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Advanced Research in Nanosciences for Water Technology

  • Ram Prasad
  • Thirugnanasambandham  Karchiyappan

Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Michael Siegert, Jayesh M. Sonawane, Chizoba I. Ezugwu, Ram Prasad
    Pages 1-23
  3. Indu Pal Kaur, Joga Singh, Jatinder V. Yakhmi, Gurpal Singh, Corinne Dejous, Alka Bhatia et al.
    Pages 25-38
  4. Sujata Mandal, C. Muralidharan, Asit Baran Mandal
    Pages 39-68
  5. Muhammad Rafique, Muhammad Bilal Tahir, Iqra Sadaf
    Pages 95-131
  6. Jayaseelan Arun, Marudai Joselyn Monica, Vargees Felix, Kannappan Panchamoorthy Gopinath
    Pages 133-145
  7. José Rivera-Utrilla, Manuel Sánchez-Polo, Ana M. S. Polo, Jesús J. López-Peñalver, María V. López-Ramón
    Pages 147-180
  8. A. Laha, D. Biswas, S. Basak
    Pages 181-193
  9. Germán A. Messina, Matías Regiart, Sirley V. Pereira, Franco A. Bertolino, Pedro R. Aranda, Julio Raba et al.
    Pages 195-215
  10. Faraan Fareed, M. Ibrar, Yaseen Ayub, Rabia Nazir, Lubna Tahir
    Pages 217-248
  11. Jayaseelan Arun, Vargees Felix, Marudai Joselyn Monica, Kannappan Panchamoorthy Gopinath
    Pages 249-261
  12. Irwing M. Ramírez-Sánchez, Oscar D. Máynez-Navarro, Erick R. Bandala
    Pages 263-285
  13. Alagappan Subramaniyan
    Pages 287-297
  14. Prakash M. Gore, Anukrishna Purushothaman, Minoo Naebe, Xungai Wang, Balasubramanian Kandasubramanian
    Pages 299-339
  15. M. J. Salar-García, V. M. Ortiz-Martínez
    Pages 341-362
  16. Soulaima Chkirida, Nadia Zari, Abou El Kacem Qaiss, Rachid Bouhfid
    Pages 363-380
  17. Renat R. Khaydarov, Rashid A. Khaydarov, Olga Gapurova, Ilnur Garipov, M. Lutfi Firdaus
    Pages 407-419

About this book


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.


Water nanotechnology Wastewater treatment Photocatalysis for water remediation Nano biosensors Nano engineering Super-absorbent materials Nanocompositae

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Prasad
    • 1
  • Thirugnanasambandham  Karchiyappan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.State University of MaringaParanáBrazil

About the editors

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.   

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