Bionanotechnology: Emerging Applications of Bionanomaterials

Bionanotechnology: Emerging Applications of Bionanomaterials

1st Edition - June 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Ahmed Barhoum, Jaison Jeevanandam, Michael Danquah
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239155

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Bionanotechnology: Emerging Applications of Bionanomaterials highlights a wide range of industrial applications using bionanotechnologies, with biomedical applications prominent amongst these, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, wound healing, medical implants, medical diagnostics and therapy. Other key areas include energy harvesting and storage, water/waste treatment, papermaking, textiles, construction industry, automotive, aerospace. This book is a valuable resource for all those seeking to gain a fundamental understanding of how bionanomaterials are used in a variety of industry sectors. Bionanomaterials are molecular materials composed partially or completely of biological molecules - such as proteins, enzymes, viruses, DNA and biopolymers - as well as metal, metal oxides, and carbon nanomaterials. Bionanomaterials have drawn much attention for their use in a wide range of industrial applications, including scaffolds, dental implants, drug delivery, dialysis, biobatteries, biofuel cells, air purification, and water treatment.

Key Features

  • Assesses which bionanomaterial types are particularly suited to particular application areas
  • Shows how bionanomaterials are being used for biotechnology, biomedicine, energy production, energy storage, and environmental remediation applications
  • Highlights the challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives of bionanomaterials in science, biology, engineering, medicine, and technology, incorporating both fundamentals and applications


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Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Energy production and Energy Storage
    1. Bionanomaterials for biofuel cells
    2. Bionanomaterials for enzymatic fuel cells 
    3. Bionanomaterials for bacterial fuel cells
    4. Bionanomaterials for microbial fuel cells 
    5. Bionanomaterials for biobatteries 

    Part 2: Environmental applications
    6. Bionanomaterials for membrane applications
    7. Bionanomaterials for wastewater treatment
    8. Bioinspired interfaces for self-cleaning technologies
    9. Bionanomaterials for soil remediation
    10. Bionanomaterials for air filtration and purification   

    Part 3: Biomedical applications
    11. Bionanomaterials for drug delivery
    12. Bionanomaterials for tissue engineering
    13. Bionanomaterials for medical implants
    14. Bionanomaterials for health care
    15. Bionanomaterials for biosensor applications
    16. Bionanomaterials for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
    17. Bionanomaterials for cancer treatment
    18. Bionanomaterials for wound healing
    19. Bionanomaterials for dialysis  
    20. Nanomaterials for bioimaging    

    Part 4: Constructions and other applications
    21. Self-clearing and antimicrobial nanocoatings
    22. Bioactive nanomaterials for food packaging 
    23. Bioactive nanomaterials in military protective clothing
    24. Multifunctional antimicrobial nanopapers   
    25. Multifunctional medical textiles
    26. Challenges and future aspects for industrial use of bionanomaterials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 570
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239155

About the Editors

Ahmed Barhoum

Dr. Ahmed Barhoum is a Senior Researcher based at the National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, in Ireland. He is also Senior Lecturer of Nanotechnology and Head of the NanoStruc. Research Group, in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, in Egypt. Dr. Barhoum obtained his Ph.D. and Postdoc-fellow in Chemical Engineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. With more than 15 years of experience in materials science and nanomanufacturing engineering, his current research interests are related to developing nanostructured materials for applications in the fields of drug delivery, biosensing, energy production, and water treatment. Dr. Barhoum has won several scientific grants and prizes for his academic excellence, including a Government of Ireland Fellowship (Ireland, 2020), first place researcher prize at Helwan University, Chinese Academy of Science (China, 2019), Institut français d'Égypte (France, 2018), Research Foundation Flanders (Belgium, 2016), Research Foundation Flanders (Belgium, 2015), Medastar Erasmus Mundus (Belgium, 2012), Welcome Erasmus Mundus (Italy, 2012), Institut français d'Égypte and Campus France (France, 2012), Gold Medal from Egyptian Syndicate of Scientific Professions (2007), and Gold Medal from Helwan University (2007). He is an expert evaluator for several funding organizations, including the National Science Center (Poland), Czech Science Foundation (Russia), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Switzerland), and a reviewer for over 20 peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Barhoum is also PI/Co-PI of 6 Research Projects, a member of 10 Research Projects, editor of 6 handbooks, co-author of over 80 publications, and supervising 10 Ph.D. and master’s students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of NanoStruc. Research Group, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt; National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland

Jaison Jeevanandam

Dr. Jaison Jeevanandam is currently working as a senior researcher in Centro De Quimica Da Madeira (CQM – Center for Chemistry), University of Madeira, Portugal. He obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science from Curtin University, Malaysia. He has experience in nanoparticle synthesis, especially in the green synthesis using plant extracts, characterization, cytotoxic analysis of nanoparticles, and in vitro analysis in diabetic models. His current research focuses on the application of nanobiotechnology in the development of nanoformulations for drug delivery systems. He has won several awards, including ‘Best teacher award 2019’ from Academy of competitive exam and research training (ACERT, Chennai), India; Gold medal in 3rd World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC) in 2017 from Korea Invention News (South Korea); Special honor of invention award, 3rd World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC) in 2017 from Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS) (Canada). Dr. Jaison has authored +50 articles. Further, Dr. Jaison serves as a journal editor for Bio-integration (China) and International Archives of Biomedical and Engineering Sciences (India), as well as an invited editor for special issue in applied sciences (MDPI), Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Research topic coordinator) and Frontiers in molecular biosciences; and reviewer for 10+ journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, CQM - Centro De Quimica Da Madeira, MMRG, Universidade Da Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Michael Danquah

Dr. Danquah is a Full Professor, Associate Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Director of Chemical Engineering Program at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, United States. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Dr. Danquah’s research focuses on the utilization of bioprocess and biomolecular engineering principles to develop emerging biopharmaceuticals, biosensing and molecular separation systems; environmental bioremediation systems; and biofuels and bio-products. Dr. Danquah’s research findings are well published and cited with over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference publications and technical reports, and a current H-index of 39. His research has also resulted in intellectual properties and patent applications, large-scale manufacturing plants, and commercialized products and formulations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Chemical Engineering Program, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, USA

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