Nanomaterials for Soil Remediation

Nanomaterials for Soil Remediation

1st Edition - November 29, 2020

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  • Editors: Abdeltif Amrane, Dinesh Mohan, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Aymen Assadi, Ghulam Yasin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230824
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228913

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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


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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 590
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: November 29, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230824
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228913

About the Editors

Abdeltif Amrane

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.

Dinesh Mohan

Dinesh Mohan is a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London, and of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS). He is also an adjunct professor at the Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, United States. He is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic. He was an adjunct professor at the International Centre for Applied Climate Science University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has earned his master’s degree and PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR). Professor Mohan also worked as a postdoctoral associate at Penn State University (1997) for 2years and at Mississippi State University (2005) for more than 2 years. For the last more than 26 years, he has been involved in various research activities including water monitoring, assessment, modeling, and remediation; sustainable treatment technologies for contaminants removal; climate change mitigation; and biomass conversion into biooil and biochar. Recently, he has developed a technology for a sustainable solution to the stubble burning problem in India. He has successfully completed more than 20 research projects and has published more than 150 research papers (total citations: >40,000 and h factor: 75) in the high impact factor journals. Dr. Mohan has been a recipient of a number of academic and professional recognitions, including the 2007 Scopus Young Scientist Award (given by Elsevier), the Hiyoshi Environmental Award 2009 (given by Hiyoshi Corporation Japan), the USQ 2017 Research Giant (given by the University of Southern Queensland, Australia), and the Clarivate Analytics India Research Excellence Citation Awards 2019. He has been named “Outstanding Scientist” by CSIR, India. He has received global recognition as the Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. He has been named to the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 and 2015 published by Thomson Reuters. He is also listed in Two Categories (Environmental Science & Engineering as well as in Chemical Engineering) among Elsevier’s list of most Highly Cited Researchers 2016 developed by ShanghaiRanking for Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen is a Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. He received his BSc in Physics from Hanoi University in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Paris Diderot University (France) in 2003. He was a Visiting Scientist at Seoul National University (South Korea, 2004) and University of Wollongong (Australia, 2005). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Scientist at the Montana State University (USA, 2006-2009). His research interests include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and advanced nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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

Ghulam Yasin

Dr. Ghulam Yasin is a Senior Research Fellow and Faculty Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Dr. Yasin received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2020. He previously worked as Research Assistant at the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2020. Dr. Yasin has over 85 publications in well-reputed peer-reviewed international journals, has authored several book chapters, and has worked as co-editor of of 12 books. He is currently a regular reviewer for over 40 journals, and serves as Associate Editor, Section Editor, and editorial board member for several journals. His research focuses on the design and development of nanoscale advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage hybrid devices/technologies, as well as nanostructures and nanomaterials for various functional applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Guangdong, Shenzen, China

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  • Syed M. Tue Jul 28 2020

    Nano Materials for Soil Remediation

    "This is the most awaited book on interaction of nano materials on soil. It gives a complete coverage of subject matter, divided into four portions for better classification.It is very useful to practitioners, scholars and students, pursuing an indepth study on this topic. Some of the chapters are actual original research work of authors published for the first time directly into this book. It emphasizes new, novel and latest techniques and developments in this field for the readers."