1st Edition

Eco-Friendly Nano-Hybrid Materials for Advanced Engineering Applications

Edited By S. Ananda Kumar Copyright 2016
    436 Pages 180 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    436 Pages 180 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    436 Pages 180 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new book focuses on eco-friendly nanohybrid. It clearly summarizes the fundamentals and established techniques of synthesis and processing of eco-friendly nanohybrid materials to provide a systematic and coherent picture of synthesis and the processing of nanomaterials.

    The research on nanotechnology is evolving and expanding very rapidly. Nanotechnology represents an emerging technology that has the potential to have an impact on an incredibly wide number of industries, such as the medical, environmental, and pharmaceutical industries. There is a growing need to develop environmentally friendly processes for corrosion control that do not employ toxic chemicals. This book helps to fill this need.

    This volume is a comprehensive compilation of several trending research topics, such as fouling, energy-storing devices, water treatment, corrosion, biomaterials, and high performance materials. The topics are approached in an encompassing manner, covering the basics and the recent trends in this area, clearly defining the problems and suggesting potential solutions.

    Topics in the book include:

    • Synthesis of complex polymer intermediates

    • Synthesis of nanoparticles and nanofibers

    • Binding interaction between nano- and micromaterials

    • Fabrication of polymer nanocomposites

    • Making of functionally terminated nanohybrid coatings

    • Development of corrosion resistant coatings

    • Antifouling coatings

    • Bioceramic materials

    • Materials for therapeutic and aesthetic applications

    Eco-Friendly Nano-Hybrid Materials for Advanced Engineering Applications will benefit a wide variety of those in this field, including:

    • Shipping and coating industries encountering fouling problems

    • Innovators in the field of energy storage and electrical equipment

    • Developers of efficient water treatment systems

    • Biomedical industries looking for novel bio-compatible materials

    • Industries seeking high performance epoxy-based materials needed for specific applications


    Nano-Hybrid Materials for Therapeutic and Aesthetic Applications

    Therapeutic Effect of Small Molecular Entities for Neuroprotection

    Barry Connell, Desikan Rajagopal, and Tarek Saleh

    Preparation, Characterization, Bioactivity and Long-Term Stability of Electrospun, Clay-Reinforced Poly(e-caprolactone)/Starch Hybrid Nano Fibers

    Saravanan Nagappan, G. R. Rajarajeswari, Tirupattur Srinivasan Natarajan, and Chang-Sik Ha

    Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Drinking Water Purification

    Role of Eco-Friendly Adsorbents in Defluoridation of Water

    Natrayasamy Viswanathan and Kalimuthu Pandi

    Advanced Materials for Supercapacitors

    A. Nirmala Grace and R. Ramachandran

    Nanomaterials as Bioceramics

    Silicate Ceramics and Its Composites for Hard Tissue Applications

    Rajan Choudhary, Lakshmi Ravi, and Sasikumar Swamiappan

    Nanobioceramic Hybrid Materials for Biomedical Applications

    T. M. Sridhar and R. Praveen

    Nano-Hybrid Materials for Advanced Engineering Applications

    Green Nano Hybrid Silver-Epoxy Eco-Friendly Coatings

    R. Manjumeena, D. Duraibabu, and S. Ananda Kumar

    Binding Interaction and Morphology Studies of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane Treated Nanoparticles

    P. Saravanan, K. Jayamoorthy, and S. Anandakumar

    Surface Morphological, Thermal and Dielectric Behavior of Toughened Tetraglycidyl Epoxy - POSS Nanocomposites

    D. Duraibabu, S. Ananda Kumar, and R. Manjumeena

    Synergistically C8 Ether Linked Bismaleimide Toughened and Electrically Conducting Carbon Black Epoxy Nanocomposites

    M. Mandhakini and M. Alagar

    Development and Characterization of POSS Reinforced Siliconized Epoxy Nanocomposites

    V. Madhumitha, D. Duraibabu, and S. Ananda Kumar

    Cyanate Esters Based Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites for Low k Dielectric Applications

    M. Alagar and S. Devaraju

    History of Antifouling Coating and Future Prospects for Nanometal/Polymer Coatings in Antifouling Technology

    K. Priya Dasan



    Srinivasan Ananda Kumar, PhD, is a professor of chemistry at the Anna University, Chennai, India. He is a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (European Commission) Visiting Research Fellowship. As a member of staff at Anna University, he has supervised more than 45 postgraduate students (MSc and MTech) and several MPhil and PhD students, reviewing, evaluating, and validating experimental data resulted from their project/PhD work. Dr. Kumar won the Active Researcher Award of Anna University for the year 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the field of nano-hybrid coatings and composites. His research team were runners up for the National Award for research on for petrochemicals and downstream plastic processing from the Central Ministry, Government of India, in February 2015. The author over 40 scientific papers in international journals and several book chapters, Dr. Kumar has developed many technologies for the prevention and remediation of corrosion, fouling, and flame.

    Dr. Kumar’s research accomplishments include the synthesis and characterization of phosphorus containing epoxy and siliconized epoxy coatings and nanocomposites as having superior properties. His current research topics comprise a variety of novel organic-inorganic hybrid POSS-epoxy and nano-hybrid coatings and nanocomposite with anticorrosive and anti-bacterial properties.