Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Pervaporation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128167854

Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Pervaporation

1st Edition

Editors: Sabu Thomas Soney George Thomasukutty Jose
Paperback ISBN: 9780128167854
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2020
Page Count: 500
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Nanocellulose/polymer nanocomposite membranes
    3. Biobased polymer nanocomposite membranes
    4. Nanoclay / polymer nanocomposite membranes
    5. Polymer/ MWCNT nanocomposite membranes
    6. Graphene-based polymer nanocomposite system and pervaporation
    7. Fullerene and nanodiamond based polymer nanocomposite membranes
    8. Nanosilica-based polymer nanocomposite membranes
    9. Nanoscale aluminum oxide (Al2O3) based polymer nanocomposite membranes
    10. POSS- based polymer nanocomposite membranes
    11. Nano metal and metal oxide-based polymer nanocomposite membranes
    12. Modified zeolite- based polymer nanocomposite membranes
    13. Pervaporation and esterification process
    14. Polymer/Metal-organic frameworks membranes and pervaporation
    15. Pervaporation and Computational modelling
    16. Hybrid pervaporation process


Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Pervaporation assesses recent applications in the pervaporation performance of polymer nanocomposites of different length scales. The book discusses the effects of a range of nanofillers, their dispersion, the effect of different polymers, and organic and inorganic nanomaterials in the pervaporation process. In addition, the book explores how the different properties of a variety of nanocomposite materials make them better for use in different types of liquids, while also discussing the challenges of using different nanocomposites for this purpose effectively and safely. In particular, polymer nanocomposites for g nanoscale dispersion, filler/polymer interactions, and morphology are addressed.

This is an important reference source for materials scientists, chemical engineers and environmental engineers who want to learn more about how polymer nanocomposites are being used to make the pervaporation separation process more effective.

Key Features

  • Explores the progress that has been made in recent years in using polymer nanocomposites to enhance the pervaporation separation process
  • Discusses the different properties of a variety of nanocomposite classes, assessing which situations they should best be used in
  • Outlines major challenges in safely and effectively using polymer nanocomposites in the pervaporation separation process


Materials scientists, chemical engineers and environmental engineers


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas Editor

Professor Thomas is currently Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and the Founder Director and Professor of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground-breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London FRSC, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, Nano Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence – 2016, Mahatma Gandhi University- Award for Outstanding Contribution –Nov. 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Malaysian Polymer Group, Indian Nano Biologists award 2017and Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Recently, because of the outstanding contributions to the field of Nanoscience and Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) Doctorate by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Very recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US and most productive faculty award in the domain Materials Sciences. Professor Thomas has published over 800 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 80 books published by different publishers. He is the inventor of 6 patents and has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has established a state of the art laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi University in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology through external funding from DST, CSIR, TWAS, UGC, DBT, DRDO, AICTE, ISRO, DIT, TWAS, KSCSTE, BRNS, UGC-DAE, Du Pont, USA, General Cables, USA, Surface Treat Czech Republic, MRF Tyres and Apollo Tyres.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills P.O, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Soney George Editor

Soney C George is Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, India. His research focuses in the areas of nanoscience, industrial engineering, and process technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemistry, Dept. of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kottayam, India

Thomasukutty Jose Editor

Thomasukutty Jose is Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, India. His work is in the area of field of pervaporation using poly(vinyl alchol membranes

Affiliations and Expertise

Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, India