1st Edition

Nanofillers Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Organic Nanofillers

    338 Pages 112 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book explores the modifying effects of various nanofillers on mechanical and physical properties of polymer nanocomposites. Looking at the four basic aspects of processing, characterization, properties, and applications, it analyzes how their features can allow for innovative multifunction within industry.

    Covering design, production, and manufacture, this book focuses on meeting end-use requirements and the fabrication of materials. The importance of mindful design and the use of an appropriate synthesis method is the primary lens through which theory and practice are discussed. This volume looks at the various synthesis methods available for organic nanofillers and what characterizes them. Properties including mechanical, thermal, electrical, and tribological are thoroughly examined, along with the various computational techniques used to determine them. With important sustainable properties, nanofillers are essential to meeting the increasing demand for biodegradable and environmentally friendly materials. This book details the role nanofillers have to play in sustainability, alongside economic factors such as efficient manufacturing processes.

    This book will appeal to both academic and industrial engineers involved with nanofillers in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and biomedical engineering.

    Chapter 1. Organic Nanofillers and Their Classification Employed in Polymers

    Prakash Chander Thapliyal

    Chapter 2. Dimension-Based Nanofillers: Synthesis and Characterization

    Qazi Adfar, Mohammad Aslam, and Shrikant S. Maktedar

    Chapter 3. Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Organic Nanofillers

    Tousif Reza, Rokib Uddin, Mohammad Fahim Tazwar, Md Enamul Hoque, and Yashdi Saif Autul

    Chapter 4. Standard Reinforcement Methods, Mechanism, Compatibility, and Surface Modification of Nanofillers in Polymers

    Kriti Sharma, G. L. Devnani, Sanya Verma, Mohit Nigam

    Chapter 5. Nanocellulose-Based Green Fillers for Elastomers—Influence of Geometry and Chemical Modification on Properties of Nanocomposites

    Milanta Tom, Sabu Thomas, Bastien Seantier, Yves Grohens, P. K. Mohamed, S. Ramakrishnan, Job Kuriakose

    Chapter 6. Recent Advances in Organic Nanofillers-Derived Polymer Hydrogels

    M. Iqbal Ishra, B. S. S. Nishadani , M. G. R. Tamasha Jayawickrama, M. M. M. G. P. G. Mantilaka

    Chapter 7.  Environmental Impact in Terms of Nanotoxicity and Limitations of Employing Organic Nanofillers in Polymers

    Habibul Islam, Md Enamul Hoque, Shek Md Atiqure Rahman, Faris M. Al-Oqla

    Chapter 8. Natural Nanofillers Family, Their Properties, and Applications in Polymers

    Aswathy Ajayan, Maida Mary Jude

    Chapter 9. Formulation of Polymer Nano-Composite NPK Fertilizer [Cellulose-Graft-Poly (Acrylamide)/Nano-Hydroxyapatite/Soluble Fertilizer] and Evaluation of Its Nutrient Release

    Kiplangat Rop, George N. Karuku and Damaris Mbui

    Chapter 10. Natural Nanofibers Classification, Their Properties, and Applications

    P. A. Nizam and Sabu Thomas

    Chapter 11. Biomedical Applications of Organic Nanofillers in Polymers

    Basma M. Eid


    Dr. Vijay Chaudhary is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Grade-I) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology (A.S.E.T.), Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida (INDIA). He has completed his B. Tech. in 2011 from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, India and then completed M. Tech (Hons) in 2013 from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur, India.He has completed his Ph.D. in 2019 from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Netaji Subhas University of Technology, University of Delhi, India. His research area of interest lies in the area of Processing and characterization of Polymer composites, Tribological analysis of bio-fiber based polymer composites, water absorption of bio-fiber based polymer composites, and surface modification techniques related to polymer composite materials. Dr. Chaudhary has over 08 years of teaching and research experience. He has published more than 40 research papers in peer reviewed international journals as well as in reputed international and national conferences. He has published 16 book chapters with reputed publishers. More than 25 students has completed their Summer Internships, B.Tech. Projects and M.Tech. Dissertations under his guidance. Currently, he is working in the field of bio-composites, nano-composites and smart materials.

    Dr. Bhasha Sharma is currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry, Shivaji College, University of Delhi, India. She received her BSc (2011) in Polymer Sciences from the University of Delhi. Dr. Sharma completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2019 under the guidance of Prof Purnima Jain from the University of Delhi. She has more than 7 years of teaching experience. She has published more than 40 research publications in reputed international journals. Her recently edited book titled "Graphene-based biopolymer nanocomposites" has been published in Springer Nature. Her authored book "3D Printing Technology for Sustainable Polymers" and edited books "Biodegradability of Conventional Plastics: Opportunities, Challenges, and Misconceptions", and "Sustainable Packaging: Gaps, Challenges, and Opportunities," has been accepted in Wiley, Elsevier, and Taylor Francis, respectively. Her research interests revolve around sustainable polymers for packaging applications, environmentally benign approaches for biodegradation of plastic wastes, fabrication of bionanocomposites, and finding strategies to ameliorate the electrochemical activity of biopolymers.

    Dr. Shashank Shekhar is currently an Assistant Professor at Netaji Subhas University of Technology and is also associated with the Quantum Research Centre of Excellence as Associate Director in the Department of Renewable Energy. He completed his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Delhi. Dr. Shekhar has been working on biopolymers and Schiff base metal complexes for the last 5 years and has published more than 20 articles in reputed international journals. He has 6 years of research and teaching experience. Presently, he is working on several projects including the circular economy approach to plastic waste, synthesis of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for energy harnessing, biodegradation of plastic wastes, electrochemical analysis of resultant biodegradable nanocomposites for employment in super-capacitor applications, polymer technology for packaging applications.

    Mr. Partha Pratim Das is pursuing Master of Technology (Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering) in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India. Currently, he is working in the area of field of active food packaging to extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables with Cellulose and Composites Research Group at IIT Hyderabad. He completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering with first-class distinction in the year 2021 from Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India. During his B.Tech, he worked on various projects with the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Guwahati, Assam. He has presented several research papers at national and international conferences and published a good research papers in SCI journals and book chapters to his credit with reputed publishers including Springer, CRC press (T&F), and Elsevier. He also served as a reviewer in Materials Today: Proceedings and Applied Composite Materials, Springer. In the year 2020, he received the Innovative researcher of the year award. He is also a Certified Executive of Lean Management and Data Practitioner (Minitab and MS-Excel) from the Institute for Industrial Performance and Engagement (IIPE), Faridabad, India. He is a community associate member at American Chemical Society (ACS). His area of research includes natural fibre-based composites, processing and characterization of polymer matrix composites, nanofiller-based composites for various applications and biodegradable food packaging materials.