New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128110331, 9780128110348

New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation

1st Edition

Editors: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain Ajay Kumar Mishra
eBook ISBN: 9780128110348
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128110331
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th February 2018
Page Count: 756
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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


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About the Editor

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD is an Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Lab Director in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA. His research is focused on Environmental management, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, and Analytical Chemistry and Various Industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as prolific author and editor of several scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry and EVSC, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

Ajay Kumar Mishra

Ajay Kumar Mishra is a Research Professor in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at the University of South Africa. His primary research interests are in nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials science, polymers, composites/nanocomposites, and water research.

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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