Sustainable Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogels from Natural Sources - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128167892

Sustainable Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogels from Natural Sources

1st Edition

Editors: Faruq Mohammad Hamad Al-Lohedan Mohammad Jawaid
Paperback ISBN: 9780128167892
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2020
Page Count: 500
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Table of Contents

Section A: General Introduction on Nanocelluloses and Nanohydrogel Matrices
1. Introduction of nanocellulose and nanohydrogel-based composites: Fundamental and general applications
2. Survey of nanocelluloses and nanohydrogels
3. General aspects of nanocellulose and nanohydrogel matrices applicable for sustainability, clean environment and human health
4. Market analysis and commercially applied cellulose and hydrogel-based composites for sustainability, clean environment and human health (Faruq Mohammad)

Section B: Nanocelluloses and Nanohydrogels towards Sustainability
5. Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogels for the development of cleaner energy and future sustainable materials (Jaehwan Kim, Department of Mechanical EngineeringInha UniversityIncheonSouth Korea, E-mail:
6. Nanocellulose and nanohydrogel-mediated sustained drug delivery: Smart medical technology (Alain Dufresne, Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), The International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials (Pagora), CS10065, 38402 Saint Martin d’Hères Cedex, France. E-mail:
7. Current role and future developments of biopolymers in green and sustainable chemistry and catalysis
8. Review of Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel matrices for the development of sustainable future materials
9. Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel matrices as sustainable biomass materials: Structure, properties, present status and future prospects in construction and other engineering
10. Biopolymers-mediated sustainable high performance materials for automobile and aviation engineering applications
11. Nanocellulose-mediated fabrication of sustainable future materials
12. Biopolymers involved sustainable packaging for food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals 

Section C: Nanocelluloses and Nanohydrogels for Environmental safety and Health
13. Cellulose and hydrogel matrices for environmental applications
14. Antioxidative response mechanisms of nanocelluloses and nanohydrogel matrices
15. Role of nanocellulose and nanohydrogel matrices for the remediation of persistent environmental pollutants 
16. Plant biomass-mediated nanocomposites for the adsorption and removal of radioactive species
17. Recent developments in nanocellulose and nanohydrogel matrices towards stem cell research and development
18. Dynamic electromechanical properties of cellulose and hydrogel matrices for stem cell research (Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC-0442, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA, E-mail:
19. Manufacturing technology on nanocellulose and nanohydrogel matrices
20. Pre-industrial and industrial processing and practical applications of nanocelluloses and nanohydrogel matrices


Sustainable Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogels from Natural Sources explores the use of biopolymers in specific application areas such as electronics, energy, consumer goods, packaging materials, therapeutics, water treatment and engineering, and what makes the particular polymer to engage it in these applications. This is an important reference source for those who would like to learn more about how biopolymeric nanocomposites are used in sustainability and environmental protection.

Biopolymers, including plant and sea-based polymers, play an important role in the formation and maintaining the stability of industrial nanocomposites; their common functions being the surface modification and protection for the highly oxidative-unstable cores, as stable base for holding multiple targets, and as a shield for the inorganic and highly toxic metals. These biopolymer-based nanocomposites are being used for applications in the electronics, automobile, construction and biomedical sectors.

Key Features

  • Explains the major design and development techniques of novel biopolymer-based nanocomposites
  • Demonstrates how Nanocelluloses and Nanohydrogels are being used for environmental health and safety
  • Explores how biopolymer-infused nanocellulose and nanogels are less toxic than their conventional counterparts


Materials scientists, polymer scientists, environmental scientists


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About the Editors

Faruq Mohammad Editor

Faruq Mohammad is Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He previously worked at the Institute of Advanced Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, the School of Pharmacy, Northwest University, South Africa, and Health Research Center, Southern University, Louisiana, USA. His research is in the development of sustainable polymers for biomedicine, nanomaterials toxicity, and natural biomaterials for waste water treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Hamad Al-Lohedan Editor

Hamad A. Al-Lohedan is Professor, Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. His research focuses on sustainable biopolymeric materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Jawaid Editor

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

Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia