Polymer-based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications

Polymer-based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications

1st Edition - January 3, 2018

Write a review

  • Editors: Mohammad Jawaid, Mohammad Mansoob Khan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081019115
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022627

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF, EPub, Mobi)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Polymer-Based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a comprehensive and updated review of major innovations in the field of polymer-based nanocomposites for energy and environmental applications. It covers properties and applications, including the synthesis of polymer based nanocomposites from different sources and tactics on the efficacy and major challenges associated with successful scale-up fabrication. The chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research findings on the use of polymer based nanocomposites in energy and environmental applications, while also detailing how to achieve material’s characteristics and significant enhancements in physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties. It is an essential reference for future research in polymer based nanocomposites as topics such as sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly methods for highly innovative and applied materials are current topics of importance.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide range of research on polymer based nanocomposites
  • Provides updates on the most relevant polymer based nanocomposites and their prodigious potential in the fields of energy and the environment
  • Demonstrates systematic approaches and investigations from the design, synthesis, characterization and applications of polymer based nanocomposites
  • Presents a useful reference and technical guide for university academics and postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.)


Chemical and materials engineers, especially those of nanocomposite materials; Polymer scientists and engineers; engineers in materials processing and characterization, energy, and the environment

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction of polymer based nanocomposites
    2. Survey of polymer based nanocomposites
    3. Polymer based nanocomposites for significantly enhanced dielectric properties and energy storage capability
    4. Graphene based nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental applications
    5. Polymer based nanocomposites for significantly enhanced dielectric properties and energy storage capability
    6. Polymer nanocomposites for energy storage devices
    7. Polymer nanocomposites for sensor devices
    8. Polyaniline-based nanocomposites for hydrogen storage
    9. Properties and Applications of Polymer nanocomposite materials in energy storage
    10. Polymer nanocomposites for lithium battery applications
    11. Modification of Polymer Nanocomposites and Significance of Ionic Liquid for Supercapacitors Application
    12. Composite Carbon Nanofibers for Na-ion Batteries
    13. Nanofibrous Composites in Sensitized Solar Cells
    14. Development of polymer nanocomposites using cellulose/silver for Antifouling applications
    15. Nanocomposites membrane for environmental remediation
    16. Polymer bionanocomposites for heavy metal removal
    17. Polypyrrole-Based nanocomposite adsorbent and its applications in removal of radioactive materials
    18. Polymer nanocomposites application in sorption processes for removal of environmental contaminants
    19. Hybrid materials based on polymer nanocomposites for environmental applications
    20. Recent Advances in Nanofibrous Composite Air Filters
    21. Polymer nanocomposites for water treatments
    22. Recent Advances in Polyaniline based nanocomposites as Potential Adsorbents for trace metal ions
    23. Green polymer nanocomposites and their environmental applications
    24. CNT Nanocomposites for Wind Turbine Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 700
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: January 3, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081019115
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022627

About the Editors

Mohammad Jawaid

Dr. Mohammad Jawaid is currently working as a Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor), at the Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and has also been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He is also a Visiting Scholar at TEMAG Labs, Department of Textile Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. Previously he worked as a Visiting Lecturer, at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and also worked as an Expatriate Lecturer under the UNDP project with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia at Adama University, Ethiopia. He received his Ph.D. from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research, and with industry. His research interests include Hybrid Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Advance Materials: Graphene/Nanoclay/Fire Retardant, Lignocellulosic Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Modification and Treatment of Lignocellulosic Fibres and Solid Wood, Nano Composites and Nanocellulose fibres, and Polymer blends. So far he has published 5 books, 12 book chapters, and more than 130 International journal papers and 4 Published review papers in the Top 25 hot articles on Science Direct during 2014-2015. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Polymer Journal and Guest Editor for Current Organic Synthesis and Current Analytical Chemistry. He is the reviewer of several high impact ISI journals (44 Journals).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Fellow (Professor), Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Mohammad Mansoob Khan

Mohammad Mansoob Khan is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam. He earned his PhD from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, in 2002. He has worked in India, Ethiopia, Oman and South Korea and has established excellence in teaching and novel research. He used to teach various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has edited three books and authored one book. He has published about 130 research and review articles. His expertise are in the cutting-edge area of nanochemistry, nanosciences, nanotechnology, materials sciences and materials chemistry especially in the field of inorganic and nanohybrid materials such as synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles, their nanocomposites, metal oxides (such as TiO2, ZnO, SnO2, CeO2 etc.) and chalcogenides (such as CdS, ZnS, MoS2 etc.). He is also extensively working on the band gap engineering of semiconductors (such as metal oxides and chalcogenides). The synthesized nanostructured materials are used for heterogeneous photocatalysis, hydrogen production, photoelectrodes, solar cells, sensors, and biological applications such as antibacterial, antifungal, antibiofilm activities etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Polymer-based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications"