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Nanomaterials Recycling - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323909822

Nanomaterials Recycling

1st Edition

Editors: Mahendra Rai Tuan Anh Nguyen
Paperback ISBN: 9780323909822
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. Nanomaterial recycling: An introduction
2. Introduction to nano-wastes
3. General regulations for safety in the manufacture of nanomaterials
4. General regulations for safety in the application of nanomaterials
5. General regulations for safety in disposal and exposure of nanomaterials
6. General regulations for safety in nanomaterial recycling
7. Nanomaterial waste management

8. General methods and procedures for the recycling of nanomaterials
9. Centrifugation
10. Solvent evaporation
11. Magnetic separation
12. Molecular antisolvents
13. Nanostructured colloidal solvents
14. Using pH- and thermal-responsive materials
15. Currently available nanomaterial recycling standards

16. Thermal properties of recycled nanomaterials
17. Mechanical properties of recycled nanomaterials
18. Chemical properties of recycled nanomaterials
19. Magnetic properties of recycled nanomaterials
20. Optical properties of recycled nanomaterials

21. Construction and building materials
22. Landfills
23. Incineration plants


Nanomaterial Recycling provides an update on the many benefits nanomaterials can provide on both environmental and economic issues. Sections cover the appropriate recycling strategies of nanowastes, nanowaste regulations (including nanowaste disposal and recycling standards), promising applications (reuses) of these recycled nanomaterials, and various methods used for the separation of nanoparticles, including (i) centrifugation, (ii)solvent evaporation, (iii) magnetic separation, (iv) using pH/thermal responsive materials, (v) molecular antisolvents, (vi) nanostructured colloidal solvents, and more. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists and engineers who are seeking to increase their understanding of nanomaterials, recycling processes and techniques.

As nanomaterials can be recycled from both new/pure products (from nano manufacturing) and used products (nano waste: waste from nano integrated products), this book is a welcomed addition to many disciplines.

Key Features

  • Provides information on how nanoscale recycling techniques can mitigate the most hazardous effects of nanomaterials
  • Explains the major recycling processes and techniques used for nanoscale materials
  • Assesses the major challenges of implementing nanoscale recycling approaches in a scalable and cost-effective manner


Materials Scientists and Engineers


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About the Editors

Mahendra Rai

Mahendra Rai

Professor Rai is a Senior Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Bioenergetics, University of Geneva, Switzerland His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests include the application of nanobiotechnology in medicine with reference to the development of nanoantimicrobials. In 2020, Professor Rai was featured in Stanford’s list of top 2% scientists under Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He has an h-index of 62 and has to his credit over 400 research papers, 102 articles, 60 books and 7 patents. Dr Rai serves as a referee for 20 international journals and is a member of the editorial board of 14 national and international journals. He has numerous international collaborations in Argentina, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Brazil, USA, and Poland. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Tuan Anh Nguyen is Head of the Microanalysis Department, 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. Tuan Anh Nguyen 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 in the Montana State University (USA), 2006-2009. In 2012, he was appointed as the Head of the Microanalysis Department at Institute for Tropical Technology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology). His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and advanced nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

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