The Science of Nanomaterials
Basics and Applications
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Nanoparticles have a smaller size as compared to their micro, macro or bulk counterparts. Reduction in size of these particles provides them with some unique characteristics, such as surface-to-volume ratio, quantum confinement effect, surface plasmon response, widening of band gap, etc. These nanoparticles have attracted attention of scientists all over the globe in last few decades.
Nanomaterials are a requirement of the day as their use is pushing a number of bulk materials out of use. These have numerous applications in varied fields like solar cells, food industries, targeted gene and drug delivery, medical imaging, polymeric materials, sensors, treatment of water, soil and air pollution, etc.
Written in a convenient and easy-to-read style, this book covers the important aspects of nanomaterials by focusing on the many issues related to food and textile industries, treatment of polluted water, health, energy crises, targeted drug delivery, etc. The editors take an interdisciplinary approach to discussing how the scenario will change on a global level in the future and explore when these nanomaterials will replace almost all micro- and macromaterials.
The Science of Nanomaterials is a ready-at-hand guide to the many issues related to the use of nanomaterials in drug and gene delivery, sensors, photosplitting of water, wastewater treatment, microbial diagnosis, textile industries, nanocomposites, food industries (safety, security, packaging and preservation), etc. that will be valuable to students at all levels as well as a refresher for scientists, researchers, policymakers, and others.
Table of Contents
1. Nanomaterials: An Introduction
Suresh C. Ameta
2. Optical Properties of Nanostructured Materials and Their Sensing Applications
S. Biswas and P. Kumbhakar
3. Nanotechnology for Selective Targeting and Cancer Drug Delivery
C. O. Adetunji, O. T. Olaniyan, O. O. Ajayi, O. A. Anani, R. E. Bodunrinde, A. Inobeme, J. B. Adetunji, and D. I. Hefft
4. Cogent and Strategic Approaches for Gene Delivery with Nanostructures
A. Umamaheswari, M. Vijayalakshmi, M. Dhivya Sree, S. Lakshmana Prabu, and A. Puratchikody
5. Nanomaterials for Nanomedical and Nanobiotechnological Studies: Current Status and Applications of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Quantum Dots
6. Carbon Nanotubes for Photosplitting of Water
Neelu Chouhan and Shobhana Sharma
7. Nanomaterials as Effective Tools for Detection and Microbial Diagnosis of Foodborne Pathogens
C. O. Adetunji, A. Inobeme, O. T. Olaniyan, O., A. Anani, J. T. Mathew, R. E. Bodunrinde, J. B. Adetunji, and D. I. Hefft
8. Use of Nanomaterials in Wastewater Treatment
Rakshit Ameta, Jayesh Bhatt, M. N. Avadhanulu, Monika Jangid, Gajanan Kotharu, and Shubang Vyas
9. Layer-by-Layer Assembly as a Powerful Nanofabrication Technique for the Design of Antimicrobial Surfaces in the Textile Industry
Pedro J. Rivero
10. Prospect of Utilizing Novel Nanomaterials for Effective Food Security, Safety, Packaging, and Preservation
C. O. Adetunji, O. A. Anani, O. T. Olaniyan, A. Inobeme, R. E. Bodunrinde, J. T. Mathew, J. B. Adetunji, and D. I. Hefft
11. Bio- and Synthetic Nanocomposites for Food Packaging
12. Fabrication and Applications of Nanocomposites
Saliney Thomas, Jiji Abraham, Soney. C. George, Sabu Thomas, and Shaji P. Thomas
Suresh C. Ameta, PhD, is currently Professor of Eminence and Former Dean, Faculty of Science at PAHER University, Udaipur, India. He has served as Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry at North Gujarat University Patan and at M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, and as Head of the Department of Polymer Science. He also served as Dean of Postgraduate Studies. Prof. Ameta has held the position of President of the Indian Chemical Society, Kotkata, and is now a life-long Vice President. He was awarded a number of prestigious awards during his career, such as national prizes twice for writing chemistry books in Hindi. He also received the Prof. M. N. Desai Award (2004), the Prof. W. U. Malik Award (2008), the National Teacher Award (2011), the Prof. G. V. Bakore Award (2007), a Life-Time Achievement Award by the Indian Chemical Society (2011) as well as the Indian Council of Chemist (2015), etc. Having more than 350 research publications to his credit in journals of national and international repute, he is also the author of many undergraduate- and postgraduate-level books. He has published three books with Apple Academic Press: Chemical Applications of Symmetry and Group Theory; Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis; and Green Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications; and two with Taylor and Francis: Solar Energy Conversion and Storage and Photocatalysis. He has also written chapters in books published by several other international publishers. Prof. Ameta has delivered lectures and chaired sessions at national conferences and is a reviewer of number of international journals. In addition, he has completed major research projects for different funding agencies, such as DST, UGC, CSIR, and Ministry of Energy, Govt. of India.
Rakshit Ameta, PhD, is Associate Professor of Chemistry, J. R. N. Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, India. He has several years of experience in teaching and research in chemistry as well as industrial chemistry and polymer science. He is presently guiding six research students for their PhD theses, and eight students have already obtained their PhDs under his supervision in green chemistry. Dr. Rakshit Ameta has received various awards and recognition in his career, including being awarded first position and the gold medal for his MSc and receiving the Fateh Singh Award from the Maharana Mewar Foundation, Udaipur, for his meritorious performance. He has served at M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur; the University of Kota, Kota; and PAHER University, Udaipur. He has over 100 research publications to his credit in journals of national and international repute. He holds one patent, and two more are under way. Dr. Rakshit has organized several national conferences as Organizing Secretary at the University of Kota and PAHER University. He has delivered invited lectures and has chaired sessions in conferences held by the Indian Chemical Society and the Indian Council of Chemists. Dr. Rakshit was elected as council member of the Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata, and council member and zonal secretary, the Indian Council of Chemists, Agra, as well as Associate Editor, Physical Chemistry Section of the Indian Chemical Society. Dr. Rakshit has also worked as Scientist-in-Charge in the Industrial and Applied Chemistry Section of Indian Chemical Society. He has written five degree-level books and has contributed chapters to books published by several international publishers. He has published three books with Apple Academic Press: Chemical Applications of Symmetry and Group Theory; Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis; and Green Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications; and two with Taylor and Francis: Solar Energy Conversion and Storage and Photocatalysis. His research areas focus on wastewater treatment, photochemistry, green chemistry, microwave-assisted reactions, environmental chemistry, nanochemistry, solar cells, and bioactive and conducting polymers.