1st Edition

Sustainable Nanomaterials for Biosystems Engineering Trends in Renewable Energy, Environment, and Agriculture

    554 Pages 19 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    554 Pages 19 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume explores the integration of bionanomaterials and sustainable resources for the development of new and emerging sustainable processes. It highlights the concept of essential bionanomaterials derived from sustainable resources with examples of interdisciplinary methodologies and research that highlight the reuse of biomass waste as well as the proper usage of green technologies. The volume considers the most recent trends, challenges, and applications in bionanomaterials derived from sustainable sources in energy production and environmental mitigation.

    The book looks at state-of-the-art trends in the use of bionanomaterials for renewable energy such as in production of solar energy, for energy harvesting, and for energy conversion and storage. Chapters consider the application of bionanomaterials for the development of improved optical and electrical biosensors. The volume goes on to address the promising use of bionanomaterials for environmental remediation, such as for recovering heavy metals, radioactive metals, and other pollutants from wastewater, from river water, from soils, etc. Other topics include the use of sustainable nanomaterials in the food industry, in the biomedical field, in ecological research, and more.


    1. Usage of Bionanomaterials in Production of Solar Energy

    Md. Jahidul Haque, Zahidul Islam, Ahmed Sidrat Rahman Ayon, Akib Jabed, Zarin Rafa Shaitee, Sanzana Tabassum Proma, Mst. Esmotara Begum, M. Humayan Kabir, M. Mintu Ali, M. Abdul Kaiyum, and M. S. Rahman

    2. Scope of Bionanomaterials in Generation of Solar Energy

    Ambreen Ashar, Muhammad Zeshan, Muhammad Mohsin, Noshin Afshan, Zeeshan Ahmad Bhutta, and Alina Bari

    3. Advanced Electrochemical Bionanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

    Suman Gandi, Saran Srihari Sripada Panda, Saidi Reddy Parne, Nagaraju Pothukanuri, and Gangaraju Gedda


    4. Carbon Nanomaterials for Optical and Electrical Biosensors

    Hridoy Jyoti Bora, Gautomi Gogoi, Samiran Upadhyaya, Kangkan Jyoti Goswami, Geeti Kaberi Dutta, and Anamika Kalita

    5. Recent Trends in Graphene-Derived Applications for Energy Harvesting and Biosensing

    Vedant A. Joshi and Girish M. Joshi

    6. Nanomaterials for Biosensing Applications: Concepts and Recent Advancements

    Jnanraj Borah and Anupam Chetia


    7. Advanced Bionanomaterials for Environmental Remediation

    Jaya Gangwar, Joseph Kadanthottu Sebastian, and Preethy Chandran

    8. Advanced Bionanomaterials for Environmental Clean Recovery Process

    Noshin Afshan and Alina Bari

    9. Advanced Bionanomaterials for Heavy Metals and Radioactive Metals Recovery Process

    Gayathri Vijayakumar, Surya Arcot Venkatesan, Suparna Perumal, and Shivani Kumar

    10. Advanced Bionanomaterials Used to Recover Pollutants from Wastewater

    Noshin Afshan, Alina Bari, Ayub Khan, and Yaqoob Shah

    11. Role of Nanomaterials in the Treatment of Polluted Cauvery River Water in Tiruchirappalli District (TamilNadu)

    R. Arulnangai and Kamal Ahmad Qureshi

    12. Potential Nanomaterials for Bioremediation and Biodegradation

    Vijaya Geetha Bose, Shreenidhi Krishnamurthy Subramaniyan, Saranya Sri Santhanam, Shreaya Bhaskar, and Sowmia Narayan Sridhar

    13. Smart Nanomaterials for Bioremediation and Biodegradation: Laboratory and On-Site Applications and Future Trends

    Zeynep Yilmaz-Sercinoglu, Selcen Durmaz-Sam, Fulden Ulucan-Karnak, and Cansu Ilke Kuru


    14. Scope of Nanotechnology in Biomedical and Ecological Research

    Dwaipayan Sinha and Arpita De

    15. Green Nanotechnology: The Novel and Emerging Strategy for Sustainable Development

    Ria Ghosh, Priyanjana Ghosh, Somnath Kar, Suchetana Mukherjee, and Dwaipayan Sinha

    16. Sustainable Nanomaterials for the Food Industry: Current Scenario and Perspectives

    Vishal Sharma, Abhishek Kumar, Neha Kumari, and Manisha Thakur


    Junaid Ahmad Malik, PhD, is a Lecturer with the Department of Zoology at Government Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K), India, and is actively involved with teaching and research activities. He has more than eight years of research experience. His areas of interest are ecology, soil macrofauna, wildlife biology, conservation biology, etc. Dr. Malik has published 21 research articles and technical papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored and edited books, book chapters, and more than 10 popular editorial articles. He also serves as an editor and reviewer of several journals. He has participated in several state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia and has more than 20 conference papers to his credit.

    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 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.

    Mohamed Jaffer M. Sadiq, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Chemical Science and Technology at Yunnan University in Kunming, P.R. China. Dr. Sadiq has published over 20 research and technical papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He is also serving as an editor and reviewer for several journals. He has participated in several state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia. Dr. Sadiq has more than 10 years of industrial and research experience. His areas of interest are photocatalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, wastewater treatment, biomaterials, bio-nanotechnology, etc.