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1st Edition

Advanced Ceramics for Energy and Environmental Applications

Edited By

Akshay Kumar

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ISBN 9780367436742
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
392 Pages 193 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Advanced Ceramics possess various unique properties and are gifted to withstand harsh environments. The aim of this book is to cover various aspects of the advanced ceramics like carbides, nitrides and oxides for energy and environment related applications. Advanced ceramics with additional functionality propose significant potential for greater impact in the field of energy and environmental technologies. This book is highly focused on the nanostructured ceramics synthesis, properties, structure-property relation and application in the area of energy and environment. It covers the high impact work from around 50 leading researchers throughout the world working in this field. This will help metallurgists, biologists, mechanical engineers, ceramicists, material scientists and researchers working in the nanotechnology field with inclusion of every aspect of advanced ceramics for energy and environmental applications.

Table of Contents

Progress in Advanced Ceramics: Energy and Environmental Perspective

Kulwinder Singh, Manjot Kaur and Akshay Kumar

Advanced Nanostructured Perovskite Oxides: Synthesis, Physical Properties, Structural Characterizations and Functional Applications

Kai Leng, Weiren Xia and Xinhua Zhu

Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Hybrid Supercapacitors

Anil Arya, Anurag Gaur, Shweta Tanwar and A. L. Sharma

Nanocontainers to Increase the Absorption of Energy and Heat Conversion

George Kordas

Nanostructured Oxide Based Ceramic Materials for Light and Mechanical Energy Harvesting Applications

Priyanka Bamola, Shilpa Rana, Bharti Singh, Charu Dwivedi and Himani Sharma

Titanium Oxide-Based Noble Metal-Free Core-Shell Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production

Sara El Hakim, Tony Chave and Sergey I. Nikitenko

Graphene based Nanocomposites for Energy Applications

Deepakjot Singh, Sanjay Kumar and Anup Thakur

Advances in Ceramic PZT/PA6 Matrix Composite Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications: Structural, Dielectric, Piezoelectric and Mechanical Study

Rida Farhan, Nabil Chakhchaoui, Adil Eddiai, Mounir Meddad, Mohamed Rguiti, M'hammed Mazroui and Omar Cherkaoui

Role of Nitrides in Hydrogen Production and CO2 Reduction

Gurvinder Singh, Anupma Thakur, Praveen Kumar and Pooja Devi

Oxide Perovskites and their Derivatives for Photovoltaics Applications

Sanjay Sahare, Manjeet Kumar, Prachi Ghoderao, Radha Manohar Aperu, and Shern-Long Lee and Ju-Hyung Yun

Nanostructured Li2MSiO4 (M=Fe, Mn) Cathode Material for Li-ion Batteries

A. L. Sharma, Shweta Tanwar, Nirbhay Singh, Vijay Kumar and Anil Arya

Nanostructured Ceramics: Role in Water Remediation

Kriti Bijalwan, Aditi Kainthola, Smriti Negi, Himani Sharma and Charu Dwivedi

Advances in the Use of Metal Oxide Nanocomposites for Remediation of Aqueous Pollutants: Adsorption and Photocatalysis of Organics and Heavy Metals

Michel Franco Galvão Pereira, Georgenes Marcelo Gil da Silva, Pedro Henrique Novaes Cardoso, Carlos Yure Barbosa Oliveira, Victor Nascimento de Souza Leão and Evando Santos Araújo

Nanostructured Ceramics for Air Pollution Control: Removal of Gaseous Pollutants and Pathogenic Organisms

Elham Farouk Mohamed and Gamal Awad

Nanostructured Oxide Ceramic Materials for Applications in the Field of Humidity Sensors

Florin Tudorache

Applications of Smart Ceramics in Nano/Micro Sensors and Biosensors

  1. A. Jandaghian and O. Rahmani

Nanostructured Oxides for Photocatalytic Applications

Suman, Surjeet Chahal, Ashok Kumar, Anand Kumar and Parmod Kumar

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Dr. Akshay Kumar is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nanotechnology, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU), India. He received his Ph.D. from School of Physics & Materials Science, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India in 2011 and Masters in Applied Physics from Punjabi University, India in 2005. He has expertise in nanostructured material synthesis and characterization. He has established an Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory at SGGSWU. He is working on the structural-property relations of nanomaterials especially advanced ceramics for various applications. Till date he has worked on various ceramic materials such as boron nitride, boron carbide, tungsten carbide, aluminium nitride, titanium nitride, titanium carbide, etc. He has contributed to the synthesis of engineered nanomaterials for energy, environmental and biological applications.

Dr. Akshay has authored more than 70 research articles in peer reviewed journals. He has also served as reviewer for reputed scientific publishing groups like Elsevier, Springer, American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, etc. Till date, he has successfully supervised more than 30 undergraduate students, 29 postgraduate students and 6 doctoral students. Currently, he is supervising 4 Ph.D. students. He has handled research projects from Department of Science & Technology (DST-SERB) and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (DAE-BRNS), Govt. of India. He is actively working on various collaborations in the field of nanotechnology.