Advances in Aerogel Composites for Environmental Remediation presents both contextual information aboutaerogels and details about their application in environmental remediation. A wide variety of aerogels are discussed, rangingfrom common to advanced and from natural to synthetic. By exploring ongoing research and developments in the environmentalremediation technologies using aerogel and its composites, this book addresses common day-to-day environmental problemsand presents solutions to the use of aerogel materials. The chapters discuss fabrication of various aerogel composites, alongwith their design and applications toward different environmental remediation technologies. Additionally, the properties andadvantages of aerogels are compared and contrasted to those of traditional materials. Given the consistent increase in environmental pollution, there is an urgent need to explore new materials for advances in remediationtechnology. Advances in Aerogel Composites for Environmental Remediation brings researchers and practitionersin the fields of environmental remediation, environmental science, and engineering to the forefront of remediation technologieswith a thorough breakdown of the benefits of and techniques relevant to aerogel composites.
Covers basic properties, unique properties, and fabrication techniques of aerogels, from basic silica aerogels to present-day conventional aerogels
Discusses most of the major environmental remediation techniques and the advantages of using aerogels for these remediation techniques in comparison to using traditional methods
Presents future prospects for utilizing aerogels in modern day-to-day life and in the fabrication of tangible new products
Researchers and practitioners working in environmental remediation and environmental science and engineering
Table of Contents
1. Aerogel and its composites: Fabrication and properties 2. Natural aerogels for pollutant removal 3. Biomedical applications of aerogel 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. Aerogel and its composites for heavy metal detection, dye adsorption, and photocatalysis 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 13. Aerogels in the environment protection 14. Carbon-based conducting polymers aerogels and their sensing behavior 15. Heavy metals scavenging using multidentate/multifunctional aerogels and their composites 16. Applications of nanocarbon-based aerogels in purifying industrial wastewater 17. Bio-based aerogels for environmental remediation problems 18. Bio-based aerogels and their environment applications: an overview 19. Aerogel applications and future aspects Index
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.
Affiliations and Expertise
Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz
University, Jeddah, 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.
Affiliations and Expertise
Center of Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Anish Khan is Currently working as Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materais Research (CEAMR), Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India from 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) electroanalytical chemistry in 2010-2011. Research and teaching experiance, more than 100 research papers published in reffered international journal. More then 20 international conferences/ workshop and 3 books published 6 in Progress and 12 Book chapters. Around 20 research project completed. Manageriel Editor of Chemical and Environmental Research (CER) Journal, Member of American Nano Society, Field of specialization is polymer nano composite/cation-exchanger/chemical sensor/microbiosensor/nanotechnology, application of nano materials 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 nano composite 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 neurotransmitter.
Affiliations and Expertise
Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, 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
Affiliations and Expertise
Chemistry Department, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia