Industrial Applications of Nanomaterials

Industrial Applications of Nanomaterials

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Yves Grohens, Yasir Beeran Pottathara
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128157497
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128157503

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Industrial Applications of Nanomaterials explains the industry based applications of nanomaterials, along with their environmental impacts, lifecycle analysis, safety and sustainability. This book brings together the industrial applications of nanomaterials with the incorporation of various technologies and areas, covering new trends and challenges. Significant properties, safety and sustainability and environmental impacts of synthesis routes are also explored, as are major industrial applications, including agriculture, medicine, communication, construction, energy, and in the military. This book is an important information source for those in research and development who want to gain a greater understanding of how nanotechnology is being used to create cheaper, more efficient products.

Key Features

  • Explains how different classes of nanomaterials are being used to create cheaper, more efficient products
  • Explores the environmental impacts of using a variety of nanomaterials
  • Discusses the challenges faced by engineers looking to integrate nanotechnology in new product development


Materials scientists and engineers working in research and development who want to learn how nanomaterials can be integrated into the product lifecycle

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nanomaterials for Industry
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Nanotechnology for industry
    1.3 New technologies for production and processing
    1.4 Green routes
    1.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    1.6 Safety and sustainability
    1.7 Summary and outlook
    1.8 References

    2. Nanomaterials as Surfaces and Coatings
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Nanotechnology in coatings
    2.3 Nanomaterials for surfaces and coatings
    2.4 New trends and challenges
    2.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    2.6 Summary and outlook
    2.7 References

    3. Applications of Nanomaterials in Textile Industry
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Nanotechnology in textiles
    3.3 Nanomaterials and composites for textiles
    3.4 New trends and challenges
    3.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    3.6 Safety and health concerns
    3.7 Summary and outlook
    3.8 References

    4. Nanomaterials for Cosmetics
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Nanotechnology for cosmetics
    4.3 Nanomaterials and composites for cosmetics
    4.4 New trends and challenges
    4.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    4.6 Safety and health concerns
    4.7 Summary and outlook
    4.8 References

    5. Nanomaterials for Sports
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Nanotechnology for sport goods
    5.3 Nanomaterials and composites for sports
    5.4 New trends and challenges
    5.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    5.6 Health concerns
    5.7 Summary and outlook
    5.8 References

    6. Nanomaterials for Aerospace Applications
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Nanotechnology for Aerospace
    6.3 Nanomaterials and composites for aerospace applications
    6.4 New trends and challenges
    6.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    6.6 Summary and outlook
    6.7 References

    7. Nanomaterials for Automotive Industry
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Nanotechnology for automotive
    7.3 Nanomaterials and composites for automotive industry
    7.4 New trends and challenges
    7.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    7.6 Summary and outlook
    7.7 References

    8. Nanomaterials for Military
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Nanotechnology in military
    8.3 Nanomaterials and composites for military applications
    8.4 New trends and challenges
    8.5 Safety and environmental impact
    8.6 Summary and outlook
    8.7 References

    9. Nanomaterial’s Applications in Food Industry
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Nanotechnology in food industry
    9.3 Nanomaterials for food processing, packaging, and storage
    9.4 Safety and sustainability
    9.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    9.5 Summary and outlook
    9.6 References

    10. Application of Nanomaterials in Agricultural Production and Crop Protection
    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 Nanotechnology in agricultural industry
    10.3 Nanomaterials and composites for agricultural industry
    10.4 Plant production and protection
    10.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    10.6 New trends and challenges
    10.7 Summary and outlook
    10.8 References

    11. Nanomaterials for Water Treatment
    11.1 Introduction
    11.2 Nanotechnology in wastewater treatments
    11.3 Basic mechanisms and emerging technologies
    11.4 Nanomaterials and composites in water treatments
    11.5 New trends and challenges
    11.6 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    11.7 Summary and outlook
    11.8 References

    12. Nanomaterials in Construction Industry
    12.1 Introduction
    12.2 Nanotechnology in construction
    12.3 Nanomaterials and composites in construction industry
    12.4 New trends and challenges
    12.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    12.6 Summary and outlook
    12.7 References

    13. Nanomaterials for Catalysis
    13.1 Introduction
    13.2 Nanotechnology in catalysis
    13.3 Nanomaterials composites for catalysis
    13.4 New trends and challenges
    13.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    13.6 Summary and outlook
    13.7 References

    14. Nanomaterials for Nanoelectronics
    14.1 Introduction
    14.2 Nanotechnology for nanoelectronics
    14.3 Nanomaterials based electronics products
    14.4 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    14.5 Summary and outlook
    14.6 References

    15. Nanomaterials for Information and Communication Technology
    15.1 Introduction
    15.2 Nanotechnology in information technology
    15.3 Nanomaterials and composites for communication technology
    15.4 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    15.5 Summary and outlook
    15.6 References

    16. Nanomaterials for Batteries
    16.1 Introduction
    16.2 Nanotechnology in storage technology
    16.3 Nanomaterials and composites for batteries
    16.4 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    16.5 Summary and outlook
    16.6 References

    17. Nanomaterials for Sensors
    17.1 Introduction
    17.2 Nanotechnology for sensors
    17.3 Nanomaterials and composites in sensors industry
    17.4 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    17.5 Summary and outlook
    17.6 References

    18. Nanomaterials for Fuel cells
    18.1 Introduction
    18.2 Nanotechnology in fuel cell technology
    18.3 Nanomaterials and composites in fuel cell industries
    18.4 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    18.5 Summary and outlook
    18.6 References

    19. Nanomaterials for Medicine
    19.1 Introduction
    19.2 Nanotechnology in medicine
    19.3 Nanomaterials and composites for medicine
    19.4 Safety and health concerns
    19.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    19.6 Summary and outlook
    19.7 References

    20. Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery
    20.1 Introduction
    20.2 Nanotechnology for drug delivery
    20.3 Nanomaterials and composites for drug delivery
    20.4 Safety and health concern
    20.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    20.6 Summary and outlook
    20.7 References

    21. Nanomaterials for Medical Imaging
    21.1 Introduction
    21.2 Nanotechnology for medical imaging
    21.3 Nanomaterials and composites for medical imaging
    21.4 Safety and health concern
    21.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    21.6 Summary and outlook
    21.7 References

    22. Nanomaterials for Medical Implants
    22.1 Introduction
    22.2 Nanotechnology for medical implants
    22.3 Nanomaterials and composites for medical implants
    22.4 Safety and health concern
    22.5 Environmental impacts and life cycle analysis
    22.6 Summary and outlook
    22.7 References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 534
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: August 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128157497
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128157503

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Yves Grohens

Professor Yves Grohens is the Director of the LIMATB (Material Engineering) Laboratory of Université de Bretagne Sud, France. His master's and PhD degrees were from Besançon University, France. After finishing his studies, he worked as assistant professor and later professor in various reputed universities in France. He is an invited professor to many universities in different parts of the world as well. His areas of interest include physicochemical studies of polymer surfaces and interfaces, phase transitions in thin films confinement, nano and bio composites design and characterization, and biodegradation of polymers and biomaterials. He has written several book chapters, monographs, and scientific reviews and has published 130 international publications. He is the chairman and member of advisory committees of many international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, ComposiTIC laboratory, University of South Brittany, France.

Yasir Beeran Pottathara

Yasir Beeran Pottathara is a Postdoctoral Researcher at LIMATB, University of South Brittany, Lorient, France. His research focuses in the area of nanomaterials for energy storage applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

LIMATB, Universite de Bretagne Sud, France

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