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.
PART I: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
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.
PART II: NANOTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSENSORS
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
PART III: NANOTECHNOLOGY AND NANOBIOSENSORS
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.
PART IV: NANOREMEDIATION.
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
PART V: NANOBIOREMEDIATION
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
PART VI: NANOMATERIALS FEASIBILITY
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.