Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences

Advanced Research in Nanosciences for Water Technology

Editors: Prasad, Ram, Thirugnanasanbandham, K. (Eds.)

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  • The latest research on nanostructure materials for biosensors, its potential, and applications
  • Emphasis on nanotechnological perspectives of sustainable development in water technology
  • Detailed discussion of the highly useful role of nanomaterials in water filtration, wastewater treatment, and environmental applications
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The establishment of clean, safe water is one of the major challenges facing societies around the globe. The continued urbanization of human populations, the increasing manipulation of natural resources, and the resulting pollution are driving remarkable burden on water resources. Increasing demands for food, energy, and natural resources are expected to continue to accelerate in the near future in response to the demands of these changing human populations. In addition, the complexity of human activities is leading to a diversity of new chemical contaminants in the environment that represent a major concern for water managers. This will create increased pressure on both water quantity and quality, making it increasingly difficult to provide a sustainable supply of water for human welfare and activities.

Although protection of water resources is the best long-term solution, we will also need innovative novel approaches and technologies to water treatment to ensure an adequate superior quality resource to meet these needs. Solving tomorrow’s water issues will require unique approaches that incorporate emerging new technologies.

Great advances have been made in the area of nanotechnology. Due to their unique physical and chemical properties, nanomaterials are extensively used in antibacterial medical products, membrane filters, electronics, catalysts, and biosensors. Nanoparticles can have distinctly different properties from their bulk counterparts, creating the opportunity for new materials with a diversity of applications. Recent developments related to water treatment include the potential use of carbon nanotubes, nanocompositae, nanospheres, nanofibers, and nanowires for the removal of a diversity of chemical pollutants. By exploiting the assets and structure of these new materials, such as increased surface area, high reactivity, and photocatalytic action, it will be possible to create technologies that can be very efficient at removing and degrading environmental pollutants. Understanding and using these unique properties should lead to innovative, cost-effective applications for addressing the complexities of emerging needs for water treatment and protection. Although still in the early stages, research into the application of nanotechnology shows great promise for solving some of these major global water issues. This comprehensive text describes the latest research and application methods in this rapidly advancing field.


About the authors

Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is associate with Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India since 2005. His research interest includes microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and microbial nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than hundred publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and he has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) & Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA (2014); Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; BRICPL Science Investigator Award (ICAABT-2017) and Research Excellence Award (2018). He has been serving as editorial board member: Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Nutrition, Academia Journal of Biotechnology including series editor of Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Springer Nature, USA. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA and presently, working as Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Thirugnanasambandham Karchiyappan, Ph.D. is pursuing a career that contributes the valuable teaching and research in the area of Chemistry and Engineering. He completed Bachelors & Master’s degree in Chemistry from Bharathiyar University, Tamilnadu, India and did Ph.D. in Chemistry (Anna University, Tamilnadu, India) by studying industrial wastewater treatment. He has been focused the research area of wastewater and drinking water purification, biogas generation, CO2 capture, biodegradable polymers and fermentation technology. He has published twenty five research articles in international peer review journals and attended the more than ten seminars or conferences. Presently, working as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in UEM, Brazil.   

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Economic Assessment of Nanomaterials in Bio-Electrical Water Treatment

    Siegert, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Bioconjugated Quantum Dots in Rapid Detection of Water Microbial Load: An Emerging Technology

    Kaur, Indu Pal (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Water Pollution Remediation Techniques with Special Focus on Adsorption

    Mandal, Sujata (et al.)

    Pages 39-68

  • Effect of Nano-TiO2 Particles on Mechanical Properties of Hydrothermal Aged Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

    Nayak, Ramesh Kumar

    Pages 69-93

  • Nanotechnology: An Innovative Way for Wastewater Treatment and Purification

    Rafique, Muhammad (et al.)

    Pages 95-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Research in Nanosciences for Water Technology
Editors
  • Ram Prasad
  • K. Thirugnanasanbandham
Series Title
Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02381-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02381-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02380-5
Series ISSN
2523-8027
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 457
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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