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Posted: Sep 18, 2014

Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection

(Nanowerk News) This book – Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection – is divided into four main sections thoroughly analyzing the use of nanomaterials for water, air and soil solutions, and emphasizing environmental risks.
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Providing background on nanomaterials' two-decade study, it discusses the characterization and application of unconventional disinfectants, called antimicrobial nanomaterials, which fall into three categories and, while seemingly harmless, have potential hazards if applied improperly.

Special attention is given to the process of remediation, synthetics techniques, and properties of nanomaterials, with examples to which new and trained readers in the field can relate and understand.

This book:

  • is an interdisciplinary approach, aimed at scientists in physical chemistry, nanotechnology, and environmental sciences
  • includes applications of non-conventional techniques in environmental protection
  • furthers the development of applied nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • suggests new industrial projects and university courses addressing nanotechnology in and for the environment
  • Author Information
    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.
    Source: Wiley
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