1st Edition

Green Synthesized Iron-based Nanomaterials Applications and Potential Risks

By Piyal Mondal, Mihir Kumar Purkait Copyright 2023
    138 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers different green approaches used for the preparation of iron-based nanoparticles and their environmental remediation applications. It investi-gates various environmental applications such as antimicrobial studies, dye and heavy metal removal, and wastewater pollutant degradation by various green syn-thesized iron nanomaterials. Critical analysis of different routes and the sepa-ration techniques of iron-based nanomaterials along with the potential impacts of iron nanoparticles on human health and the atmosphere are also discussed.

    Overall, the authors:

    • Summarize all the basic aspects of synthesis and application of iron-based green nanomaterials
    • Explain morphological parameters of the prepared nanomaterials obtained from different routes and their specific applications
    • Include different separation techniques from an industrial point of view
    • Exclusively cover specific environmental remediation applications
    • Discuss the future scope and challenges of green processes

    This book is aimed at researchers and professionals in chemical and environmental engineering, materials science, and nanotechnology.

    1. Green Synthesis of Iron Nanomaterials and its Mechanism 2. Biocompatible Reagents-based Green Synthesis 3. Microbial Synthesis 4. Plant Source Mediated Synthesis 5. Synthesis Utilizing Plant Wastes 6. Other Modes of Green Synthesis 7. Environmental Applications of Green Synthesized Iron Nanoparticles 8. Biomedical and Diagnostic Applications of Iron-based Nanomaterials 9. Iron-based Catalysis towards Biomass Processing 10. Environmental Hazard and Toxicity Study of Iron-based Nanomaterials 11. Critical Analysis and Future Scopte of Green Synthesis Routes


    Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Head Centre for the Environment at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). Prior to joining as faculty in IITG (2004), he has received his PhD and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) after completing his B. Tech and B. Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from University of Calcutta. He became the Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET, UK,2020), Life Fellow of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, LFIIChE, 2020), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, UL, 2017) Fellow of Institute of Engineers (FIE, 2016). He has received several awards including ÔÇťAbdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship (2020) from Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), erdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering for the year 2018 from Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Young Scientist Medal Award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2009), Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), (2009) Govt. of India. He is the director of 2 incubated company (viz. RD Grow Green India Pvt. Ltd. and Vixudha Bio Products Ltd.). He is also technical advisor of Gammon India Ltd and Indian Oil Corporation, Bethkuchi for their treatment plant. His current research activities are focused in four distinct areas viz. i) advanced separation technologies, ii) waste to energy, iii) smart materials for various applications and iv) process intensification. In each of the area, his goal is to synthesis stimuli responsive materials and to develop a more fundamental understanding of the factors governing the performance of the chemical and biochemical processes. He has more than 20 years of experience in academics and research and published more than 220 papers in different reputed journals (Citation: >10,000, h-index = 58, 10 index = 125). He has 8 patents and completed 28 sponsored and consultancy projects from various funding agencies. Prof. Purkait has guided 18 numbers of PhD students. He has authored 6 books. Dr. Piyal Mondal received his BTech in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Durgapur, West Bengal (INDIA) during 2012. He completed his Masters and Ph.D.in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (INDIA) in Chemical Engineering. His research work is dedicated to preparing various surface engineered polymers for specific environmental applications. Synthesis of polymeric membranes, green synthesized nano-materials, and hybrid techniques to combat wastewater treatment is also his research focus. He has fabricated different prototypes for environmental separation applications. Currently, he has authored 4 reference books and published 14 peer-reviewed articles in reputed international journals.