1st Edition

Nanotechnology for Environmental Pollution Decontamination Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Detection and Remediation

    560 Pages 15 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    560 Pages 15 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume presents informative research on the different aspects of employing nanotechnology for environmental pollution decontamination, highlighting the main tools, methods, and approaches for contaminants detection and remediation.

    The book takes a biotechnological point of view that considers the main environmental pollutants; the safety and economic aspects of nanoremediation, nanosensors and nanobiosensors for the detection of pollutants; and strategies to promote nanoremediation and nanobioremediation. The chapters offer a comprehensive overview of nanotechnologic strategies as essential tools to restore polluted environments and to make more feasible and harmonic the pathway to sustainable development. The volume also discusses the use of sensors to detect pollutants and to monitor the quality of environmental restoration.

    Topics include nanozymes; organic and inorganic pollutants threatening human health; different types of carbon-based and non-carbon-based nanomaterials in nanosensors and nanobiosensors to detect environmental pollution; nanomaterials that specifically deal with water, soil, or air pollution; and assisted nanoremediation promoted by plants (nanophytoremediation) or microorganisms (for example, mycorrhizal fungus) that promote in situ nano-phyto-mycorrhizo-remediation. Also addressed are aspects related to a macroperspective of nanoremediation that highlight the economic aspects related to nanotechnology, the safety aspects of the use of nanomaterials, and the sustainability aspects related to the use of nanomaterials in strategies of environmental restoration.

    Nanotechnology for Environmental Pollution Decontamination: Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Detection and Remediation offers extensive and comprehensive knowledge on nanotechnology applied to pollution detection and remediation, assisted or not by biological strategies.


    1. Organic Pollutants Threatening Human Health

    Cássia Michelle Cabral, Kamila Cabral Mielke, Fábio Ribeiro Pires, and José Barbosa Dos Santos

    2. The Risk of Inorganic Environmental Pollution to Humans

    Zia Ur Rahman Farooqi, Muhammad Moaz Khursheed, Nouman Gulzar, et al.


    3. Electrochemical, Optical, Magnetic, and Colorimetric Nanosensors as Tools to Detect Environmental Pollution

    Bambang Kuswandi and Muhammad Afthoni

    4. Nanotechnological Revolution: Carbon-Based Nanomaterials Detecting Pollutants

    Vandana Singh and Shalvi Upadhyay

    5. Applying Noncarbon-Based Nanomaterials to Detect Environmental Contaminants

    Kannan Deepa, Ashish Kapoor, and Prabhakar Sivaraman


    6. Introduction: Nanozymes—Nouvelle Vague of Artificial Enzymes

    Manmeet Kaur, Inderpal Kaur, and Gautam Chhabra

    7. Potential of Nanobiosensors for Environmental Pollution Detection: Nanotechnology Combined with Enzymes, Antibodies, and Microorganisms

    Tamoghni Mitra, Saurav Kumar Sahoo, Arpita Banerjee, et al.

    8. Nanobiosensors Containing Noncarbon-Based Nanomaterials to Assess Environmental Pollution Levels

    Vinars Dawane, Satish Piplode, Vishnu K. Manam, et al.

    9. Carbon-Based Nanomaterials: Nanobiosensors Detecting Environmental Pollution

    Swapnali Jadhav, Ekta B. Jadhav, Swaroop S. Sonone, et al.


    10. Nanomaterials to Remediate Water Pollution

    Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli, Flávia Cristina Policarpo Tonelli, Moline Severino Lemos, and Danilo Roberto Carvalho Ferreira

    11. Carbonaceous Materials for Nanoremediation of Polluted and Nutrient-Depleted Soils

    Guilherme Max Dias Ferreira, Gabriel Max Dias Ferreira, José Romão Franca, and Jenaina Ribeiro-Soares

    12. Air Pollution Management by Nanomaterials

    Yassine Slimani, Essia Hannachi, and Ghulam Yasin


    13. Nano-Phytoremediation: Using Plants and Nanomaterials to Environmental Pollution Remediation

    Ahmed Ali Romeh

    14. Mass Production of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Inoculum and Its Use for Enhancing Biomass Yield of Crops for Food, for In Situ Nano-Phyto-Mycorrhizo Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Water, and for Sustainable Bioenergy Production

    A. G. Khan and A. Mohammad


    15. Hazardous and Safety and Management of Nanomaterials for the Personal Health and Environment

    J. Immanuel Suresh and A. Judith

    16. Economic Impact of Appslied Nanotechnology: An Overview

    Mir Zahoor Gul and Beedu Sashidhar Rao

    17. Sustainability Aspects of Nano-Remediation and Nano-Phytoremediation

    Misbah Naz, Muhammad Ammar Raza, Sarah Bouzroud, et al.


    Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli, PhD, is affiliated with Coletivo Cientistas Feministas, Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brazil. She was previously with the Department of Morphology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, BH – Minas Gerais, Brazil. She specializes in molecular biology and has been studying biotechnological topics such as gene delivery approaches (using engineered viral particles and nanomaterials) aiming for transgenesis. She has taught topics related to biochemistry and molecular biology and has authored scientific articles and more than 30 book chapters from international publishers. She has also reviewed various articles/book proposals. She has presented and participated in many national and international conferences and has helped organize various scientific events. Dr. Tonelli has also dedicated herself to the promotion science and technology through co-funding with an oil and gas corporation. Dr. Tonelli is active in scientific advocation groups for women. Her efforts as an researcher have been recognized with various awards, including "For Women in Science Brazil-L’Oreal/UNESCO/ABC" and "Under30 Brazil–Forbes" and with certificates of merit.

    Rouf Ahmad Bhat, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Cluster University, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, specializing in limnology, toxicology, phytochemistry, and phytoremediation. Dr. Bhat has been teaching graduate and postgraduate students of environmental sciences for the past three years. He is an author of more than 53 research papers and 35 book chapters and has published more than 20 books with international publishers. He has presented and participated in numerous state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposiums. Dr. Bhat has worked as Associate Environmental Expert in a World Bank-funded flood recovery project and as environmental support staff in several Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded development projects. He has received many awards for his services to the science of water testing and air and noise analysis. He has served as an editorial board member and reviewer for several international journals published by Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor and Francis, SAGE and Wiley. Dr. Bhat continues to write and experiment with the diverse capacities of plants for use in aquatic pollution.

    Gowhar Hamid Dar, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar, Department of Higher Education (Jammu and Kashmir), India, where he has been teaching for many years. He has a PhD in Environmental Science with a specialization in Environmental Microbiology (fish microbiology, fish pathology, industrial microbiology, taxonomy and limnology). He has published more than 40 papers in international journals of repute and several books with international publishers. He is guiding a number of students for their master‘s theses. He has been working on the isolation, identification, and characterization of microbes; their pathogenic behavior; and impact of pollution on the development of diseases in fish fauna for the last several years. In addition, he also acts as a member of various research and academic committees. He has received many awards for his services toward science and development.