1st Edition

Green Nanomaterials in Energy Conversion and Storage Applications

Edited By Ishani Chakrabartty, Khalid Rehman Hakeem Copyright 2024
    266 Pages 16 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    266 Pages 16 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    With the ever-increasing demand for energy worldwide, nations are looking for suitable options to solve the energy crisis, a matter of serious global concern. Many nations around the world are investing huge capital in the quest for sustainable energy sources. Fossil fuels are very limited, and their utilization comes with a number of harmful effects on human health and environment. This book addresses the energy challenge by discussing the various aspects of design, exploitation, and applications of green nanomaterials in energy devices—for energy efficiency, energy conversion, energy storage, and energy saving. The book also addresses the limitations that currently exist and how green nanomaterials can be the utilized as a future prospect towards a sustainable economy.

    The book emphasizes the importance and different modes of synthesis of nanomaterials, with detailed emphasis on green nanomaterials. Energy efficiency and environmental impact of the utilization of green nanomaterials as energy conversion devices are a major focus of the book.

    Key features:

    • Addresses the global energy crisis and presents a picture of depleting resources
    • Highlights the importance of nanomaterials and efficient utilization
    • Explains green synthesis of nanomaterials
    • Discusses the utilization of green nanomaterials for energy conversion
    • Looks at green nanomaterials towards a sustainable economy
    • Discusses the existing challenges and limitations, with prospects of using green nanomaterials in energy conversion devices

    This volume will be a boon for engineers (mechanical, electrical, chemical, etc.), nanotechnologists, biologists, economists, researchers, scientists, and others who are called to address solutions to the energy crises with green nanomaterials.

    1. An Introduction to Nanomaterials in Energy Applications

    Kabari Krishna Borah, Yashodhara Goswami, Ishani Chakrabartty, and Khalid Rehman Hakeem

    2. Green Nanomaterials: Importance and Applications

    Mohd Ishfaq Bhat, Shikhangi Singh, Utpreksha Thapliyal, and Asfaq

    3. Global Energy Crisis: Need for Energy Conversion and Storage

    P. Periasamy and Yugal Kishore Mohanta

    4. Energy Conversion and Storage Devices

    Madhusudan B. Kulkarni and Nh. Ayachit

    5. MOF-Based Nanomaterials as Electrocatalysts for Energy Applications

    Naseem Ahmad Khan, Tayyaba Najam, and Syed Shoaib Ahmad Shah

    6. Cellulose-Based Nanomaterials in Energy Conversion/Storage Devices

    Adil Majeed Rather, Arif Hassan Dar, Umair Hussain Shah, Arpita Shome, and Angana Borbora

    7. Recent Advances in Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

    Ruqiya Bhat and Wakeel Ahmed Dar

    8. Thermal Conductivity of Green Nanomaterials: A Special Reference to Nanofluids

    Qudsiya Y. Tamboli, Kranti R. Zakde, Mehboobali Pannipara, and Yugal Kishore Mohanta

    9. Green Nanotechnology for a Sustainable Future

    Roheela Ahmad, Nasir Bashir Naikoo, and Shafat Ahmad Ahanger

    10. Green Nanomaterials for a Sustainable Future Environment

    Anandkumar Naorem, A. Patel, A. Bhaguna, S. Sharma, A. Singh, N. Priya, P. H. Chanu, R. Patel, P. Singh, M. Jaison, B. Sahu, G. Sahu, and S. K. Udayana


    Ishani Chakrabartty, PhD, is now working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), India. She has specialization in biotechnology, particularly in natural products, microbiology, and nanotechnology. She has been teaching graduate and postgraduate students for the past several years. She has published over ten publications in international journals (all Scopus- and WOS-indexed) as well as several chapters with national and international publishers like Springer, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Frontiers, and others. She was appointed as the Head of the Department in P.A. First Grade College, Mangalore University, India, where she served for a year. She has a number of national awards to her credit and holds life memberships in several organizations, including the Biotech Research Society, ECPFO, Indian Science Congress, etc. She was awarded Best Science Story in 2018 by AWSAR-DST, Govt. of India. Currently, she is collaborating with many scientists all over the world for a fruitful knowledge sharing and learning experience. Apart from being a researcher, Dr. Chakrabartty is also an avid writer on social issues in newspapers, magazines, and online forums. She completed her PhD at the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati, India, in 2019.

    Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After completing his doctorate (Botany; specialization in Plant Eco-physiology and Molecular Biology) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India, for a short period. Later, he joined Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, and worked there as a Postdoctorate Fellow and Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor) for several years. Dr. Hakeem has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions, as well as in environmental studies. He is the recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels. He has served as a visiting scientist at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Currently, he is involved with a number of international research projects with different government organizations. To date, Dr. Hakeem has authored and edited more than 35 books with international publishers, including Springer Nature, Academic Press (Elsevier), and CRC Press. He also has to his credit more than 80 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 55 book chapters in edited volumes with international publishers. At present, Dr. Hakeem serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for several high-impact international scientific journals from Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor and Francis, Cambridge, and John Wiley Publishers. He is included in the advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. He is also a fellow of Plantae group of the American Society of Plant Biologists, member of the World Academy of Sciences, member of the International Society for Development and Sustainability, Japan, and member of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology, Korea. Currently, Dr. Hakeem is engaged in studying the plant processes at eco-physiological as well as molecular levels.