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Advances in Aerogel Composites for Environmental Remediation presents both contextual information about aerogels, from common to advanced aerogels, natural to synthetic, along with details about its application in environmental remediation. The book addresses common day-to-day environmental problems and solutions using natural and synthetic aerogel materials. It discusses fabrication of various aerogel composites and their design and applications towards different environmental remediation technologies and compares the properties and advantages of aerogels in contrast to traditional materials. Given the consistent increase in environmental pollution, the need to explore new materials and advances in remediation technology is becoming more urgent.
This valuable resource brings researchers and practitioners in environmental remediation and environmental science and engineering to the forefront of remediation technologies with a thorough understanding of the benefits of and techniques used in relation to aerogel composites.
- Covers the basic properties of different forms of aerogels, as well as their special properties and fabrication techniques, from basic silica aerogels to present day conventional aerogels
- Discusses most of the major environmental remediation techniques and the advantage of aerogels for these remediation techniques in comparison to traditional methods
- Presents future prospects for utilizing aerogels in modern day life and fabrication of tangible products
Researchers and practitioners working in environmental remediation and environmental science and engineering
- Aerogel and its composites: Fabrication and properties
2. Natural aerogels for pollutant removal
3. Polymeric aerogels for environmental remediation
4. Carbon aerogel composites for gas sensing
5. Conducting polymer-based aerogels for environmental remediation
6. Aerogels in photocatalysis
7. Aerogels for water borne bodies purification
8. Aerogels and its composites for heavy metal detection and its removal
9. Metal and metal oxides aerogels in purification systems
10. Adsorptive removal of pollutants using aerogels and its composites
11. Aerogels for as microbial disinfectant
12. Carbon aerogel for environmental remediation
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- 1st June 2021
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Dr. Aftab Aslam Parwaz Khan is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India in 2011. He has authored 3 books, 15 chapters and more than 130 research papers published in journals of international repute. He is also an Editorial Board Member, as well as a reviewer of many reputed international journals. His research encompasses all aspects of nanomaterials, synthesis, and characterization as well as application in chemical sensing, biosensing environmental remediation of pollution, and drug delivery system for mechanistic and interaction studies using a wide range of spectroscopic techniques and thermodynamic parameters
Assistant Professor, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammad Omaish Ansari is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Center of Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He obtained his PhD. in the field of Electrically Conducting Polymers from the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2012. Before joining King Abdulaziz University, he also worked as Assistant Professor at Yeungnam University, South Korea from 2013-2015. Apart from research activities, he has also taught various courses on nanocomposites and conducting polymers to graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Ansari has published sixty papers in refereed journals of international repute, contributed five book chapters, and edited one book. His research interests include conducting polymer synthesis, properties, and device applications, chemical and biosensors, polymer nanocomposites, and polyblends besides having an interest in environmental issues and energy storage devices.
Assistant Professor, Center of Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Anish Khan is Currently working as an Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2010. Research experience of working in the field of synthetic polymers, organic-inorganic electrically conducting nano-composites. Complete Postdoctoral from School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM) in electroanalytical chemistry in 2010-2011. 10 years of research and teaching experience, more than 170 research papers published in refereed international journals. More than 20 international conferences/workshops and 25 books published 15 in Progress and 60 Book chapters. Around 25 research projects were completed. Managerial Editor of Chemical and Environmental Research (CER) Journal, Member of American Nano Society, Field of specialization is polymer nanocomposite/cation-exchanger/chemical sensor/micro biosensor/nanotechnology, application of nanomaterials in electroanalytical chemistry, material chemistry, ion-exchange chromatography, and electro-analytical chemistry, dealing with the synthesis, characterization (using different analytical techniques) and derivatization of inorganic ion-exchanger by the incorporation of electrically conducting polymers. Preparation and characterization of hybrid nanocomposite materials and their applications, Polymeric inorganic cation –exchange materials, Electrically conducting polymeric, materials, Composite material use as Sensors, Green chemistry by remediation of pollution, Heavy metal ion-selective membrane electrode, Biosensor on the neurotransmitter.
Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch). He holds four USA patents, more than 800 Publications in international journals, seven book chapters, and ten books
Director of the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
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