Nanomaterials for Air Remediation

Nanomaterials for Air Remediation

1st Edition - January 22, 2020

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  • Editors: Amrane Abdeltif, Aymen Assadi, Phuong Nguyen-Tri, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Sami Rtimi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188217
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188224

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Nanomaterials for Air Remediation provides a comprehensive description of basic knowledge and current research progress in the field of air treatment using nanomaterials. The book explores how nanomaterials are used in various air remediation techniques, including advanced oxidation processes, biological processes, and filtration. It also covers their combined use as nanocatalysts, nanoantibiotics, nanoadsorbents, nanocontainers, nanofiltrations and nanosensors. Major challenges to using nanomaterials for improving air quality on a mass scale, both practical and regulatory, are also presented. This is an important resource for materials scientists and environmental engineers who are looking to understand how nanotechnology is used to enhance air quality.

Key Features

  • Includes coverage of a wide range of nanomaterials, from biochemical to chemical materials, and nanomaterials supported photocatalysts
  • Discusses how the properties of nanomaterials are being used to make more efficient air purification systems and products
  • Assesses the practical and regulatory challenges of using different types of nanomaterials for air remediation


Academics and R&D industry researchers in the fields of materials science and environmental engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Air quality monitoring using nanosensors
    2. Smart nanosensors and methods for detection of nanoparticles and their potential toxicity in air
    3. Nanocatalyst-based advanced oxidation processes
    4. Nano-photocatalysis in advanced oxidation processes
    5. Biotechnological applications of nanomaterials for indoor air treatment
    6. Air treatment by absorption on nanoparticles
    7. Nanofiltration/nanostructured membranes
    8. Immobilization of hybrid nanoparticles in filtration membrane structures
    9. Membranes based on carbon nanotubes
    10. Antibacterial air filter using nanomaterials
    11. Advanced nanomaterials for the adsorption of toxic gases
    12. Nano- Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) for gas adsorption
    13. Combined cold plasma treatment and photocatalytic nanomaterials
    14. Biological and physicochemical combination processes
    15. Biological treatment followed by physical methods (ozonation, photolysis)
    16. Future scope

Product details

  • No. of pages: 420
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: January 22, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128188217
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128188224

About the Editors

Amrane Abdeltif

Amrane Abdeltif is Professor in the ENSCR – Laboratory UMR CNRS 6226 Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France. His research area of interest is fermentation and biological treatment processes, optimisation, modelization, environmental bioengineering, fungal physiology, gas treatment, and wastewater treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Rennes 1, Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes, Rennes, France.

Aymen Assadi

Aymen Amine Assadi is Associate Professor in the the ENSCR – Laboratory UMR CNRS 6226 Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France. His area of interest is in chemical and environmental engineering, including water gas treatment, coupling of process, adsorption and isotherms on activated carbon, modeling and simulations for water/air treatment with POA, aerodynamics and mass and heat transfer and chemical reactions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Rennes, ENSCR/UMR CNRS, Allée de Beaulieu, Rennes, France

Phuong Nguyen-Tri

DEA (ENSCMul, France) and PhD (Cnam of Paris, France 2009). He worked as an assistant professor at Cnam of Paris (2009-2011) and researcher at ETS, Montreal, Canada (2011-2015) before joining to University of Montreal as research officer (Prud'homme's Group). His main research interests are polymer blends, crystallization of ultra thin films, nanostructuration, agrocomposites, polymer ageing, personal protective materials, rupture mechanisms of polymer material

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen is a principal research scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials, and nanotechnology for corrosion and materials integrity in transportation systems. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and advanced nanomaterials. He is the Editor-In-Chief of "Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience".

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Sami Rtimi

Dr. Sami Rtimi, PhD is Scientific Advisor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He is an expert in thin film design and preparation for self-sterilizing and self-cleaning applications. Dr. Rtimi has authored several peer-reviewed studies and reviews, book chapters, patents, and presented at several international meetings & conferences. He is an experienced editor of Elsevier books and has served as guest editor for several special journal issues in his area of expertise.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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