Application in Biofuels and Bioenergy Production Systems

1st Edition - May 19, 2021

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  • Editors: R. Praveen Kumar, B. Bharathiraja
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128224014
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128224311

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Nanomaterials: Application in Biofuels and Bioenergy Production Systems looks at how biofuels and bioenergy can be part of the "sustainable" solution to the worlds energy problems. By addressing bioenergy products compared to their fossil energy counterparts, covering research and development in biofuels applied with nanomaterials this book analyzes the future trends and how biofuels and bioenergy can contribute to its optimization. Starting from fundamentals up to synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials in biofuels and bioenergy production systems, the chapters include the procedures needed for introducing nanomaterials in these specific sectors along with the benefits derived from their applications. Including the hazards and environmental effects of nanomaterials in bioenergy applications, sustainability issues and a techno-economic analysis of the topic, this book provides researchers in bioscience, energy & environment and bioengineering with an up to date look at the full life cycle assessment of nanomaterials in bioenergy.

Key Features

  • Provides a one stop solution manual for applications of nanomaterials in bioenergy and biofuels
  • Includes biofuel applications with compatible global application case studies
  • Addresses the demand for environmental and techno-economic analysis of nanomaterials applications


Researchers in Bioscience, Energy and Environment, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, applied chemistry, Applied Physics

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Introduction to Nanomaterials
    1. Introduction to Nanomaterials
    Ramanujam Praveenkumar
    2. Recent advancements and challenges of nanomaterials application in biofuel production
    Nagendranatha Reddy Chintakunta, Y Vineetha, Rajasri Yadavalli and Bishwambhar Mishra
    3. Sustainable Energy Production using Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
    Naveen Kumar Manickam and Senthilkumar K

    Section 2: Synthesis of Nanomaterials
    4. Green Technologies for Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles and its Applications for the Environmental Sustainability
    Senthilkumar Kandasamy, Naveen Kumar Manickam, Manonmani Kumaraguruparaswami, Balaji Dhandapani, Gokilam Mohankumar and Sangeetha Arunachalam
    5. Sysyntesis of Nanoparticles
    T. Gajendran
    6. Green synthesis of nanoparticles-metals and their oxides
    Chitra Devi Venkatachalam, Sathish Raam Ravichandran and Mothil Sengottian
    7. Synthesis of Nanomaterials for biofuel and bioenergy applications
    Dr Ayyappasamy
    8. Green approaches for Nanoparticles synthesis: Emerging trends
    Pooja Bhardwaj, Bharati Singh and Sthita Pragnya Behera
    9. Green synthesis of Nanoparticles and their applications in the area of bioenergy and biofuel production.
    Dibyajit Lahiri
    10. Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis and its applications in Biofuels
    Parvati Sharma and Minakshi Prasad
    11. Green Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Bio-fuel Production
    H C Ananda Murthy, Buzuayehu Abebe and Rajalakshmanan Eshwaramoorthy
    12. Green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles: A review
    Samala Chaitanya Kumari, Vivek Dhand and Dr P Naga Padma
    13. Green synthesis of microbial pigment mediated nanoparticles and its applications

    Section 3: Characterization of Nanomaterials
    14. Several Assorted Characterization Methods of Nanoparticles
    T. Gajendran

