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Nanomaterials for Soil Remediation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128228913

Nanomaterials for Soil Remediation

1st Edition

Editors: Abdeltif Amrane Dinesh Mohan Tuan Anh Nguyen Aymen Amine Assadi Ghulam Yasin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128228913
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd November 2020
Page Count: 600
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Nanomaterials for Soil Remediation provides a comprehensive description on basic knowledge and current research progress in the field of soil treatment using nanomaterials. Soil pollution refers to the presence of toxic chemicals in soil. Compared with air and water remediations, soil remediation is technically more challenging due to its complex composition. The synergy between engineering and nanotechnology has resulted in rapid developments in soil remediation. Nanomaterials could offer new routes to address challenging and pressing issues facing soil pollution.

This book aims to explore how nanomaterials are used to cleanse polluted soils (organic compounds and heavy metal-contaminated soils) through various nanomaterials-based techniques (chemical/physical/biological techniques and their integrations).

Key Features

  • Highlights how nanotechnology is being used to more accurately measure soil pollution levels
  • Discusses how the properties of nanomaterials are being used to make more efficient soil remediation techniques and products
  • Assesses the practical and regulatory challenges of using different nanomaterial-based products for soil repair


Materials scientists and engineers

Table of Contents

Part 1: Environmental impact of nanomaterials in soil remediation
1. Nanomaterials in soil remediation: An introduction
2. Interactions of nanomaterials with the soil
3. Detection and evaluation of nanoparticles in soil environment
4. Impact of nanoparticles on soil resource
5. Toxicity/risk assessment of nanomaterials when used in soil treatment
6. Interaction of nanoparticles with soil
7. Life cycle assessment of soil remediation using nanomaterials
8. Influence of nanoparticles on the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils
9. Effect of nanoparticles on crop growth

Part 2: Organic compounds contaminated soils
10. Nanosensors for detection and evaluation of organic compounds in soil
11. Nanosensors for herbicides monitoring in soil
12. Soil contamination, risk assessment and nanobioremediation
13. SERS nanosensors for organic compounds contaminated soils
14. Nanomaterials in the biological treatment of contaminated soil
15. Nanomaterials for decontamination of organophosphorus compounds in soil

Part 3: Metal-contaminated soils
16. Nanomaterials in the bioremediation of metal-contaminated soils
17. Nanomaterials-based absorbents
18. Nanomaterials-based solidification/stabilization of metal-contaminated soils
19. Remediation of metal ions contaminated soil by nanomaterials
20. Nanobubble technology for remediation of metal-contaminated soil

Part 4: Integrated methods for soil remediation
21. Nanomaterials in integrated methods for soil remediation (biological/physiological combination processes)
22. Nanotechnology enhanced phytoremediation and photocatalytic degradation techniques for remediation of soil pollutants
23. Nanobiochar: A sustainable solution for agricultural and environmental applications
24. Current perspectives of soil nanoremediation


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About the Editors

Abdeltif Amrane

Abdeltif Amrane is a Professor of Chemistry at the Chemistry Department of the Technological Institute at the University of Rennes, France. His research focuses on water, soil, and air remediation, and fermentation and biological treatment processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemistry, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France

Dinesh Mohan

Dinesh Mohan is a full Professor at the School of Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He is also an adjunct Professor at the Chemistry Department, Mississippi State University, United States, and at the International Centre for Applied Climate Science, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His research interest includes climate change mitigation, carbon sequestration, water and wastewater monitoring, assessment, modeling, and remediation using physicochemical treatment methods.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Tuan Anh Nguyen is a Head of the Microanalysis Department, at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials. He is the Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of Current Nano-toxicity and Prevention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of the Microanalysis Department, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Aymen Amine Assadi

Aymen Amine Assadi is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the ENSCR—École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, University of Rennes, France. His research focuses on the modeling and simulations for water and air treatment with POA, Plasma and photocatalytic reactor, aerodynamics, mass and heat transfer, and chemical reactions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes 11, Allée de Beaulieu, Rennes, France

Ghulam Yasin

Ghulam Yasin is a researcher at the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. His research focuses on the nanoscale functional materials for energy storage and conversion devices/technologies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, College of Energy, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

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