Surface Modified Nanomaterials for Applications in Catalysis

Surface Modified Nanomaterials for Applications in Catalysis

Fundamentals, Methods and Applications

1st Edition - May 20, 2022

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  • Editors: Manoj Gawande, Chaudhery Hussain, Yusuke Yamauchi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236024
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233863

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Surface Modified Nanomaterials for Applications in Catalysis: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications provides an overview of the different state-of-the-art surface modification methods of nanomaterials and their commercial applications. The main objective of this book is to comprehensively cover the modification of nanomaterial and their fabrication, including different techniques and discussions of present and emerging commercial applications. The book addresses fundamental chemistry concepts as applied to the modification of nanomaterials for applications in energy, catalysis, water remediation, sensors, and more. Characterization and fabrication methodologies are reviewed, along with the challenges of up-scaling of processes for commercial applications. This book is suitable for academics and practitioners working in materials science, engineering, nanotechnology, green chemistry and chemical engineering.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the basic principles of surface modification of nanomaterials
  • Reviews useful fabrication and characterization methodologies for key applications
  • Addresses surface modified nanomaterials for applications in catalysis, energy, sensor, environment, and more


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Chemists, Chemical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • About the editors
  • Introduction to surface-modified nanomaterials
  • Why is it necessary to modified the surface of nanomaterials?
  • Role of surface-modified nanomaterials
  • Chapter 1. New frontiers for heterogeneous catalysis: surface modification of nanomaterials
  • 1. Introduction: catalysts, nanomaterials (NMs) and nanocatalysts (NCs)
  • 2. Synthetic strategies of NCs
  • 3. Need for surface functionalization
  • 4. Types of NMs and their functionalization procedures
  • 5. Selective applications of surface-functionalized NCs
  • 6. Characterization of surface-functionalized NCs
  • 7. Topics to be covered in this book
  • 8. Summary: present status and future direction
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 2. Fundamental concepts on surface chemistry for nanoparticle modifications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Esterification reaction method
  • 3. Phosphate ester method
  • 4. In situ modification method
  • 5. Conclusions
  • Chapter 3. Synthesis of surface-modified nanomaterials
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanomaterials surface chemistry and Zeta potential
  • 3. Surface modification of catalytic nanoparticles by thermal and plasma treatment
  • 4. Silane chemical treatment
  • 5. Ligand immobilization techniques to modify catalytic nanoparticles
  • 6. Surface modification via single-atom anchoring
  • 7. Industrial-scale utilization of synthetic methods to prepare surface-modified nanomaterials
  • 8. Challenges, future perspective, and conclusions
  • Chapter 4. Surface modification of nano-based catalytic materials for enhanced water treatment applications
  • 1. Nanomaterials for water treatment
  • 2. Advancement on modification of nanomaterials
  • 3. Examples of nanoscale modified catalytic materials
  • 4. Conclusions
  • Chapter 5. Surface-modified nanomaterials-based catalytic materials for water purification, hydrocarbon production, and pollutant remediation
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanocatalyst materials
  • 3. Wastewater treatment
  • 4. Nanocatalysts in hydrocarbon production
  • 5. Recent advancement and real-time utilization of nanocatalysts
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Chapter 6. Surface-modified nanomaterial-based catalytic materials for the production of liquid fuels
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Surface modified nanomaterials (SMNs) for biomass conversion to liquid fuels
  • 3. Surface-modified nanomaterials for the transformation of carbon dioxide to liquid fuels
  • 4. Future perspectives and conclusion
  • Chapter 7. SMN-based catalytic membranes for environmental catalysis
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Challenges in SMNs and catalytic MRs
  • 3. Types of catalytic membrane reactors (MRs)
  • 4. Basic overview of polymeric MRs
  • 5. Incorporation of SMNs into polymeric membranes
  • 6. SMNs based polymeric membrane-assisted catalysis
  • 7. Summary and future perspectives
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 8. Semiconductor catalysts based on surface-modified nanomaterials (SMNs) for sensors
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Zero-dimensional (0D) nanomaterials
  • 3. One-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials
  • 4. Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials
  • 5. Tree-dimensional (3D) nanomaterials
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of resources
  • Chapter 9. Surface-modified carbonaceous nanomaterials for CO2 hydrogenation and fixation
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Basic concepts of CO2 sequestration (hydrogenation and fixation)
  • 3. Heterogeneous catalyst in CO2 hydrogenation
  • 4. Heterogeneous catalyst in CO2 fixation
  • 5. Summary and perspectives
  • Chapter 10. Surface-modified nanomaterials for synthesis of pharmaceuticals
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Noble metal-based nanoparticles for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals
  • 3. Nonnoble metal-based nanoparticles for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals
  • 4. Conclusions
  • Chapter 11. Surface-modified nanomaterial-based catalytic materials for modern industry applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Scope of the book chapter
  • 3. Active role of surface-modified nanomaterials in industry
  • 4. Conclusion
  • Chapter 12. Assessment of health, safety, and economics of surface-modified nanomaterials for catalytic applications: a review
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Human health and safety consequences of SMNs
  • 3. Economic aspects of NMs used as catalysts
  • 4. Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Chapter 13. Future of SMNs catalysts for industry applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanoparticles catalysts
  • 3. Catalytic applications of nanomaterial
  • 4. Shape and size dependent catalysts and reactions
  • 5. Metal-isolated single atoms
  • 6. Conclusion and outlook
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: May 20, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236024
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233863

About the Editors

Manoj Gawande

Manoj Gawande
Manoj B. Gawande received his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India and then undertook several research stints in Germany, South Korea, Portugal, Czech Republic, USA, and UK. He also worked as a Visiting Professor at CBC-SPMS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2013. Presently, he is Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai Marathwada Campus, Jalna, India. His research interests focus on SACs, advanced nanomaterials, sustainable technologies, and cutting-edge catalysis and energy applications. Currently, he is supervising several doctoral students and postdoctoral co-workers. He has published over 130 international scientific papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai Marathwada Campus, Jalna, India

Chaudhery Hussain

Chaudhery Hussain
Prof 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 Application of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, in environment 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 books in his research areas published with Elsevier and other esteemed publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Director of Chemistry and EVSc Labs, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA

Yusuke Yamauchi

Yusuke Yamauchi
Yusuke Yamauchi received his Bachelor degree (2003), Master degree (2004), and Ph.D. (2007) from the Waseda University, Japan. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, to start his own research group. In 2017, he moved to The University of Queensland (UQ). Presently, he is a senior group leader at AIBN and a full professor at School of Chemical Engineering. He concurrently serves as an honorary group leader at NIMS, an associate editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). He has published more than 800 papers in international refereed journals with ~ 50,000 citations (h-index > 115). He has been selected as one of the Highly-Cited Researchers (Chemistry in 2016-2020 and Materials Science in 2020).

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Australia

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