Nanocomposites-Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Aspects

Nanocomposites-Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Aspects

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  • Editors: Mohammad Khan, Jeenat Aslam, Chandrabhan Verma
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323997041

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Nanocomposites-Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Aspects provides a brief introduction to metal oxides. The book then discusses novel fabrication methodologies and eco-friendly methods for using a broad range of metal oxide-based nanocomposites in innovative ways. Key aspects include fundamental characteristics of environmentally sustainable fabrication of materials for solar power, power generation and the textiles industries. Commercialization and economic aspects that are currently of major significance are also discussed in detail. The book represents an important information resource for material scientists and engineers to create the next generation of products and devices for energy and environmental applications. Metal and metal oxide-based nanocomposites are at the heart of some of the most exciting developments in the field of energy and environmental research. They have exceptional properties and are utilized in electronic and environmental sensing devices, for energy storage, electrode materials, fuel cells, membranes, and more.

Key Features

  • Covers fabrication, standard characterization and photocatalytic mechanism for a wide range of applications
  • Includes broad ranging metal and metal oxide-based applications covering environmental, energy, electronics, oil, gas, water treatment and sensing
  • Evaluates dye consumption in the textiles industries and the energy related research that will determine options for sustainable and transformational opportunities


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers, chemists and chemical engineers working on nanocomposites for energy and environmental applications. Postgraduates working on the development of advanced functional materials

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Sustainable Fabrication Approaches: Fundamentals, Design and Developments
    Chapter 1. Introduction and fundamentals of nanocomposites
    1.1. Introduction of nanocomposites
    1.2. Metal and metal oxides nanocomposites
    1.3. Polymers/Polymer based nanocomposites
    1.4. Recent progresses in energy related application
    1.5. Conclusion
    1.6. References

    Chapter 2. Properties of metal and metal oxides nanocomposites
    2.1. Introduction
    2.2. Fundamentals of reaction mechanism
    2.3. Classification of metal and metal oxides
    2.4. Role of nanocomposites in photocatalysis application
    2.5. Conclusion
    2.6. References

    Chapter 3. Overview and fundamentals of polymer’s nanocomposites
    3.1. Introduction
    3.2. Fundamental of reaction mechanism
    3.3. Classification of polymers nanocomposites
    3.4. Industrial applications of polymers nanocomposites
    3.5. Conclusion
    3.6. References

    Chapter 4. Fabrication approaches of nanocomposites
    4.1. Introduction
    4.2. Overview of sustainable fabrication approaches
    4.3. Chemical approaches
    4.4. Physical approaches
    4.5. Biogenic approaches
    4.6. Conclusion
    4.7. References

    Chapter 5. Design and developments strategies in fabrication of nanocomposites
    5.1. Introduction
    5.2. Fabrication strategies of nanocomposites
    5.3. Effect of design of nanocomposite in application
    5.4. Factor affecting in energy and environmental application
    5.5. Conclusion
    5.6. References

    Section 2: Energy
    Chapter 6: Recent developments of nanocomposites in energy related application
    6.1. Introduction
    6.2. Overview of nanocomposites in energy applications
    6.3. Nanocomposites: Factors influencing properties and applications
    6.4. Conclusion
    6.5. References

    Chapter 7. Application of nanocomposites in fuel cell
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Role of nanocomposites in fuel cell
    7.3 Factors influencing properties and applications in fuel cell
    7.4 Conclusion
    7.5 References

    Chapter 8. Role of nanocomposite in hydrogen production
    8.1. Introduction
    8.2. Hydrogen production
    8.3. Nanocomposites in hydrogen production
    8.4. Factors affecting hydrogen production
    8.5. Conclusion
    8.6. References

    Chapter 9. Nanocomposite in energy storage applications
    9.1. Introduction
    9.2. Nanocomposite in energy storage application
    9.3. Role of metal oxides in energy storage application
    9.4. Factor affecting solar energy storage application
    9.5. Conclusion
    9.6. References

    Chapter 10. Developments of nanocomposite in lithium-ion batteries
    10.1. Introduction: Nanocomposite in lithium-ion batteries application
    10.2. Factor affecting lithium-ion batteries application
    10.3. Conclusion
    10.4. References

    Chapter 11. Developments of nanocomposite in super capacitor applications
    11.1. Introduction: Nanocomposite in super capacitor application
    11.2. Role of nanocomposites in super capacitor application
    11.3. Factor affecting supercapacitor application
    11.4. Conclusion
    11.5. References

    Chapter 12. Developments of nanocomposite in dye-sensitized solar cells
    12.1. Introduction
    12.2. Overview of dye sensitized solar cells
    12.3. Role of nanocomposites in solar energy absorption
    12.4. Factor affecting in electron transport in photoanode
    12.5. Dye’s regeneration
    12.6. Conclusion
    12.7. References

    Chapter 13. Recent development of nanocomposites in electrochemical capacitor applications
    13.1. Introduction
    13.2. Developments of nanocomposites for electrochemical capacitor
    13.3. Factor affecting of nanocomposites for electrochemical capacitor
    13.4. Conclusion
    13.5. References

