Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications

Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications

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  • Editor: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
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Functionalized nanomaterials have extremely useful properties, which can outperform their conventional counterparts because of their superior chemical, physical, and mechanical properties and exceptional formability. They are being used for the development and innovation in a range of industrial sectors. However, the use of functionalized nanomaterials is still in its infancy in many industrial settings. Functionalized nanomaterials have the potential to create cheaper and more effective consumer products and industrial processes. However, they also could have adverse effects on the environment, human health, and safety, and their sustainability is questionable, if used incorrectly. This book discusses the opportunities and challenges of using functionalized nanomaterials in a variety of major industrial sectors. Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications provides a concise summary of the major applications of functionalized nanomaterials in industry today. It covers the enhancements in industrial techniques and processes, due to functionalized nanomaterials, showing how they substantially improve the performance of existing procedures, and how they can deliver exciting consumer products more cheaply. Emphasis is given to greener approaches, leading to more sustainable products and devices. The legal, economical, and toxicity aspects of functionalized nanomaterials are also discussed in detail.

Key Features

  • Highlights established industrial applications of functionalized nanomaterials and discusses their future potential for a range of industrial sectors
  • Discusses how functionalized nanomaterials are being used to create new types of commercial products and devices
  • Assesses the challenges of using functionalized nanomaterials in industry, setting out major safety and regulatory challenges


Materials Scientists and Engineers looking to learn more about how functionalized nanomaterials are used in industry

Table of Contents

  • List of contributors


    Section 1

    Different kinds of functionalized nanomaterial for

    industrial use nanomaterials

    1. Functionalization of nanomaterials for industrial

    applications: recent and future perspectives

    Sukanchan Palit and Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 The vision of the study

    1.3 Nanotrends in industrial development

    1.4 Potential of nanomaterials

    1.5 What are functionalized nanomaterials?

    1.6 The use of functionalized nanomaterials in industry

    1.7 Current research on nanomaterials

    1.8 Recent scientific research in the field of functionalized


    1.9 The scientific vision of energy and environmental


    1.10 Recent research in environmental protection and industrial


    1.11 Integrated water resource management and human factor


    1.12 Groundwater remediation and nanotechnology

    1.13 Future research trends in nanotechnology and nanomaterials

    1.14 Conclusion and future perspectives


    Further reading

    2. Mixed-matrix membranes incorporated with

    functionalized nanomaterials for water applications

    Woon-Chan Chong, Chai-Hoon Koo and Woei-Jye Lau

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Mixed-matrix membranes incorporated with carbon-based


    2.3 Mixed-matrix membranes incorporated with titania-based


    2.4 Mixed-matrix membranes incorporated with other


    2.5 Adsorptive mixed-matrix membranes for heavy-metal removal

    2.6 Conclusion and future remarks


    Section 2

    Functionalized nanomaterial for catalysis industry

    3. Photocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction for energy

    conversion and storage of functional nanomaterials

    K. Kaviyarasu, C. Maria Magdalane, A. Raja, N. Matinise,

    N. Mayedwa, N. Mongwaketsi, Douglas Letsholathebe, G.T. Mola,

    Naif AbdullahAl-Dhabi, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, G. Ramalingam,

    S.B. Mohamed, Abdulgalim B. Isaev, K. Kanimozhi, A.K.H. Bashir,

    J. Kennedy and M. Maaza

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Conclusion


    4. Functionalized metal-based nanoelectrocatalysts

    for water splitting

    R.M.P.I. Rajakaruna and I.R. Ariyarathna

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Functionalized nanoelectrocatalysts for HER

    4.3 OER catalysts

    4.4 Bifunctional electrocatalysts

    4.5 Summary


    5. Functionalized nanographene for catalysis

    Santosh Bahadur Singh and Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

    5.1 Nanographene: an introduction

    5.2 Functionalization of nanographene

    5.3 Catalytic properties and applications of functionalized


    5.4 Industrial, environmental, and health issues of nanographene

    5.5 Conclusions and future aspects


    Section 3

    Functionalized nanomaterials for biomedical,

    pharmaceutical, agriculture, and agri-food industry

    Section Functionalized nanomaterial and biology

    6. Biocompatible nanodelivery systems for the

    delivery of bioactive compounds

    H. Turasan and J.L. Kokini

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Fabrication methods of biopolymer-based nanodelivery


