1st Edition

Sustainable Green Nanomaterials Synthesis, Characterization, and Engineering Applications

Edited By Shrikaant Kulkarni, Megh R. Goyal Copyright 2024
    322 Pages 9 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Green nanomaterials are in great demand as natural substitutes to conventional chemical-based, eco-toxic materials in fabricating numerous eco-friendly products that are biodegradable and biocompatible and eco-benign for a plethora of applications in biomedicine, textiles, agriculture, and many other industries. This new book, Sustainable Green Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Engineering Applications, presents an overview of fabrication, testing, and utility of green nanomaterials in sustainable agriculture, smart drug delivery, wastewater treatment, and healthcare.

    The first section of the book is devoted to the synthesis, characterization, and general applications of green nanomaterials, looking specifically at electrospun polymer nanofibers and carbon quantum dots. The book goes on to introduce applications of green nanomaterials, such as green polymeric nanocomposites, green nanocarriers, etc., in crucial areas such as agriculture, healthcare, and wastewater treatment. It also looks at the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for removal of heavy metals from water using green nanomaterials.

    A section is devoted to the applications of green nanomaterials in drug delivery for targeted drug delivery. It also considers the use of nanotools for delivery of anticancer drugs.

    This volume will be a valuable resource for academicians, research scholars, and others in the scientific community who are investing their time and energy in designing and developing novel, state-of-the-art and sustainable nanomaterials in tandem with meeting the objectives of sustainable development goals.


    1. Green Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers: Preparation, Challenges, and Applications

    Vishal Gavande, Vasi Shaikh, and Won-Ki Lee

    2. Green Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Carbon Quantum Dots

    Varinderjit Kaur, Heena Rekhi, And Varinder Singh, and Deepika Garg


    3. Applications of Green Polymeric Nanocomposites in Healthcare

    Vasi Ahmed Ebrahim Shaikh and Ishrat Vasi Shaikh

    4. Applications of Nanocarriers Derived from Green Nanomaterials in Healthcare

    Anjali Pandit, Tarun Kumar Kumawat, Varsha Kumawat, Vishnu Sharma, and Manish Biyani

    5. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Application for Removal of Heavy Metals from Water Using an Adsorption Process

    Shraddha Khamparia, Shrikaant Kulkarni, and Dhananjay Bhatkhande

    6. Role of Green Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agriculture

    Rahul Gogoi, Anshu Chanderwal, Priyadarshini Deka, Jugabrata Das, Madhumita Barooah, and Sudipta Sankar Bora


    7. Nanocomposite-Enabled Drug Delivery Systems: An Emerging Technology

    Priyanka E. Doke-Bagade and Om M. Bagade

    8. Green Nanomaterials for Sustainable Targeted Drug Delivery Systems

    Tarun Kumar Kumawat, Varsha Kumawat, Vishnu Sharma, Manish Biyani, and Nalinee Kumari

    9. Scope of Nanotools for Delivery of Anticancer Drugs

    Shrikaant Kulkarni


    10. Scope of Biopolymers: Nanoscience and Nanotechnological Perspectives

    Anant D. Kulkarni and Aditi M. Chavan

    11. Sustainability of Nanomaterials: Retrospects and Prospects

    Shikha Gulati, Anoushka Amar, Sheetal Olihan, Lakshita Chhabra, and Akangkha Choudhury


    Shrikaant Kulkarni, PhD, has 37 years of teaching and research experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Vishwakarma University, Pune, India. He has been teaching subjects such as engineering chemistry, green chemistry, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, catalysis, chemical engineering materials, industrial organization, and management, to name a few during his long career. He has published over 100 research papers in national and international journals and conferences. He has authored 33 book chapters in CRC, Springer, and Elsevier books. He has edited nine books from Apple Academic Press/CRC Press. He has coauthored four textbooks on chemistry as well. His areas of interest are analytical and green and sustainable chemistry. He is a reviewer and editorial board member of many journals in analytical chemistry and nanoscience. He has been invited by UNESCO to give a talk on ""Green Chemistry Education for Sustainable Development"" at the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) international conference on green chemistry held at Bangkok (Thailand), which was well-received. He was appointed as an innovation summit judge in a Conrad Challenge competition for teams from across the world, sponsored by NASA. He has been instrumental in formulating and coordinating Rio Summit and Conference of the Parties (COP) programs dedicated to sustainable development at his institute by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). He possesses a master’s degree in Chemistry; an MPhil in Chemistry, Economics, Political Science, Business Management; and a PhD in Chemistry. He has been a resource person for various national and international events.

    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico and was proclaimed as the ""Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century"" by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 100 books.