1st Edition

Handbook on Applications of Ultrasound Sonochemistry for Sustainability

Edited By Dong Chen, Sanjay K. Sharma, Ackmez Mudhoo Copyright 2012
    744 Pages 12 Color & 544 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Ultrasonic irradiation and the associated sonochemical and sonophysical effects are complementary techniques for driving more efficient chemical reactions and yields. Sonochemistry—the chemical effects and applications of ultrasonic waves—and sustainable (green) chemistry both aim to use less hazardous chemicals and solvents, reduce energy consumption, and increase product selectivity.

    A comprehensive collection of knowledge, Handbook on Applications of Ultrasound covers the most relevant aspects linked to and linking green chemistry practices to environmental sustainability through the uses and applications of ultrasound-mediated and ultrasound-assisted biological, biochemical, chemical, and physical processes.

    Chapters are presented in the areas of:

    • Medical applications
    • Drug and gene delivery
    • Nanotechnology
    • Food technology
    • Synthetic applications and organic chemistry
    • Anaerobic digestion
    • Environmental contaminants degradation
    • Polymer chemistry
    • Industrial syntheses and processes
    • Reactor design
    • Electrochemical systems
    • Combined ultrasound−microwave technologies

    While the concepts of sonochemistry have been known for more than 80 years, in-depth understanding of this phenomenon continues to evolve. Through a review of the current status of chemical and physical science and engineering in developing more environmentally friendly and less toxic synthetic processes, this book highlights many existing applications and the enormous potential of ultrasound technology to upgrade present industrial, agricultural, and environmental processes.

    Emerging Ubiquity of Green Chemistry in Engineering and Technology, Pavel Pazdera
    Introduction to Sonochemistry: A Historical and Conceptual Overview, Giancarlo Cravotto and Pedro Cintas
    Aspects of Ultrasound and Materials Science, Andrew Cobley, Timothy J. Mason, Larisa Paniwnyk, and Veronica Saez
    Ultrasound-Assisted Particle Engineering, Anant Paradkar and Ravindra Dhumal
    Applications of Sonochemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciencess, Robina Farooq
    Ultrasound-Assisted Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Siamak Dadras, Mohammad Javad Torkamany, and Jamshid Sabbaghzadeh
    Ultrasound for Fruit and Vegetable Quality Evaluation, Amos Mizrach
    Ultrasound in Food Technology, Taner Baysal and Aslihan Demirdoven
    Use of Ultrasound in Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry, Boris Ildusovich Kharisov, Oxana Vasilievna Kharissova, and Ubaldo Ortiz-Méndez
    Ultrasound in Synthetic Applications and Organic Chemistry, Murlidhar S. Shingare and Bapurao B. Shingate
    Ultrasound in Synthetic Applications and Organic Chemistry, Rodrigo Cella
    Ultrasound Applications in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Mohammad Majid Mojtahedi and Mohammad Saeed Abaee
    Ultrasound-Assisted Anaerobic Digestion of Sludge, Ackmez Mudhoo and Sanjay K. Sharma
    Ultrasound Application in Analyses of Organic Pollutants in Environment, Senar Ozcan, Ali Tor, and Mehmet Emin Aydin
    Applications of Ultrasound in Water and Wastewater Treatment, Dong Chen
    Ultrasound and Sonochemistry in the Treatment of Contaminated Soils by Persistent Organic Pollutants, Reena Amatya Shrestha, Ackmez Mudhoo, Thuy-Duong Pham, and Mika Sillanpää
    Role of Heterogeneous Catalysis in the Sonocatalytic Degradation of Organic, Pollutants in Wastewater, Juan A. Melero, Fernando Martínez, Raul Molina, and Yolanda Segura
    The Degradation of Organic Pollutants Using Ultrasound, Kandasamy Thangavadivel, Mallavarapu Megharaj, Ackmez Mudhoo, and Ravi Naidu
    Applications of Ultrasound to Polymer Synthesis, Boon Mian Teo, Franz Grieser, and Muthupandian Ashokkumar
    Mechanistic Aspects of Ultrasound-Enhanced Physical and Chemical Processes, Vijayanand S. Moholkar, Thirugnanasambandam Sivasankar, and Venkata Swamy Nalajala
    Ultrasound-Assisted Industrial Synthesis and Processes, Cezar Augusto Bizzi, Edson Irineu Müller, Érico Marlon de Moraes Flores, Fábio Andrei Duarte, Mauro Korn, Matheus Augusto Gonçalves Nunes, Paola de Azevedo Mello, and Valderi Luiz Dressler
    Development of Sonochemical Reactor, Keiji Yasuda and Shinobu Koda
    Ultrasound for Better Reactor Design: How Chemical Engineering Tools Can Help Sonoreactor Characterization and Scale-Up, Jean-Yves Hihn, Marie-Laure Doche, Audrey Mandroyan, Loic Hallez, and Bruno G. Pollet
    Sonoelectrochemistry: From Theory to Applications, Bruno G. Pollet and Jean-Yves Hihn
    Combined Ultrasound–Microwave Technologies, Pedro Cintas, Giancarlo Cravotto, and Antonio Canals
    Integrating Ultrasound with Other Green Technologies: Toward Sustainable Chemistry, Julien Estager


    Dr. Dong Chen has been doing fundamental research in sonochemistry, environmental chemistry, and water and wastewater treatment technologies. States. He serves as a principal and coprincipal investigator of several funded scientific research projects. Before this position, he worked as a visiting assistant professor at Lamar University, Texas. Even earlier, Dr. Chen was an instructor and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico and worked on a couple of research projects sponsored by national laboratories. He received his PhD in civil (environmental) engineering with a minor in geological science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, in 2005. In addition, he received his master’s and bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Nanyang Technological University and Tongji University, respectively. Besides his research experience, Dr. Chen had been working as a full-time engineering consultant for more than two years. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio.

    An internationally acclaimed, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) Prof. Sanjay K. Sharma, FRSC is a Ph.D. (1999) in Organic Chemistry from Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India and is a renowned author and editor of many books, research journals, and hundreds of articles from last twenty years. He has authored over 100 Research papers including many comprehensive Review articles in high-impact journals of international repute and contributed 21 Books from the internationally acclaimed publication houses so far. For his contribution in the area of Green Chemistry and Environmental Sustainability, he has also been included in the "World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists" for last two consecutive years (i.e. 2020 and 2021) published by Stanford University, USA. Presently Prof. Sharma is working as Professor of Chemistry and Dean (Research) at JECRC University, Jaipur, India.

    Ackmez Mudhoo obtained his BEng (Hons) in chemical and environmental engineering from the University of Mauritius in 2004. He then received his MPhil from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Mauritius, in 2007. His research interests encompass the bioremediation of solid wastes and wastewaters by composting, anaerobic digestion, phytoremediation, and biosorption. Aside from research, has professional experience as consultant chemical process engineer for China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE, Mauritius) from February 2006 to March 2008. He is also the coeditor of Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability. He is presently a lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius.