Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection by Boris I. Kharisov, ISBN-13: 978-1118496978

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Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection by Boris I. Kharisov, ISBN-13: 978-1118496978

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  • Publisher: ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (January 27, 2015)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 592 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 9781118496978
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1118496978

Provides interdisciplinary approach to applying nanomaterials to disinfect water, air and soil.

Environmental applications of nanotechnology have, for decades, been productive in the treatment of surface water, groundwater and wastewater. With emerging nano-based products, nanotechnology continues to deal efficiently with contaminants, including toxic metal ions, organic and inorganic solutes and microorganisms, in water treatment systems. Comprehensively written by experts in the field, Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection presents and covers in depth the various nanomaterial processing methods for water, air, and soil solutions, with an emphasis on environmental risks.

This book is divided into four main sections and provides:

Background review on nanomaterials’ two-decade study

Discussion of the characterization and application of unconventional disinfectants, namely antimicrobial nanomaterials

Special attention to the process of remediation, synthetics techniques, and properties of nanomaterials

Examples to which readers, with or without afore knowledge of the field, can relate and apply their research

Despite the continuous struggle with contamination and pollution in our everyday environments, the research and development of nano-based technologies continue to expand and discover the ultimate purification solution. This book reflects the endeavour of renowned experts in the ever-growing field by sharing and informing readers of the state-of-the-art techniques for environmental protection, taking into account the nonconventional ones, as well as the hazardous implications of certain methods.

Boris I. Kharisov, PhD, is Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL). He received his PhD in inorganic chemistry from the Moscow State University, Russia, in 1993. He holds two patents, has co-authored six books, five book chapters, 127 articles, and co-edited three invited special issues of international journals, and is the member of the editorial board of four journals. His specialties include coordination and inorganic chemistry, phthalocyanines, ultrasound, and nanotechnology.

Oxana V. Kharissova, PhD, is Professor and Researcher at the UANL. She received her PhD in Materials from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. She has co-authored three books, 60 articles, and has two patents. Her specialties include nanotechnology (carbon nanotubes, nanometals, fullerenes), and crystallography.

H.V. Rasika Dias, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his PhD from University of California, Davis. Specializing in inorganic and organometallic chemistry, he has co-authored several patents and over 160 publications. His accolades include the 2009 Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Award.

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