    6.3 Conclusions


    7. Biopolymer-based nanomaterials for food, nutrition,

    and healthcare sectors: an overview on their

    properties, functions, and applications

    Mohammad Reza Kasaai

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Sources, structure, and characteristics

    7.3 Preparation of biopolymer-based nanomaterials

    7.4 Applications of biopolymer-based nanomaterials

    7.5 Conclusions

    7.6 Future perspectives


    Conflict of interests


    Further reading

    8. Surface functionalization of PLGA nanoparticles for

    drug delivery

    Joana A.D. Sequeira, Irina Pereira, Anto´ nio J. Ribeiro,

    Francisco Veiga and Ana Cl´audia Santos

    8.1 Introduction: background and driving forces

    8.2 Active targeting by surface functionalization of PLGA


    8.3 Noncovalent functionalization of PLGA nanoparticles

    8.4 Nucleic acid-functionalized PLGA

    8.5 Concluding remarks



    9. Biomedical-related applications of functionalized


    Mafalda R. Almeida, M´ arcia C. Neves, Sergio Morales-Torres,

    Mara G. Freire, Joaquim L. Faria, Vale´ ria C. Santos-Ebinuma,

    Cl´audia G. Silva and Ana P.M. Tavares

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Functionalized nanoparticles in the biopharmaceutical sector

    9.3 Types and synthesis procedures of functionalized


    9.4 Immobilization of functionalized nanomaterials in


    9.5 Functionalized nanoparticles as drug delivery systems

    9.6 Conclusions and future trends



    10. Functionalized nanomaterials for biomedical and

    agriculture industries

    P. Chandra Kanth, Sandeep Kumar Verma and Nidhi Gour

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Strategies for functionalization of nanomaterials

    10.3 Functionalized nanomaterials for biomedical and

    pharmaceutical applications

    10.4 Application of functionalized nanomaterials in

    agriculture and agroindustry

    10.5 Conclusion


    Further reading

    Section 4

    Functionalized Nanomaterials for Electronics,

    Electrical and Energy Industry

    11. Functionalized nanomaterials for electronics and

    electrical and energy industries

    Shrabani De and Rashmi Madhuri

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Industrial applications

    11.3 Conclusion

    Author declaration


    Section 5

    Functionalized nanomaterial in

    environmental industry

    12. Functionalization of graphene oxide with metal oxide

    nanomaterials: synthesis and applications for the

    removal of inorganic, toxic, environmental pollutants

    from water

    Shraban Ku Sahoo and G. Hota

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Preparation of metal oxides functionalized GO


    12.3 Removal of inorganic pollutants from water using metal

    oxide-functionalized GO_nanosubstrates

    12.4 Conclusions


    13. Remediation of organic pollutants by potential

    functionalized nanomaterials

    Manviri Rani and Uma Shanker

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Environmental concern of organic pollutants

    13.3 Green synthesis in FNMs

    13.4 Necessity of functionalization of NMs for remediation of

    organic contaminants

    13.5 Working mechanism of FNPs

    13.6 Importance of green synthesis in FNMs

    13.7 Organic dyes

    13.8 Degradation of OP pesticides by FNMs

    13.9 Toxicity and functionalized nanoparticles

    13.10 Conclusions and future perspectives


    Further Reading

    14. Implications of surface coatings on engineered

    nanomaterials for environmental systems: status quo,

    challenges, and perspectives

    Ndeke Musee, Samuel Leareng, Lemme Kebaabetswe, Gosaitse

    Tubatsi, Ntombikayise Mahaye and Melusi Thwala

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Implications of coatings for engineered nanomaterial

