Advances in Nanotechnology and the Environment
by Juyoung Kim (Kangwon National University, South Korea)
Hardback 232 pages 2011-08-31 Print ISBN: 9789814241557 eBook ISBN: 9789814241601 DOI: 10.4032/9789814241601
List price : $149.95
Nanoparticles and nano-sized materials created by nanotechnology (NT) have been considered unique and sole solution to overcome the limitations of other technologies and widen their applications. Although these materials have been widely used in environmental technology (ET), most of environmental applications of nanoparticles were limited to the fabrication of nano-sensors for the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and as nano-sized catalysts for air purification systems. So, the use of nanoparticles for the direct removal of pollutants from contaminated soil and wastewater has been seldom reported. However, environmental processes for soil remediation, wastewater treatment, and air purification strongly need innovative new materials to highly improve their performance and efficiency. So, demands for materials created by NT in ET are stronger than ever.
This book presents the possible applications of nano-sized materials in all environmental processes, providing the most reliable guideline for the selection of nanomaterials to improve the efficiency of environmental processes. It focuses on designing specific nanomaterials for environmental processes and pollutants. It presents the impact and influence of nanomaterials on the environment and discusses how to avoid causing secondary contamination by the use of nanomaterials. The book provides proper information about nanomaterials for potential users who will use and apply nanomaterials in ET.
|1||Chapter 1: Amphiphilic Organic Nanoparticles as Nano-Absorbent for Pollutants|
|17||Chapter 2: Use of Amphiphilic Cross-Linked Polymer Nanoparticles Containing Anionic Hydrophilic Segments for Enhanced Desorption of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) From Aquifer Soil|
|45||Chapter 3: Use of Amphiphilic Nonionic Polymer Nanoparticles for Removal of Hydrophobic Pollutants from Soil|
|79||Chapter 4: Adsorption and Concentration of Organic Contaminants by Carbon Nanotubes from Environmental Samples|
Hongyun Niu and Yaqi Cai
|137||Chapter 5: Efficient Removal of Organic Pollutants and Metal Ions Using Amphiphilic Polymer Nanoparticle|
Jin Kie Shim
|159||Chapter 6: Nanoparticles for Fuel Cell Applications|
Chang Hyun Lee
|183||Chapter 7: The Occurrence, Behavior, and Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment|
Researchers and engineers in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and nanotechnology; graduate students of chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and materials science and engineering.
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