Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications

Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications

Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Medicine

1st Edition - October 21, 2020

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  • Editors: Kajornsak Faungnawakij, Woei Jye Lau, Uracha Ruktanonchai, Kuakoon Piyachomkwan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215098
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128215067

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Handbook of Nanotechnology Applications: Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Medicine presents a comprehensive overview on recent developments and prospects surrounding nanotechnology use in 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. Other sections discuss the challenges of lab-based research transitioning towards practical industrial use.

Key Features

  • Helps scientists and researchers quickly learn and understand the key role of nanotechnology in 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 projects and devices


Materials scientists and engineers

Table of Contents

  • I- Enviroment

    1 Nanostructured microporous membranes for advanced water and wastewater treatment

    2 Recent advances on TiO2 photocatalysis for wastewater degradation: fundamentals, commercial TiO2 materials, and photocatalytic reactors

    3 Nanomaterial development and its applications for emerging pollutant removal in water

    4 Nanofiltration membranes for challenging environment

    5 Recent progress of polyamide thin film nanocomposite membranes for water applications

    6 Integrated nanofiltration membrane process for water and wastewater treatment

    7 Photoelectrochemical processes for energy applications

    8 Development of mixed matrix membranes for gas separations

    II- Energy

    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 Adhesive binders for nanosilicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries

    13 Nanotechnology for hydrogen storage

    14 Safety of nanomaterials for energy applications

    III- Agriculture

    15 Nanoencapsulation in agricultural applications

    16 Nanomaterials in agricultural and food applications

    17 Nanotechnology in functional and active food packaging

    18 Nanopore sequencing in agricultural and food applications

    19 Novel applications of nanotechnology in food safety assessment

    IV- Medicine

    20 Nanocarrier-based vaccine delivery systems for synthetic peptide vaccines

    21 Cancer nanomedicine

    22 Bioprobe-conjugate polymeric micro/ nanoparticles as detection tools for infectious diseases

    23 Inorganic nanoparticle-based biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics

    24 Strategies for ligand-installed nanocarriers

    25 Biomedical sensor

    26 Predictive models for nanotoxicology: in vitro, in vivo, and computational models

    27 Bioinspired nanostructures for tailoring mechanical properties

    28 Three-dimensional printed scaffolds for tissue engineering


Product details

  • No. of pages: 796
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: October 21, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215098
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128215067

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. Woei Jye Lau is currently an associate professor in the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Dr Lau has a very strong research interest in the field of membrane science and technology for water applications and has published >250 scientific papers with total number of Scopus citations exceeding 10,000. He is the author of the book Nanofiltration Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications published by CRC Press in 2017 and has edited several books published by CRC Press and Elsevier. Currently, Dr Lau serves as a subject editor for Chemical Engineering Research and Design (Elsevier) and is associate editor for Water Reuse (International Water Association). In recognition of his research excellence, Dr Lau received the Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship in 2015, UI-RESOLV Program 2016 (Indonesia), Mevlana International Exchange Program 2017/2018 (Turkey), Sakura Exchange Program 2018 (Japan), TÜBİTAK’s Fellowships for Visiting Scientists 2018 (Turkey), ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D Scheme 2019 and the 6th Science & Technology Exchange Program (Iran).

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre, 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

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