1st Edition

Nanomaterials from Renewable Resources for Emerging Applications

    542 Pages 140 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nanomaterials from Renewable Resources for Emerging Applications details developments in nanomaterials produced from renewable materials and their usage in food and packaging, energy conservation, and environmental applications.

    • Introduces fundamentals of nanomaterials from renewable resources, including processing and characterization.

    • Covers nanomaterials for applications in food and packaging, including nanocellulose, lignin- and chitosan-based nanomaterials, and nanostarch.

    • Discusses applications in energy conservation, such as supercapacitors, electrolyte membranes, energy storage devices, and insulation.

    • Describes environmental uses such as water remediation and purification and oil spill clean-ups.

    • Highlights advantages and challenges in commercialization of green nanoparticle-based materials.

    Equally beneficial to researchers and professionals, this book is aimed at readers across materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, and related fields interested in sustainable engineering.

    1. Introduction to Nanomaterials from Renewable Resources and Book Overview.
    2. Processing and Characterization of Nanocomposites Containing Green Nanofillers.
    3. Developments in Chitosan-Based Nanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications.
    4. Recent Advancements in Barrier Properties of Lignin Nanomaterial-Based Composites.
    5. Modified Hydrophobic Starch - An Alternate Green Material for Packaging Industry.
    6. Renewable Nanocomposites for Antibacterial Active Food Packaging.
    7. Applications of Lignin in Energy Conversion: Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Photocatalysis.
    8. Nanocellulose-Based Materials as Electrodes in Supercapacitors.
    9. Employment of Green Polysachharide Nanoparticles in Electrolyte Membranes.
    10. Nanocellulose-Based Separators for Energy-Storage Devices.
    11. Employment of Nanolignin in Energy-Storage Devices.
    12. Nanocellulose-Based Facilitated Transport Membranes for Biogas Upgradation.
    13. Aerogels with Green Nanofillers for Flame Retardant Applications.
    14. Recent Trends in Nanochitosan-Based Materials for Environmental Remediation.
    15. Nanocellulose-Based Membranes for Water Purification.
    16. Nanocellulose- and Modified Wood-Based Sorbents for Oily Waste Cleanup .
    17. Carbon Nanomaterials as Renewable Water Purification Materials .
    18. Potential Applications of Polysaccharide-Based Aerogels.
    19. Future Outlook and Challenges in the Applicability of Green Nanomaterials.


    Sandeep S. Ahankari, Amar K. Mohanty, Manjusri Misra