    transformation in environmental systems

    14.3 Influence of engineered nanomaterial coatings on cellular

    organisms toxicity

    14.4 Molecular approaches to toxicity of engineered

    nanomaterials: effects of coatings

    14.5 Concluding remarks and perspectives


    15. Functionalized halloysite nanotubes: an "ecofriendly"

    nanomaterial in environmental industry

    Gaurav Pandey, Maithri Tharmavaram and Deepak Rawtani

    15.1 Introduction

    15.2 Functionalization techniques for halloysite nanotubes

    15.3 Applications of functionalized halloysite nanotubes in

    environmental industry

    15.4 Conclusion and future prospects


    16. Functionalized nanomaterials for chemical sensor


    Sing Muk Ng

    16.1 Introduction

    16.2 General characteristics of NMs for chemical-sensing


    16.3 The engineering aspects for functionalization of NMs

    16.4 Sensing applications

    16.5 Summary and future perspectives


    17. Porous nanocomposites for water treatment: past,

    present, and future

    Xiaolin Zhang, Zhixian Li, Ziniu Deng and Bingcai Pan

    17.1 Introduction

    17.2 Nanocomposite adsorbents

    17.3 Nanocomposite membranes for water purification

    17.4 Nanocomposite catalysts

    17.5 Summary and perspectives


    18. Impact of functionalized nanomaterials toward the

    environmental remediation: challenges and future


    Aashima and S.K. Mehta

    18.1 Introduction

    18.2 Implementation of functionalized nanomaterial:

    water pollution remediation

    18.3 Implementation of functionalized nanomaterial: air

    pollution remediation

    18.4 Implementation of functionalized nanomaterial: soil

    pollution remediation

    18.5 Conclusion

    18.6 Future scope and challenges

    18.7 Acknowledgment


    Section 6

    Functionalized nanomaterial in surfaces and

    coatings (consumer products)

