410 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 79 B/W Illus.
This book covers a number of key research topics and practical applications of modern carbon materials and nanocomposites including: analytical chemistry, bioanalysis, food and pharmaceutical industry as well as several issues associated with civil and environmental engineering. It discusses development of new smart nanocomposites (nanofibers) for building industry as well as application of carbon materials as efficient and highly selective adsorption stationary phases for micropollutants removal (for example, endocrine disrupting compounds) during wastewater technological processes.
An Introduction and Problem Overview. History of Carbon Based Materials. Charcoal, Amorphous Carbon, Graphite, Fullerenes, Nanotubes, Graphene, Diamond and Nanodiamonds. Methods and Protocols for Synthesis and Fabrication of Pure and Functionalized Carbon Materials. Physicochemical Characterization of Carbon Particles and Complex Structures. Analytical, Biomedical and Food Industry Applications. Separation and Analysis of Carbon Nanoparticles, Use of Pure and Functionalized Carbon Structures as Active Materials for Extraction and Separation of Target Molecules, Application of Carbon Nanostructures as Sensing Devices for Quantification of Bioanalytes, Biomarkers and Micropollutants. Application of Carbon Materials in Medicine, Pharmacy and Cosmetology, Application of Carbon Related Materials in Food Packaging. Civil and Environmental Engineering Applications. Carbon Nanofibres Reinforced Concrete, Carbon Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Related Smart Building Materials. Tribological and Lubrication Properties of Carbon Materials, Carbon Nanomaterials in Water Treatment and Disinfection Technologies. Nanosorbents Involving Organic and In-organic Carbon Hybrid Polymers, Environmental Impacts of Carbon Based Nanomaterials on Water Treatment Systems and Surface Water Ecosystems, Ecotoxicological Aspects of Manufacturing and Applications of Carbon Materials. Advances and Future Trends in Application of Various Carbon Based Materials. Composites, Textiles, Heating Devices, Microelectrodes, Flexible Electronics, Lab-on-Chip Real Time Monitoring Devices, Pencil-on-paper Sensors, Chemiresistors and Tension Gauges, Photovoltaic, Energy Production, Conversion and Storage Carbon Based Devices.