Nanoscale Materials in Water Purification

Nanoscale Materials in Water Purification

1st Edition - November 14, 2018

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Daniel Pasquini, Shao-Yuan Leu, Deepu Gopakumar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128139264
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128139271

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Novel nanoscale materials are now an essential part of meeting the current and future needs for clean water, and are at the heart of the development of novel technologies to desalinate water. The unique properties of nanomaterials and their convergence with current treatment technologies present great opportunities to revolutionize water and wastewater treatment. Nanoscale Materials for Water Purification brings together sustainable solutions using novel nanomaterials to alleviate the physical effects of water scarcity. This book covers a wide range of nanomaterials, including noble metal nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles, dendrimers, bioactive nanoparticles, polysaccharidebased nanoparticles, nanocatalysts, and redox nanoparticles for water purification. Significant properties and characterization methods of nanomaterials such as surface morphology, mechanical properties, and adsorption capacities are also investigated

Key Features

  • Explains how the unique properties of a range of nanomaterials makes them important water purification agents
  • Shows how the use of nanotechnology can help create cheaper, more reliable, less energy-intensive, more environmentally friendly water purification techniques
  • Includes case studies to show how nanotechnology has successfully been integrated into water purification system design


Materials scientists and environmental scientists wanting to learn more about how nanotechnology can improve water purification techniques and systems

Table of Contents

  • Introduction for nanomaterials :-state of art, new challenges and opportunities
    Sabu Thomas, Daniel Pasiquini, Shao-Yuan Leu and Deepu Ambika Gopakumar
    1. Nanocellulose based membranes for water purification
    Deepu Ambika Gopakumar, Daniel Pasiquini, Sabu Thomas and Shao-Yuan Leu
    2. Polymer /carbon Nanotubes Mixed Matrix membranes for water purification
    Mohammad Hossein Davood Abadi Farahani Vahid Vatanpour
    3. Dendritic Polymer Enhanced Ultrafiltration
    Michael Arkas
    4. Development of Mixed Matrix Membranes: Incorporation of Metallic Nanoparticles in Polymeric membranes
    Jorge Garcia-Ivars
    5. Water Treatment by Molecularly Imprinted Materials
    Costas Kiparissides
    6. ElectrospunNanofibrous Filtration Membranes
    Irene Bonadies
    7. Electrospinning: A versatile fabrication technique for nanofibrous membranes for use in desalination
    Shiao-Shing Chen
    8. Electrospun Nanofibrous Filtration Membranes for Heavy metals and dyes removal
    Pratima Solanki
    9. Electrospinning: A fiber fabrication technique for water purification
    Maria Wasim, Aneela Sabir and Tahir Jamil
    10. Carbon Nanotubes Based Membranes for water purification
    Jieun Lee
    11. Carbon Nanotubes for Advancing Separation Membranes
    Xuan Zhang
    12. Carbon Nanotube and Grapheme oxide Based Membranes
    Aneela Sabir and Tahir Jamil
    13. Graphene-based materials for water purification
    Alireza Khataee
    14. Iron oxide nanomaterials for water purification
    Andrews Grace
    15. Iron oxide nanomaterials for the removal of heavy metals and dyes from waste water
    Mubarak Mujawar
    16. Magnetic metal/metal oxide nanoparticles and their nanocomposites material for the removal of the water pollutants
    Manash Ranjan Das Sr.
    17. Surface modifiications of Magnetic nanoparticles for water purification
    Luís Carlos de Morais
    18. Magnetic nanoparticles for water purification
    Konstantinos Simeonidis
    19. Noble metal nanoparticles for water purification
    Ewa Kowalska
    20. Semiconductor Photocatalysis for water purification
    Carolina Belver
    21. Recent advances in Photocatalytic Detoxification of water
    Suresh Pillai
    22. Semiconductor photocatalysis for water purification
    Youji Li Sr.
    23. Nanoscale Materials for Arsenic Removal from Water
    Abhijit Maiti
    24. Challenges and opportunities of Graphene-based materials in current desalination and water purification technologies
    Shadi W. Hasan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 890
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 14, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128139264
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128139271

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is one of India’s most renowned scientists known for his contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology. He is a scientist, administrator and a teacher of national and international students. He joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in polymer science and rubber technology. He went on to complete his Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After attaining industrial experience, he returned to Mahatma Gandhi University, India, as a lecturer. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University. He has guided over 116 Ph. D students. He has received several national and international awards for best researcher and is a member of numerous scientific bodies and committees. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates from University of South Brittany, France; University of Lorraine, France and Siberian Federal University, Russia. He has authored more than 1,200 research publications and 156 books. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists (Stanford University, USA). He was also selected for the DST Nanomission award 2020. He received Honorary Professorship from Siberian Federal University in 2020. Last year he was honoured with C.N.R Rao Award Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). He was elected as the Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)-2019. In 2022 he was honoured the Bailey Medal Award and in 2021 was awarded the Kairali Lifetime Research Award 2021 by the Kerala government.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Daniel Pasquini

Daniel Pasquini is an Associate Professor and Researcher at the Chemistry Institute of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia-MG, Brazil. He has edited 7 books, and published more than 25 publications in indexed journals, 12 book chapters and more than 85 works in conferences. His research interests include: polymers from renewable sources, vegetal macromolecules; cellulosic fibers; composites; nanocellulose and nanocomposites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia-MG, Brazil.

Shao-Yuan Leu

Shao-Yuan (Ben) Leu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. His research focuses on the treatment of waste water.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Deepu Gopakumar

Deepu A. Gopakumar works as Post-doctoral fellow at School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. His research focuses on nanocellulose-based polymer membranes for water treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-doctoral fellow, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia

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