    19. Natural-based consumer health nanoproducts:

    medicines, cosmetics, and food supplements

    Ana Henriques Mota, Alexandra Sousa, Mariana Figueira, Mariana

    Amaral, Bruno Sousa, Joa˜o Rocha, Elias Fattal, Anto´ nio Jose´ Almeida

    and Catarina Pinto Reis

    19.1 Natural sources

    19.2 Nanotechnology in medicines

    19.3 Nanoproducts in food supplements

    19.4 Natural products, nanotechnology, and skin

    19.5 Conclusions


    Section 7

    Functionalized nanomaterial in textiles industry

    20. Functional nanofibers: fabrication, functionalization,

    and potential applications

    Nabil A. Ibrahim, Moustafa M.G. Fouda and Basma M. Eid

    20.1 Introduction

    20.2 Electrospinning

    20.3 Fabrication steps

    20.4 Polymers used in electrospun NFs

    20.5 Functional NFs

    20.6 Potential applications

    20.7 Future trends



    21. Nanoengineered textiles: from advanced functional

    nanomaterials to groundbreaking high-performance


    Clara Pereira, Andre´ M. Pereira, Cristina Freire, Taˆnia V. Pinto,

    Rui S. Costa and Joana S. Teixeira

    21.1 Nanotechnology on textiles

    21.2 Nanoengineered textiles: functionalization processes

    21.3 Functional nanomaterials@textiles: from production to

    textile applications

    21.4 Future trends and prospects



    Section 8

    Functionalized nanomaterial in cosmetics industry

    22. Functional nanomaterials for the cosmetics industry

    Suman Singh_, Satish Kumar Pandey_ and Neelam Vishwakarma

    22.1 Introduction

    22.2 Cosmetics: performance enhancement using


    22.3 Nanocosmetics: types and applications

    22.4 Classification of nanocosmetics on the basis of formulation


    22.5 Nanocosmetics: some popular categories

    22.6 Nanotechnology for UV protection

    22.7 Formulation and manufacturing aspects

    22.8 Guidance documents on nanomaterials in cosmetics

    22.9 Safety assurance

    22.10 Impurity profiling

    22.11 Evaluation of nanomaterial toxicology

    22.12 Toxicity testing

    22.13 Conclusions



    23. Naturally derived pyroxene nanomaterials: an ore

    for wide applications

    Gerardo Vitale, Ghada Nafie, Afif Hethnawi and Nashaat N. Nassar

    23.1 Introduction

    23.2 Synthesis of iron_silicate-based nanomaterials by the

    hydrothermal method

    23.3 Conclusions


    24. Nanomaterial-based cosmeceuticals

    Pravin Shende, Drashti Patel and Anjali Takke

    24.1 Introduction

    24.2 Nanomaterials in cosmeceuticals

    24.3 Classification of nanocosmeceuticals

    24.4 Penetration of nanoparticles

    24.5 Toxicity of nanocosmeceuticals

    24.6 Safety of nanocosmeceuticals

    24.7 Regulations of nanocosmeceuticals

    24.8 Conclusions and future perspectives


    Further reading

    Section 9

    Functionalized nanomaterials for aerospace,

    vehicle and sports industry

    25. Functionalized nanomaterials for the aerospace, vehicle,

    and sports industries

    Sadaf Abbasi, M.H. Peerzada, Sabzoi Nizamuddin and Nabisab

    Mujawar Mubarak

    25.1 Introduction

    25.2 Types of nanomaterials

    25.3 Properties of functional nanomaterials

    25.4 Applications of functional nanomaterials

    25.5 Benefits and challenges

    25.6 Conclusion


    Section 10

    Functionalized nanomaterial in construction industry

    26. Nanomaterials for enhancement of thermal energy

    storage in building and industrial applications

    Teng Xiong and Kwok Wei Shah

    26.1 Introduction

    26.2 Nanometal enhancer

    26.3 Nanometal oxide enhancer

    26.4 Nanocarbon enhancer

    26.5 Conclusions


    27. Application of functionalized nanomaterials in asphalt

    road construction materials

    Henglong Zhang, Chongzheng Zhu, Chuanwen Wei,

    Haihui Duan and Jianying Yu

    27.1 Introduction

    27.2 Application of organic layered silicate in asphalt

    27.3 Application of surface modification inorganic nanoparticles in


    27.4 Applications of multidimensional nanomaterials in asphalt

    27.5 Future trends in research of functionalized nanomaterialmodified



    Section 11

    Functionalized Nanomaterial in Wood &

    Paper-Related Applications

    28. Functional Rubber_Clay Nanotube Composites With

    Sustained Release of Protective Agents

    Ye Fu, Liqun Zhang and Yuri Lvov

    28.1 Introduction

    28.2 Encapsulation and sustained release of chemical agents

    28.3 Functional halloysite_rubber nanocomposites

    28.4 Conclusions


    Section 12

    Environmental, Legal, Health and Safety Issues of

    Functionalized Nanomaterials

    29. Handbook of surface-functionalized nanomaterials:

    safety and legal aspects

    Neil John Hunt

    29.1 Introduction

    29.2 Different types of surface modification

    29.3 Effect of surface on biological mechanisms

    29.4 Substance-specific examples

    29.5 Allotropes of carbon

    29.6 Polymeric nanomaterials

    29.7 Quantum dots

    29.8 Inorganic elements and oxides

    29.9 Regulatory and legal issues that impact surface-functionalized


    29.10 Current REACH situation with nanomaterials

    29.11 Board of appeal review

    29.12 Amendments to the annexes of REACH (2019)

    29.13 Other EU regulations

    29.14 Other national regulations that impact nanomaterials

    29.15 Conclusion


    Further reading

    30. Functional nanomaterials: selected legal and

    regulatory issues

    Md. Ershadul Karim

    30.1 Introduction

    30.2 Functional nanomaterials: an overview

    30.3 Functionalized nanomaterials: applications, human health,

    and environmental concerns

    30.4 Functionalized nanomaterials: legal and regulatory aspects

    30.5 Functionalized nanomaterials: highlights of legal and

    regulatory initiatives

    30.6 Discussion

    30.7 Conclusion


    31. Functional nanomaterials: selected occupational

    health and safety concerns

    Md. Ershadul Karim

    31.1 Introduction

    31.2 ENMs and OHS concerns

    31.3 ENMs and OHS laws: an overview

    31.4 Initiatives taken by the stakeholders

    31.5 Evaluation

    31.6 Conclusion



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  • No. of pages: 1098
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: April 17, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128167878
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128167885

About the Editor

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain is Adjunct Professor and director of laboratories in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, United States. His research is focused on the application of nanotechnology and advanced materials, environmental management, analytical chemistry, smart materials, and technologies and other various industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peerreviewed journals as well as a prolific author and editor of around hundred (100) books, including scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas. He has published with Elsevier, American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer, John Wiley & Sons, and CRC Press.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor and Lab Director, Department of Chemistry and EVSC, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

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