1st Edition

High-Performance Materials and Engineered Chemistry

Edited By Francisco Torrens, Devrim Balköse, Sabu Thomas Copyright 2018
    418 Pages 34 Color & 112 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    418 Pages 34 Color & 112 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    418 Pages 34 Color & 112 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume brings together innovative research, new concepts, and novel developments in the application of new tools for chemical and materials engineers. It contains significant research, reporting new methodologies and important applications in the fields of chemical engineering as well as the latest coverage of chemical databases and the development of new methods and efficient approaches for chemists. This authoritative reference source provides the latest scholarly research on the use of applied concepts to enhance the current trends and productivity in chemical engineering. Highlighting theoretical foundations, real-world cases, and future directions, this book is ideally designed for researchers, practitioners, professionals, and students of materials chemistry and chemical engineering. The volume explains and discusses new theories and presents case studies concerning material and chemical engineering.

    The book is divided into several sections, covering:

    • Advanced Materials

    • Chemoinformatics, Computational Chemistry, and Smart Technologies

    • Analytical and Experimental Techniques

    Optical Thin Film Filters: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

    Sunita Parinam, S. R. S. Praveen Kumar Vemuri, Mukesh Kumar, Neelam Kumari, Krishna Rao Parinam, Vinod Karar, and Amit L. Sharma

    Fabrication of Exceptional Ambient Stable Organic Field-Effect Transistors by Exploiting the Polarization of Polar Dielectric Layer

    Nimmakayala V. V. Subbarao and Dipak K. Goswami

    Nonlinear Thermal Instability in a Fluid Layer under Thermal Modulation

    Palle Kiran

    Application of Random Sequential Algorithm for the Modelling of Macromolecular Chains Cross-Linking Evolution during a Polymer Surface Modification

    Stanislav Minarik, Vladinír Labas, Ondrej Bosak, and Marian Kubliha

    Polyaniline-Coated Inorganic Oxide Composites for Broadband Electromagnetic Interference Shielding

    Muhammad Faisal

    A Comprehensive Review of Membrane Science and Technology and Recent Trends in Research - A Broad Environmental Perspective

    Sukanchan Palit

    Application of Statistical Approaches to Optimize the Productivity of Biodiesel and Investigate the Physicochemical Properties of the Bio/Petro-Diesel Blends

    Nour Sh. El-Gendy and Samiha F. Deriase

    Smart Mobile Devices Emerging Technology: An Enabler to Health Monitoring System

    Heru Susanto

    Principal Component, Cluster and Meta Analyses of Soya Bean, Spanish Legumes and Commercial Soya Bean

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    Electrokinetic Soil Remediation: An Efficiency Study in Cadmium Removal

    Cecilia I.A.V. Santos , Ana C.F. Ribeiro, Diana C. Silva, Victor M.M. Lobo, Pedro S. P. Silva, Carmen Teijeiro, and Miguel A. Esteso

    Nano Sized Nickel Borate Preparation and Characterization

    Merve Turk, Baris Gümus, Fatma Ustun, and Devrim Balköse

    The New Equipment for Clearing of Technological Gases

    R. R. Usmanova and G. E. Zaikov

    Operational and Engineering Aspects of Packed Bed Bioreactors for Solid-State Fermentation

    Ramón Larios-Cruz, Arely Prado-Barragán, Héctor A. Ruiz, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, Julio C. Montañez, and Cristóbal N. Aguilar

    Effects of Glutathione, Phosphonate or Sulfonated Chitosans and Their Combination on Scavenging Free Radicals

    Tamer M. Tamer, Katarína Valachová, Ahmed M. Omer, Maysa M. Sabet, and Ladislav Šoltés


    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.

    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.

    Sabu Thomas, PhD, is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences and Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. The research activities of Professor Thomas include surfaces and interfaces in multiphase polymer blend and composite systems; phase separation in polymer blends; compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends; thermoplastic elastomers; phase transitions in polymers; nanostructured polymer blends; macro-, micro- and nanocomposites; polymer rheology; recycling; reactive extrusion; processing–morphology–property relationships in multiphase polymer systems; double networking of elastomers; natural fibers and green composites; rubber vulcanization; interpenetrating polymer networks; diffusion and transport; and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. He has supervised 68 PhD theses, 40 MPhil theses, and 45 Masters thesis. He has three patents to his credit. He also received the coveted Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country for the year 2008. Very recently, Professor Thomas received the MRSI and CRSI medals for his excellent work. With over 600 publications to his credit and over 23683 citations, with an h-index of 75, Dr. Thomas has been ranked fifth in India as one of the most productive scientists.