    Section 3: Environment
    Chapter 14. Development and mechanism of nanocomposites In Photocatalysis
    14.1. Introduction
    14.2. Overview of nanocomposites in Photo-catalysis
    14.3. Basic principles of radical generation in photocatalysis
    14.4. Photocatalytic mechanism of nanocomposites
    14.5. Role of Band gap Engineering in metal oxides
    14.6. Factor affecting in catalysis
    14.7. Conclusion
    14.8. References

    Chapter 15. Nanocomposites in detection of volatile compounds
    15.1. Introduction: Overview and properties
    15.2. Application of nanocomposites in volatile compounds detection
    15.3. Factor affecting in nanocomposites for detection of volatile compounds
    15.4. Conclusion
    15.5. References

    Chapter 16. Nanocomposites in detection of hydrazine
    16.1. Introduction: Overview and properties of hydrazine
    16.2. Nanocomposites in the detection of hydrazine
    16.3. Factor affecting in nanocomposites for detection of hydrazine
    16.4. Mechanism involved for detection of hydrazine
    16.5. Conclusion
    16.6. References

    Chapter 17. Application of Nanocomposites in waste water treatment
    17.1. Introduction: Overview and approaches for waste water treatment
    17.2. Nanocomposites for the waste water treatment
    17.3. Developments of nanocomposites for waste water treatment
    17.4. Conclusion
    17.5. References

    Chapter 18. Nanocomposite in degradation of organic pollutants
    18.1. Introduction: Nanocomposite in degradation of organic dyes
    18.2. Classification of organic dyes
    18.3. Developments of nanocomposites for degradation of organic dyes
    18.4. Mechanism involved for degradation of organic dyes
    18.5. Conclusion
    18.6. References

    Chapter 19. Antimicrobial, and drug delivery aspect of nanocomposites
    19.1. Introduction: Nanocomposite used in antimicrobial applications
    19.2. Nanocomposite in drug delivery system
    19.3. Classification of antimicrobial agents and drug delivery system
    19.4. Mechanism of nanocomposite employ for antimicrobial applications
    19.5. Conclusion
    19.6. References

    Chapter 20. Nanocomposites based membrane for separation of hazardous contaminants from wastewater
    20.1. Introduction
    20.2. Classification of membrane for separation of hazardous contaminants
    20.3. Nanocomposites for the separation of hazardous contaminants
    20.4. Conclusion
    20.5. References

    Chapter 21. Nanocomposite for treatment of textile effluents
    21.1. Introduction: Overview for treatment of textile dyes
    21.2. Classification of textile dyes
    21.3. Nanocomposites for the treatment of textile dyes
    21.4. Conclusion
    21.5. References

    Chapter 22. Nanocomposite for the removal of pharmaceuticals in drinking water sources
    22.1. Introduction: Overview of pharmaceuticals in drinking water sources
    22.2. Classification of nanocomposite for the removal of pharmaceuticals
    22.3. Nanocomposites for the removal of pharmaceuticals
    22.4. Conclusion
    22.5. References

    Chapter 23. Nanocomposite for indoor air filters and waste water treatment
    23.1. Introduction: Overview of metal oxides nanocomposites for indoor filters
    23.2. Classification of nanocomposite for indoor air filters
    23.3. Nanocomposites nanocomposite for indoor air filters and waste water treatment
    23.4. Conclusion
    23.5. References

    Section 4: Miscellaneous and Commercialization
    Chapter 24. Nanocomposites for adsorption of toxic metals

    Chapter 25. Nanocomposites for power generation

    Chapter 26. Nanocomposites for anticorrosive application

    Chapter 27. Commercialization and Economical Issue

Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323997041

About the Editors

Mohammad Khan

Mohammad Ehtisham Khan received doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from Yeungnam University, the Republic of Korea in 2017 and presently working as an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department in Chemical Engineering Technology at Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Khan is working in the cutting-edge area of nanosciences and nanotechnology, especially inorganic materials, such as, the fabrication of metal-metal oxides and carbon-based nanoparticles/nanocomposites various novel applications in the field of energy, environment, and biological applications such as catalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrodes, optoelectronic devices, hydrogen production, sensing, and selected biological applications. Dr. Khan has 37 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and Editing 3 books in Elsevier with contributed in 14 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Head, Department in Chemical Engineering Technology, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Jeenat Aslam

Jeenat Aslam, PhD, is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Taibah University, Yanbu, Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia. Her research is generally based on the surface chemistry, nanotechnology & materials and corrosion. Dr. Jeenat is the author of various research and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals of ACS, Wiley, Springer, Elsevier, Taylor &Francis and Benthum Science etc. and 18 book chapters. She has also edited two books at Elsevier platform.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia

Chandrabhan Verma

Chandrabhan Verma, works at the Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Advanced Materials King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He obtained his PhD in Material Science/ Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, India. He is a member of American Chemical Society (ACS) and serves as reviewer and editorial board member for various internationally recognized of ACS, RSC, Elsevier, Wiley and Springer platform. Dr. Verma is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Organic Chemistry Plus Journal. He is the author of several research and review articles published at ACS, Elsevier, RSC, Wiley and Springer etc. platforms. He has total citation of more than 6851 with H-index of 46 and i-10 index of 113. He has edited 8 books for the ACS, Elsevier, RSC, and Wiley. He received several awards for his academic achievements.

Affiliations and Expertise

Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Advanced Materials, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

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