1st Edition

Materials from Natural Sources Structure, Properties, and Applications

Edited By Ramesh L. Gardas, Neha Patni, AMITA CHAUDHARY Copyright 2025
    328 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book comprises of interdisciplinary topics including consolidating research activities in all experimental and theoretical aspects of natural advanced materials in the fields of science, engineering and medicine including structure, synthesis, processing, physico-chemical properties, and applications.

    The book covers formulation for natural and organic cosmetics, CO2 sequestration, drug delivery systems, biosensors and other related topics. In addition, case study including some data are presented that demonstrate the growing interest and cost benefits of biomaterials.


    The main features of the book are-


    1 Discusses the properties and applications of materials from natural sources from environmental and biomedical engineering perspective                                                                                          

    2 Explores properties of natural materials used in drug delivery, biofuel, adsorbents, waste water treatment, cosmetics, and so forth                                                                                            

    3 Includes study of recent and emerging biomaterials                                                                                         

    4 Details applications of natural materials in varied areas                                                                                    

    5 Introduces structure and mechanisms of self-healing material, biomaterial, biofuel, polymers, and adsorbents                                                                                             

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in chemical, environmental, and natural resource engineering.


    Chapter 1. Introduction to materials from natural sources and their applications

    Neha Patni, Amita Chaudhary

    Chapter 2. Adsorbent Materials

    Neha Mistry, Vijay Patel, Paresh Parekh, Parth Naik, Nadavala Siva Kumar, Rohit L. Vekariya, Mehul Khimani

    Chapter 3. Natural fibre-based adsorbents for heavy metals and dyes removal

    L.S. Maia, A.I.C. da Silva, N.C. Zanini, L.T. Carvalho, P.H.F. Pereira, S.F. Medeiros, D.S. Rosa, D.R. Mulinari


    Chapter 4. Biomaterial for wastewater treatment

    Keshava Joshi, Lokeshwari Navalgund, Vinayaka B. Shet


    Chapter 5. Biomaterials to Bioethanol: A Practical Approach  

    Vinayaka B. Shet, Keshava Joshi, Lokeshwari Navalgund, Sandesh K., Ujwal P.Nabisab Mujawar Mubarak

    Chapter 6. Biosensors: General Introduction, Working, and its Applications

    Shobhana Sharma

    Chapter 7. Biomaterials in Electrochemical Applications  

    Jose A. Lara-Ramos and Fiderman Machuca-Martinez, Jennyfer Diaz-Angulo, Edgar Mosquera-Vargas and Jesús E. Diosa


    Chapter 8. A Comprehensive Review on Electrochemical sequestration of Carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added chemicals: A Materials Perspective Approach   

    A. Karthik Chandan, C. Uday Kumar,  P. Uma Maheshwari, R. Kiran Kumar Reddy, and Dilip Kumar Behara

    Chapter 9: Materials for Drug Delivery

    Kamalika Sen, Priti Sengupta

    Chapter 10: Self-healing and Self-cleaning Nature Inspired Surfaces

    Vickramjeet Singh, Shikha Indoria, Madhu Bala, Ramesh L. Gardas, Yan-Ling Yang

    Chapter 11: Natural Cosmetics

    Dharmesh Varade


    Chapter 12: Role of Upcycled Foods for Global Food Security

    Misha Patel



    Dr. Ramesh Laxminarayan Gardas is a distinguished researcher and educator in the field of Chemistry. With the PhD in Chemistry from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, and postdoctoral research experience at prestigious institutions like the University of Coimbra, University of Aveiro (Portugal), and Queen’s University Belfast (UK), his expertise lies in ionic liquids' physico-chemical properties and applications.In 2010, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, as an Assistant Professor and rose through the ranks to become a full Professor in 2020. His work focused on 'Chemical Thermodynamics' and 'Phase Equilibria,' primarily exploring eco-friendly solvent systems. Recognized for his contributions, Dr. Gardas serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, and ranks among the "World’s Top 2% Scientists." His impact on the scientific community through research, teaching, and leadership is substantial.

    Dr. Neha Patni is working as Assistant Professor (Chemistry) in Nirma University. She has more than 17 years of experience in the field of teaching and research. She obtained her PhD in the area of electrochemical applications of polymer. She has authored 2 books and 10 book chapters published by publication houses of international repute. She has also authored 16 papers published in International referred Journals and more than 50 papers presented/published in International Conferences/Proceedings. She has been conferred with the prestigious Award of Best Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Department for her Teaching Methodology in 2015 and Research Consultancy Awards for publishing quality research paper for the year 2020 from Nirma University. She has also won the Best Research Paper Award six times in various International Conferences. The projects guided by her, have received various National Awards like Earthian Face Off Challenge, First position-Technical Essay Competition, Outstanding Young Chemical Engineer Award. She is a life member of several organizations like Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), Association of Chemistry Teacher (ACT) etc. She has been appointed as Reviewer of International referred Journals in the area of polymer, industrial chemistry, energy and environment. She has organised various National Conference, workshop, symposium, webinar and International webinars. She has also completed five minor research projects under internal research grant. Being actively involved in R & D activities, her area of expertise are Polymer Science and Technology, Chemical sensors, Organic Solar cells etc.

     Dr Amita Chaudhary is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Chemistry) in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. She has completed her doctoral studies from the Chemical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She has published the number of papers in the area of ionic liquid synthesis, CO2 sequestration, corrosion science, and waste management, etc. in the International and National referred Journals. She has presented/published her research work in many International and National Conferences/Proceedings. She is actively involved in research and is highly passionate about R&D of new technologies. She has edited one book on “Advance Materials and Technologies for wastewater treatment” in CRC Press and 6 book chapters published by publication houses of international repute. She is certified with JRF-NET and GATE in Chemical Sciences. She has won the best paper presentation award at various conferences. She has a published patent on the synthesis of ionic liquid for carbon capture in collaboration of IIT Delhi and FITT, Delhi. She is actively involved in students Idea Lab projects based on interdisciplinary research and minor funded projects. She is a member of various prestigious organizations like ISTE, IIChE.