This volume, Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Volume 5: Research Methodologies in Modern Chemistry and Applied Science, is designed to fulfill the requirements of scientists and engineers who wish to be able to carry out experimental research in chemistry and applied science using modern methods. Each chapter describes the principle of the respective method, as well as the detailed procedures of experiments with examples of actual applications. Thus, readers will be able to apply the concepts as described in the book to their own experiments.
This book traces the progress made in this field and its sub-fields and also highlight some of the key theories and their applications and will be a valuable resource for chemical engineers in Materials Science and others.
Table of Contents
Adsorption of Malachite Green to Silica Hydrogel
Ayben Top, Handan Kaplan, Sevdiye Atakul Savrık, and Devrim Balkose
Fullerenesin the Air Oxidation Environment
Eldar Zeynalov, Matanat Magerramova, Nazilya Salmanova, and Ayten Baghiyeva
Water Vapor Adsorption by Zeolites
Şefika Çağla Sayılgan and Semra Ülkü
Degradation and Stabilization Issues of Polyethylene in Open Air Applications
Güneş Boru Izmirli, Sevgi Ulutan, and Pinar Tüzüm Demir
Theoretical Calculations on Aza-Scorpiand Systems
J. V. De Julián-Ortiz, L. Pogliani, E. Besalú, B. Verdejo, and E. García-España
Global Water Crisis, Groundwater Remediation and Futuristic Vision of Environmental Engineering Techniques: A Far-Reaching Review
Whey Protein Based Edible Films: Progress and Prospects
Olga B. Alvarez-Pérez, Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, Romeo Rojas, Miguel A. Aguilar-González, and Cristóbal N. Aguilar
Guar Gum as a Promising Hydrocolloid: Properties and Industry Overview
Cecilia Castro-López, Juan C. Contreras-Esquivel, Guillermo C. G. Martinez-Avila, Romeo Rojas, Daniel Boone-Villa, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, and Janeth M. Ventura-Sobrevilla
Bio-Functional Peptides: Biologically Activities, Production and Applications
Gloria Alicia Martínez-Medina, Arely Prado-Barragán, José L. Martínez, Héctor Ruiza, Rosa Ma. Rodríguez, Juan C. Contreras, and Cristóbal N. Aguilar
Bioproducts Obtained from the Bioprocessing of the Banana Peel Waste: An Overview
Sócrates Palacios-Ponce, Anna Ilyina, Rodolfo Ramos-González, Héctor A. Ruiz, José L. Martínez-Hernández, Elda P. Segura-Ceniceros, Miguel A. Aguilar, Olga Sánchez, and Cristóbal N. Aguilar
Current Trends in the Biotechnological Production Fructooligosaccharides
Orlando De La Rosa, Diana B. Muñiz-Márquez, Jorge E. Wong-Paz, Raúl Rodríguez, Rosa Ma. Rodríguez, Juan C. Contreras, and Cristóbal Aguilar
The RSM-CI Emerging Technology for Enabling Biochemical Process: Ethanol Production from Palm Plantation Biomass Waste in Indonesia
Teuku Beuna Bardant, Heru Susanto, and Ina Winarni
Assessment of Quercetin Isolated from Enicostemma littorale Against Few Cancer Targets: An in silico Approach
A.K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of 165 books, as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many International journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), an MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA), a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France).
Ana C. F. Ribeiro, PhD, is a researcher in the Department of Chemisty at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her area of scientific activity is physical chemistry and electrochemistry. Her main areas of research interest are transport properties of ionic and non-ionic components in aqueous solutions. She has experience as a scientific adviser and teacher of different practical courses. Dr. Ribeiro has supervised master degree theses as well as some PhD theses, and has been a theses jury member. She has been referee for various journals as well an expert evaluator of some of the research programs funded by the Romanian government through the National Council for Scientific Research. She has been a member of the organizing committee of scientific conferences and she is an editorial member of several journals. She has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. She is a member of the Research Chemistry Centre, Coimbra, Portugal.
Lionello Pogliani, PhD, is a retired Professor of Physical Chemistry. He received his postdoctoral training at the Department of Molecular Biology of the C. E. A. (Centre d’Etudes Atomiques) of Saclay, France, at the Physical Chemistry Institute of the Technical and Free University of Berlin, and at the Pharmaceutical Department of the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He spent his sabbatical years at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and at the University of Valencia, Spain. He has contributed more than 200 papers in the experimental, theoretical, and didactical fields of physical chemistry, including chapters in specialized books and a book on numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3. A work of his has been awarded with the GM Neural Trauma Research Award. He is a member of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry, and he is on the editorial board of many international journals. He is presently a part-time teammate at the Physical Chemistry department of the University of Valencia, Spain.
Devrim Balköse, PhD, is currently a retired faculty member in the Chemical Engineering Department at Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey. She graduated from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, with a degree in chemical engineering. She received her MS and PhD degrees from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, in 1974 and 1977 respectively. She became Associate Professor in macromolecular chemistry in 1983 and Professor in process and reactor engineering in 1990. She worked as research assistant, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor between 1970–2000 at Ege University. She was the Head of Chemical Engineering Department at Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey, between 2000 and 2009. She is now a retired faculty member in the same department. Her research interests are in polymer reaction engineering, polymer foams and films, adsorbent development, and moisture sorption. Her research projects are on nanosized zinc borate production, ZnO polymer composites, zinc borate lubricants, antistatic additives, and metal soaps.
Francisco Torrens, PhD, is lecturer in physical chemistry at the Universitat de València in Spain. His scientific accomplishments include the first implementation at a Spanish university of a program for the elucidation of crystallographic structures and the construction of the first computational-chemistry program adapted to a vector-facility supercomputer. He has written many articles published in professional journals and has acted as a reviewer as well. He has handled 26 research projects, has published two books and over 350 articles, and has made numerous presentations.
Omari Vasilii Mukbaniani, DSc, is Professor and Chair of the Macromolecular Chemistry Department of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. He is also the Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. He is a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Georgia. For several years he was a member of advisory board and editorial board of the Journal Proceedings of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Chemical Series) and contributing editor of the journals Polymer News, Polymers Research Journal, and Chemistry and Chemical Technology. His research interests include polymer chemistry, polymeric materials, and chemistry of organosilicon compounds, as well as methods of precision synthesis to build block and the development of graft and comb-type structure. He also researches the mechanisms of reactions leading to these polymers and the synthesis of various types of functionalized silicon polymers, copolymers, and block copolymers.