the fundamentals of nanotechnology, environmental protection, sustainable agriculture, bioremediation, bio-nanocomposites, and wastewater treatment.

Table of Contents




1. Fundamentals of Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering
Kamal Kishore, Chou-Yi Hsu, Shankarappa Sridhara, Joseph Oduor Odongo, Muhammad Akram, Junaid Ahmad Malik, Yathrib Ajaj, Javid Manzoor

2. Fundamental Aspects of Nanocomposite Materials for Environmental Protection and Remediation
S. Sudha, M. Bavanilatha, L. Inbathamizh, B. Vishnu Priya, Sandra Samson

3. Nanotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture: Current Trends and Future Prospects
M. Hemalatha, Vinita H, G. Sravanalakshmi, Bhagyajyothi C Kotibagar, Megha M

4. Nanomaterials in Soil Health Management and Crop Production
Trisha Sinha, Bhaskar Pratap Singh, Kousik Nandi, Kshouni Das

5. Nanomaterials for Water Purification and Reclamation
Shivani Narwal, Rajesh Dhankhar

6. Role of Nanomaterials in the Treatment of Wastewater
Akansha Bassi, Nisha Rana

7. Applications of Nanomaterials for Water Treatment: Current Trends and Future Scope
M. Hemalatha, Gangadasari Sravana Lakshmi, Megha, Vinita, Bhagyajyothi C Kotibagar

8. Engineered Nanomaterials for Water Treatment Applications
G. Elanthendral, L. Inbathamizh, S. Sudha

9. Research Trends in Photocatalytic Water Purification: Current Perspectives and Future Prospects – A Review
Mohamed Jaffer Sadiq Mohamed, Anurag Roy, Mohammed Ashraf Gondal,

10. Nanotechnology for Water Splitting: A Sustainable Way to Generate Hydrogen
Md. Merajul Islam, Amina Nafees

11. Carbon Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment
Shikha Kumari, Manjeet Kaur, Geeta Dhania

12. Nanosorbents – A Nanotechnological Approach for the Treatment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Wastewater
Ankita Yadav, Geeta Dhania

13. Nanofiltration Membrane Techniques for Heavy Metal Separation
Moni Jakhar, Jitender Singh Laura, Meenakshi Nandal

14. Carbon Dots as Nanoprobes for Heavy Metal Detection
Alkiviadis A. Tzimas, Andromachi Gavrila, Ioannis S. Dasteridis, Constantine D. Stalikas, Theodoros G. Chatzimitakos,

15. Nanotechnology for Plastic Degradation
Telphy Kuriakose, Preetha Nair, Bannhi Das

16. Role of Nanomodification and Nanofertilizers in Crop Production and Soil Health
Narendra Kumar Bharati, Dipak Dnyaneshwar Kadam, Anwesha Samanta, Anshu Kumar, B. Teja Bhushan, Emani Rajeswari

17. Microbes Induced Biofabrication of Gold Nanoparticles and its Exploitation in Biosensing of Phytopathogens
Huma Nazneen, Emmadi Venu, Anshu Kumar, Razia Sulthana Begum

18. Removal of Radioactive Wastes Using Nanomaterial
Bannhi Das, Preetha Nair, Telphy Kuriakose

19. Nanotechnology-based Photocatalytic Degradation of Pharmaceuticals
Harshala S. Naik, Parvindar M. Sah, Rajesh W. Raut

20. Nanotechnological Interventions in the Degradation of Pharmaceutical Compounds
Jissa Theresa Kurian, Shilpa Susan Sacria, Juhi Puthukulangara Jaison, Jaya Gangwar, Preethy Chandran, Yogish Somayaji, Mridul Umesh, Joseph Kadanthottu Sebastian

21. Nanocomposites for Removal and Degradation of Organic Pollutants
Muhammad Akram, Seerat Ul Ain Bhutto, Sikandar Aftab, Lara Sindhu, Xing Xu, Zeeshan Haider

22. Nanotechnological Approaches against Fungal Pathogens of Economically Important Crop Plants
Mallika Mazumder, Somnath Roy, Sahina Parvin, Biswajit Das, Anup Kumar Sarkar

23. Advanced Approaches in Micro- and Nano-sensors for Harsh Environmental Applications: A Review
Randa Abdel-Karim

24. Cellulose Based Gels: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
Jyothy G Vijayan, T. Niranjana Prabhu

25. Artificial Photosynthesis Using Nanotechnology
Preetha Nair, Bannhi Das, Telphy Kuriakose

26. Artificial Photosynthesis with Gold Nanostructures Incorporation in Non-photosynthetic Bacteria
K.R. Padma, K.R. Don


About the Authors/Editors

Junaid Ahmad Malik, PhD

Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Government Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K), India

Dr. Malik received B.Sc. (2008) Science from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K; M.Sc. (2010) in Zoology from Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; and PhD (2015) in Zoology from the same university. He completed his B.Ed program in 2017 from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K. He started his career as Lecturer in School Education Department, Govt. of J&K for 2 years. Dr. Malik is now working as a Lecturer in Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K) and actively involved in teaching and research activities. He has more than 8 years of research experience. His areas of interest are ecology, soil macrofauna, wildlife biology, conservation biology etc.

Dr. Malik has published more than 20 research papers in various national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has published 19 books, 31 book chapters and more than 10 popular editorial articles with various publishers like Springer Nature, Elsevier Inc., Taylor and Francis Group and IGI Global. Dr. Malik is acting as the Editor-in-Chief of Inventum Biologicum (An International Journal of Biological Research) published by World Biologica, India. He is also serving as editor and reviewer of several journals with a reasonable repute. He has participated in several State, National, and International conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia and more than 20 conference papers are to his credit. He is the life member of SBBS (Society for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences) with membership id LMJ-243.
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Mohamed Jaffer Sadiq M., PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Sadiq received BSc (2006) in Chemistry from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu; MSc (2008) in Applied Chemistry from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu; MTech (2014) in Nanotechnology from Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu; and PhD (2017) in Chemistry from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka. He started his career as Chemist in Hindustan Zinc Limited, Rajasthan, for four years. He worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Yunnan University, Kunming, China for two years. Dr. Sadiq is now working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and is actively involved in teaching and research activities. He has more than 10 years of industrial and research experience. His areas of interest are Nanomaterials/ Nanocomposites/ Nanocrystals/ Perovskites based photocatalysis, water splitting, fenton’s like catalysts, electrocatalysis (HER, OER, ORR), heterogeneous catalysis, supercapacitors, fuel cell catalysis, and solar cells. He has authored 2 book chapters, edited 2 books, published 30 research articles and technical papers in international peer-reviewed journals like Springer, Elsevier, RSC, ACS, etc. He is also serving as editor and reviewer of several journals with a reasonable reputation. He has participated in several State, National, and International Conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia, and more than 20 conference papers are to his credit.
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