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Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128215067

Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications

1st Edition

Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Medicine

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Editors: Kajornsak Faungnawakij Woei Jye Lau Uracha Ruktanonchai Kuakoon Piyachomkwan
Paperback ISBN: 9780128215067
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd November 2020
Page Count: 600
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Table of Contents

Section I Nanotechnology for Environmental Applications
1. Nanofiltration Membranes for Challenging Environment
2. Recent Development of Thin Film Nanocomposite Membrane for Nanofiltration Process
3. Integrated Nanofiltration Membrane Process for Water Applications
4. Photoelectrochemical Processes for Environmental Applications
5. Nanostructured Microporous Membranes for Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
6. Modified TiO2 Photocatalyst for Wastewater Degradation
7. Advancement in Nanofiber Membrane for Oil Absorption Process
8. Environmental Safety Perspective of using Nanomaterials

Section II Nanotechnology for Energy Applications
9. Nanocatalysts for Interconversion of CO2 to Fuels and Chemicals
10. Nanocomposite Catalytic Membranes for Energy Production: Advances and Challenges
11. Advances in Nanocatalysts for Aviation Biofuels
12. Polymer Binders for Nanosilicon Anodes in Lithium Ion Batteries
13. Nanotechnology for Hydrogen Storage
14. Nanocatalysts in Solid Electrolyte Fuel Cells
15. Nanotechnology Safety in Energy Industry

Section III Nanotechnology for Agricultural Applications
16. Nanosensors in Agricultural and Food Applications
17. Nanoencapsulation and Nanoparticles in Agricultural and Food Applications
18. Nanomaterials in Agricultural and Food Applications
19. Nanotechnology in Smart Packaging
20. Nanopore-based Technologies in Agricultural and Food Application
21. Toxicological Implications of Nanotechnology in Agriculture

Section IV Nanotechnology for Medical Applications
22. Nanocarrier-based Vaccine Delivery Systems
23. Cancer Nanomedicine
24. Bioprobe-conjugate Polymeric Micro/nanoparticles as Detection Tools for Infectious Diseases
25. Inorganic Nanoparticle-based Biosensors for Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostic
26. Strategies for Ligand-installed Nanomedicines
27. Biomedical Sensor
28. Nanosystem and Nanodevice
29. Nanotechnologies for Tissue Engineering and Regeneration
30. Predictive Models for Nanotoxicology


Rapid advances in nanotechnology development over the past decade have resulted in significant growth of its applications for various industrial processes. The Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications: Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Medicine presents a comprehensive overview of the recent developments and prospects of nanotechnology for water/wastewater separation and purification, energy storage and conversion, agricultural and food process, and effective diagnoses and treatments in medical fields.

The book includes detailed overviews of nanotechnology including nanofiltration membrane for water/wastewater treatment, nanomedicine and nanosensor development for medical implementation, advanced nanomaterials of different structural dimensions (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) for energy applications, as well as food and agricultural utilization. This book also discusses the challenges of lab-based research transitioning towards practical industrial use.

Key Features

  • Helps scientists and researchers to quickly learn and understand the key role of nanotechnology for important industrial applications
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach, demonstrating how nanotechnology is being used in a wide range of industry sectors
  • Outlines the role nanotechnology plays in creating safer, cheaper and more energy-efficient new projects and devices


Materials scientists and engineers


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About the Editors

Kajornsak Faungnawakij

Kajornsak Faungnawakij is Director of the Nanomaterials and Nanosystems Engineering Research Unit at the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Thailand. His research focuses in the areas of nanomaterials and particle technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Nanomaterials and Nanosystems Engineering Research Unit, National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Thailand

Woei Jye Lau

Dr Lau is currently an associate professor at School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and a senior research fellow at Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC). He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical-Gas Engineering (2006) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemical Engineering (2009) from UTM. Dr Lau has a very strong research interest in the field of membrane science and technology for water and wastewater applications. As of April 2020, he has published over 170 scientific papers, 20 reviews, 15 book chapters and 2 edited books. Dr Lau is also the author of the original book entitled Nanofiltration Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications published by CRC Press in 2017. He is credited with 5 patents in the field of membrane science and technology with his collaborators from academia and industry. He wrote articles on the subject of water saving and reclamation for newspapers and magazines at both national and international level. Currently, Dr Lau serves as the co-editor for Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology and has been appointed as guest editors for several peer-reviewed journals such as The Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, Chemical Engineering & Technology (Wiley), Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Wiley), Chemical Engineering Research and Design (Elsevier) and Polymers (MDPI). In 2018, he was appointed as Young Professionals Associate Member (YPAM) by International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group "Membrane Technology". Dr Lau has received many national and international awards. These include Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship 2015, UI-RESOLV Program 2016 (Indonesia), Mevlana International Exchange Program 2017/2018 (Turkey), Sakura Exchange Program in Science 2018 (Japan), 4th and 6th Science & Technology Exchange Program (STEP) (Iran) and ASEAN-India Research and Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) 2019.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow, Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Uracha Ruktanonchai

Uracha Rungsardthong Ruktanonchai is Deputy Executive Director, National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Thailand. Her research focuses in the areas of lipid and polymeric nanoparticles, nano-encapsulation, and advance drug delivery system.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Executive Director, National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Thailand

Kuakoon Piyachomkwan

Kuakoon Piyachomkwan is Deputy Executive Director, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand. Her research focuses on nanotechnology in food applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand