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Nanotechnology Applications for Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management

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As nanoscale research continues to advance, scientists and engineers are developing new applications for many different disciplines, including environmental remediation and energy optimization. Nanotechnology Applications for Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management combines up-to-date research findings and relevant theoretical frameworks on the subject of micro-scale technologies being used to promote environmental sustainability. Highlighting the impacts this technology has on energy production and remediation, this book is an all-inclusive reference source for professionals and researchers interested in understanding the multi-disciplinary applications of nanotechnology and nanoscience.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK
  6. Chapter 1: Nanomaterials, Novel Preparation Routes, and Characterizations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
    4. CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  7. Chapter 2: Nanomechanical Characterization of Cement-Based Materials
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HETEROGENEITY OF CEMENTITOUS COMPOSITES
    4. BASIC THEORY OF NANOINDENTATION
    5. SAMPLE PREPARATION TECHNIQUE
    6. INDENTATION STRATEGY
    7. NANOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES FROM NANOINDENTATION
    8. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 3: Carbon Nanotubes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
    5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 4: Novel Synthesis of 4nm Anatase Nanoparticles at Room Temperature Obtained from TiO2 Nanotube Structures by Anodizing Ti
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EXPERIMENTAL
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 5: Nanotechnology, Metal Nanoparticles, and Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
    4. SYNTHESIS OF NANOPARTICLES
    5. BIOSYNTHESIS OF METALLIC NANOPARTICLES USING BACTERIA
    6. BIOSYNTHESIS OF METALLIC NANOPARTICLES USING FUNGI
    7. BIOSYNTHESIS OF METALLIC NANOPARTICLES USING PLANTS
    8. BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
    9. NANOROBOTICS AND DRUG DELIVERY
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    14. APPENDIX
  11. Chapter 6: Nanotechnology for Environmental Control and Remediation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. NANOREMEDIATION
    6. BIOREMEDIATION
    7. POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 7: Applications of Nanotechnology in Cancer
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN NANOMEDICINE AND CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. ADDITIONAL READING
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 8: Nanotechnology in the Food Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 9: Nanosuspensions in Nanobiomedicine
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NANOBIOMATERIALS
    4. METHODS OF NANOSUSPENSION PREPARATION
    5. NANOSUSPENSIONS AND PROPERTIES
    6. CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOSUSPENSIONS
    7. NANOTECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE: NANOMEDICINE
    8. CONCLUSION AND SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 10: A Review of Various Nanostructures to Enhance the Efficiency of Solar-Photon-Conversions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NANOSTRUCTURED PHOTOVOLTAICS
    4. DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 11: Convergence of Nanotechnology and Microbiology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Related References
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Contributors