Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental and Energy Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128135747

Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental and Energy Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Ahmad Ismail Pei Goh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128135747
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2018
Page Count: 412
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Carbon-Based Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental and Energy Applications provides the fundamental physico-chemical characterizations of recently explored carbon-based polymer nanocomposites, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and its derivatives, nanodiamond, fullerenes and other nano-sized carbon allotropes. The book also covers the applications of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite in the environmental and energy fields. Topics range from the various approaches that have been explored and developed for the fabrication of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite, to their applications in tackling environmental and energy related issues.

Key Features

  • Provides a clear picture of the current state-of-the-art and future trends in carbon-based polymer nanomaterials
  • Explains the interactions between nanofiller-polymer matrices and mechanisms related to applications in environmental pollution and energy shortage
  • Includes computational and experimental studies of the physical and chemical properties of carbon-based polymer nanocomposites
  • Features chapters written by world leading experts


Postgraduate students and researchers in academia and industry working in chemical engineering and materials science

Table of Contents

Part 1: Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposites
1. Surface modification of carbon-based nanomaterials for polymer nanocomposite
2. Conventional and advanced techniques for the fabrication of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite
3. Characterizations of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite
4. Physical and chemical properties of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite-Computational studies
5. Physical and chemical properties of carbon-based polymer nanocomposite-Experimental studies

Part 2: Environmental applications of Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite
6. Carbon-based polymer nanocomposite as adsorbent for heavy metal removal
7. Carbon-based polymer nanocomposite as antimicrobial agent
8. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for acidic gas removal
9. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for oily wastewater treatment
10. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for inorganics, fertilizers and nutrients containing wastewater treatment
11. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for desalination
12. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for dyes and pigments removal
13. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for photodegradation of organic hazardous materials
14. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for sensing
15. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite as electrodes for microbial fuel cell

Part 3: Energy applications of Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposites
16. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite membrane for proton exchange membrane fuel cell
17. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite as electrolytes
18. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for solar cell
19. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for photovoltaic devices
20. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite as energy saving devices
21. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for supercapacitors
22. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for lithium ion batteries
23. Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposite for gas storage


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About the Editor

Ahmad Ismail

Professor Ahmad Fauzi Ismail holds a chair at the Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering and Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC) at the Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia. He received the Malaysian Young Scientist Award in 2000 and was the first Malaysian recipient for the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2001. He has been the recipient of several other prestigious awards and most recently received the Merdeka Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and the IChemE (Malaysia) Innovator of The Year Award (both 2014). His areas of expertise included the development of membrane technology for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, membrane contactors, gas separation and development of nanofibers and carbon nanostructured materials for energy related applications. He has been highly successful in attracting major funding in these areas and has several patents, more than 400 technical or scientific papers in well-established and high impact factor international refereed journals. His current H-index value is 40 with total citation number of over 6300.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Gas Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

Pei Goh

Affiliations and Expertise

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Skudai, Malaysia

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