    Section 4: Applications of Nanomaterials in Biofuel and Bioenergy
    15. Applications of nanoengineered materials for bioenergy production
    R Sindhu
    16. Application of Nanotechnology in Bioenergy production from Microalgal biomass: Opportunities and Challenges
    Pratyush Kumar Das, Bidyut Prava Das and Patitapaban Dash
    17. Comprehensive Review on Prospective and Development for Production of Bio-Alcohols using Nanoparticles
    N Prabhu, T Gajendran and S Karthika Devi
    18. Current Trend Application of Nanomaterials in Bio Fuel and Bio Energy
    N Prabhu, M Narmatha, S.K Ajithaa and G Gowshikaa
    19. Application of Nanotechnology for the Sustainable Development of Biofuel Industries
    S. Chozhavendhan, Rajamehala M, G.Karthiga Devi, Ramanujam Praveenkumar, B Bharathiraja and M Jayakumar
    20. Nanocatalyst mediated Biodiesel Production from Algae - Sustainable Renewable Energy Feedstock
    G.Karthiga Devi and S. Chozhavendhan
    21. Applications of Nanotechnology on Lignocellulose Biomass Pre-treatment for the production of ethanol
    Rajesh kannan, Magesh Arangasamy, Jayabalan K and Suriyaprakash M
    22. Novel Approach on Biodiesel Production and Its Function Attributes Improvement: Nano-immobilized Biocatalysts, Nano-additives, and Risk Management
    Venkatesa Prabhu. S
    23. Application of nanotechnology towards improved production of sustainable bio energy
    Praveen N, V L. Vasantha, S Sharvari and N S. Alfia
    24. Nanomaterials Obtained from Renewable Resources and their Application as Catalyst in Biodiesel Synthesis
    Flavio Augusto de Freitas Sr., Wanison A. G. Pessoa Júnior, Francisco X. Nobre and Mitsuo L Takeno
    25. Nanotechnology’s Contribution in next generation bio-energy production
    Senthilkumar Kandasamy, Kavitha Subbiah, Naveen Kumar Manickam, Muthukumar Karuppan, Manonmani Kumaraguruparaswami and Venkata Ratnam Myneni
    26. A Nanobased biofuel: Remedy to Boost up Sustainable and Greener Environment
    Vijay Pradhap Singh M
    27. Advances in nanotechnology for biofuel production
    Rupam Kataki
    28. Nanomaterials in biofuel production over last decade
    Jaya R. Lakkakula, Kamini Velhal, A Karthic and Aditya Pawar
    29. Application of nanomaterials in production of biofuels and bioenergy - challenges and opportunities
    S. Manikandan, R. ArulVel, S. Chozhavendhan and R. Subbaiya
    30. Applications of Nanomaterials in Biofuels and Bioenergy
    Anitha Thulasisingh
    31. Enzymes as nanoadditives: A promising alternative for biofuel production
    Himani Punia
    32. Approaches, Attributes and Applications of Nanocomposites
    Rajamehala M, Gopalakrishnan B, S. Chozhavendhan, Muthu Kumara Pandian A, Vijay Pradhap Singh M and Jeevitha S
    33. Nano Powdered Bio- char materials as selective coating in solar flat plate collectors
    Prasannakumaran K M, Sanjaykumar C, Kirubkaran V and Karthikeyan M
    34. Fabrication of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) with Nano Electrodes for Enhanced Bioenergy Production
    Kavitha Subbiah and Suresh Kumar Krishnan

    Section 5: Analysis of Nanomaterials
    35. Instrumental Methods in Surface Property Analysis of Magnetic Nanoparticles.
    Muthulingam Seenuvasan, K.Sathish Kumar, Carlin Geor Malar and Madhava Anil Kumar

    Section 6: Hazards and environmental effects of nanomaterials in Bioenergy applications
    36. Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials
    Saravanan Anbalagan
    37. Recent Advances in Nanotechnology-Based Cell Toxicity Evaluation Approaches Relevant to Biofuels and Bioenergy Applications
    Ekambaram Nakkeeran, Senthil Nagappan, Aswin Jeno Jose Gnanaleela and Viveka Ravichandran
    38. Hazards and environmental effects of nanomaterial’s in Bioenergy applications
    Neeraj Gupta, Dr Ashish, Huria Rizvi and Abuzer Amir
    39. Nanoparticles in remediation: Strategies and New challenges
    R Sindhu

    Section 7: Sustainability issues, Techno-economic analysis and Life cycle assessment of nanomaterials
    40. Sustainability assessment of nanomaterials for production of biofuels: Integrated methodological framework
    Prasad Vitthal Mandade

    Section 8: Future prospects, opportunities and challenges in application of nanomaterials in biofuel production systems
    41. Future prospects, opportunities and challenges in application of nanomaterials in biofuel production systems
    B. Bharathiraja and Ramanujam Praveenkumar

Product details

  • No. of pages: 864
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: May 19, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128224014
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128224311

About the Editors

R. Praveen Kumar

Prof. Praveen Kumar Ramanujam is Head of the Biotechnology Department, Arunai Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India. He is also Director, Institute of Innovations, Tiruvannamalai. His area of research includes biorefineries, renewable energy from biomass and municipal waste. He has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and registered for 4 patents, edited 4 books. Professor Praveen has chaired 4 International conferences and organized various national level symposiums and conferences. He is also lifetime member of several professional societies including Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering (IICHE), International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop), Biogas Forum of India (BigFin), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Engineers Without Borders, India (EWB-India). He is serving as Management council member in BRSI and served as Vice-President in EWB-India, Chennai chapter.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Department of Biotechnology, Arunai Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India

B. Bharathiraja

Prof. B.Bharathiraja is working as Head of Department for Chemical Engineering, Vel Tech High Tech Dr.RR Dr.SR Engineering College, Chennai. He has 14 years of experience in teaching and his areas of research include Biofuels from biomass, biorefineries, enzyme engineering, bioprocess engineering and municipal waste treatment. He had published more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals, 2 books and 7 book chapters. Served as Chief Editor of International Journal of Bioprocess Technology and polymer sciences and also as editorial board member in various journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Department for Chemical Engineering, Vel Tech High Tech Dr.RR Dr.SR Engineering College, Chenna, India

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