1st Edition

Metal Oxide–Based Carbon Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation and Safety

Edited By Rayees Ahmad Zargar, Saleem Ahmad Yatoo Copyright 2024
    310 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book focuses on nanotechnology for the preparation of metal oxide–based carbon nanocomposite materials for environmental remediation. It analyses the use of nanomaterials for water, soil, and air solutions, emphasizing the environmental risks of pollution. It further explores how magnetic and activated carbon nanomaterials are being used for a sustainable environmental protection of water and soil, and detection of harmful gases. The status and major challenges of using carbon-based nanomaterials on a large scale are explained, supported by relevant case studies.


    • Exhaustively covers nanotechnology, metal oxide–carbon nanocomposites and their application in soil, water, and air treatments
    • Explores pollutants nano-sensing and their remediation towards environmental safety
    • Includes economics analysis and environmental aspects of metal oxide materials
    • Describes why properties of oxide carbon–based nanomaterials are useful for environmental applications
    • Discusses current case studies of remediation technologies

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in nanotechnology, environmental technology, and remediation.

    Chapter 1. Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Antimicrobial Application
    Santosh Singh Golia, Rayees Ahmad Zargar, and Manju Arora

    Chapter 2. Environmentally Friendly Green Approaches and Applications of Nanoparticles
    Anita Rani, Nirantak Kumar, and Manoj Kumar

    Chapter 3. Economic Analysis and Environmental Aspect of Metal Oxide Materials
    Saleem Ahmad Yatoo, G. N. Najar, Sajad Ahmad Rather, Rayees Ahmad Zargar, Ab Qayoom Mir, and S. A. Shameem

    Chapter 4. Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy: Present Status and Future Demand
    Ajay Singh, Vishal Singh, Manju Arora, Balwinder Kaur, Archana Sharma, and Sunil Sambyal

    Chapter 5. Evaluation of the Healthiness of Nanomaterials: Environmental and Human Health Approaches
    Km Madhuri Singh, Paulami Sahu, and Saleem Ahmad Yatoo

    Chapter 6. Fundamentals of Functional Materials: Applications for Clean Environment
    Vidya Spriha Kujur, Mrinal Poddar, Tarun Kumar Dhiman, Avinash Kumar Singh, and Rahul Kumar

    Chapter 7. Metal Oxide with Activated Carbon for Wastewater Treatment 
    Farha Shahabuddin, Ab Qayoom Mir, Badri Vishal Meena, Afsar Ali, and Saleem Ahmad Yatoo

    Chapter 8. Nano–Metal Oxide–Based Materials for Contaminated Soil Treatment
    Rayees Ahmad Zargar, Saleem Ahmad Yatoo, S. A. Bhat, S. A. Shameem, Manju Arora, and Ab Qayoom Mir

    Chapter 9. Recent Advancements and Applications of Nanosensors in Various Fields
    Briska Jifrina Premnath, Bichandarkoil Jayaram Pratima, Ragunath Ravichandiran, Manoj Kumar Srinivasan, and Namasivayam Nalini

    Chapter 10. Review on Attributes and Device-Designing Technologies on Sensors (Chemical, Biochemical, Nano- and Bioanosensors): History, Importance, Key Challenges and Future Prospects along with Selective Case Studies
    Vinars Dawane, Jayandra Kumar Himnashu, Pankaj Kumar, Sunil Kumar Patidar, Satish Piplode, Sonu Sen, Saleem Ahmad Yatoo, Man Mohan Prakash, and Bhawana Pathak

    Chapter 11.  Metal Oxide Decorated CNT Nanosensors: A Brief Overview
    Saleem Khan, Vaishali Misra, Ajay Singh, and Vishal Singh

    Chapter 12.  Metal Oxide–Based Carbon Nanocomposites for Pollutants Nanosening
    Krishna Kumari Swain, Rodrigo A. Abarza Munoz, Sapna Sudan, Bijay Kumar Behera, and Rayees Ahmad Zargar


    Dr Rayees Ahmad Zargar is working as an assistant professor at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (J&K) in the Department of Physics. Dr Zargar received his PhD on iron-based superconductors in the Physics Department from Jamia Millia Islamia in March 2016. Later, he joined the National Physical Laborator, New Delhi, as a postdoc researcher. He has wide expertise in the field of superconductors, manganites, and optical properties of semiconductors. During the last years, he has concentrated on diluted magnetic semiconductors, where he has used spintronics, sensors, and optoelectronics devices. He is an author and co-author of more than 60 papers with good impact factors, has reviewed many papers, and has authored three books and six chapters. He is an editorial board member of international journals and regular referee of Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (JPCS), Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), Bentham Science and Physics C. He has received a good number of citations according to the Web of Science. He has participated in a number of national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops.

    Dr Saleem Ahmad Yatoo has an MSc in environmental science and sustainable development. He has pursued his MPhil and PhD in environmental science and sustainable development from Central University of Gujarat. He is working as a lecturer in the higher education department of Jammu and Kashmir. He has teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, he has published a good number of papers with publishers of international repute like Springer. He has received a good number of citations globally according to Web of Science and other indexes. He has participated in a number of national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and training programs, as well as outreach courses from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun India. In addition to his other accomplishments, he has qualified National Eligibility Test and Jammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test at the national and state levels, respectively. His areas of expertise are remote sensing and GIS, land surface temperature, land use/land cover change, climate change, ecology, biodiversity, environmental nanotechnology, water pollution analysis, wetland diversity, and limnology, among others.