New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation

New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation

1st Edition - February 19, 2018

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  • Editors: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, Ajay Kumar Mishra
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110348
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128110331

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New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation summarizes recent progress in the development of materials’ properties, fabrication methods and their applications for treatment of contaminants, pollutant sensing and detection. This book presents current research into how polymer nanocomposites can be used in environmental remediation, detailing major environmental issues, and key materials properties and existing polymers or nanomaterials that can solve these issues. The book covers the fundamental molecular structure of polymers used in environmental applications, the toxicology, economy and life-cycle analysis of polymer nanocomposites, and an analysis of potential future applications of these materials. Recent research and development in polymer nanocomposites has inspired the progress and use of novel and cost-effective environmental applications.

Key Features

  • Presents critical, actionable guidelines to the structure and property design of nanocomposites in environmental remediation
  • Focuses on taking technology out of the lab and into the real world
  • Summarizes the latest developments in polymer nanocomposites and their applications in catalytic degradation, adsorptive removal and detection of contaminants in the environment
  • Enables researchers to stay ahead of the curve, with a full discussion of regulatory issues and potential new applications and materials in this area


Academic and industrial researchers with backgrounds in polymer science, materials, chemistry, and chemical engineering – currently working in fields relating to materials with environmental remediation applications. Secondary interest for environmental scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nanotechnology in Polymer Sciences
    2. Polymer nanocomposite - a new direction towards environmental Remediation
    3. Polymer nanocomposite Synthesis Varieties
    4. Models and theoretical approaches for Polymer nanocomposites
    5. Carbon Nanomaterials based Polymer nanocomposites for environmental Remediation
    6. Polymer nanocomposites based membranes for environmental Remediation
    7. Magnetic Polymer nanocomposites for environmental Remediation
    8. Polymer nanocomposites based sensors for environmental Remediation
    9. Toxicology of Polymer Nanocomposites
    10. Economical Aspects of Polymer Nanocomposites in the environment
    11. Legal Issues of Polymer Nanocomposites in the environment
    12. Green and Sustainable Future-Polymer nanocomposites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 756
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: February 19, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110348
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128110331

About the Editors

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain is Adjunct Professor and director of laboratories in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, United States. His research is focused on the application of nanotechnology and advanced materials, environmental management, analytical chemistry, smart materials, and technologies and other various industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peerreviewed journals as well as a prolific author and editor of around hundred (100) books, including scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas. He has published with Elsevier, American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer, John Wiley & Sons, and CRC Press.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor and Lab Director, Department of Chemistry and EVSC, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

Ajay Kumar Mishra

Ajay Kumar Mishra
Prof. Ajay Kumar Mishra is a Research Professor in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at the University of South Africa. He obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in bio-inorganic chemistry. His primary research interests are in nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials science, polymers, composites / nanocomposites, and water research. He is the editor of several books and published over 160 articles in international scientific journals. Prof Mishra currently awarded as Fellow and chartered scientist at a royal society of chemistry, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability (NanoWS) Research Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

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