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Emerging Trends of Nanotechnology in Environment and Sustainability

A Review-Based Approach

  • Karthiyayini Sridharan


  • Serves as an excellent compendium of the research advances in the field of nanotechnology applications, while simultaneously providing the necessary background material

  • Allows for easy adoption as a textbook for an upper undergraduate course, because of its thoughtfully designed chapters and lucid language

  • Covers the recent trends nanomaterials developed for sustainability of environment, while also bringing out in a balanced manner the risks and toxic nature of these materials, and the impact of their use in society


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nanotechnology in Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shanelle Govekar, Ravi Kumar, Rajesh Suresh, Karthiyayini Sridharan
      Pages 3-11
    3. T. Vuday Sankar, Dhruvil Patel, R. Sugaraj Samuel, G. Amaranath
      Pages 13-20
    4. Kritin Chugh, Ashish Kapur, Kavita Jerath
      Pages 27-34
    5. R. Sugaraj Samuel, Shabeeb Razak, K. Venkatesh Prabhu, Mohammed Shaheem, Kavita Jerath
      Pages 35-41
    6. Manoj Kannan, Shradha Sheeba Baiju, Shartaz Alam Hazarika, Aneek Javed
      Pages 51-57
  3. Nanotechnology in Toxicological Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Manoj Kannan, Arzan Ali, Megha Matoo, Prajin Jacob
      Pages 61-65
    3. Shalin Shaji, Sarath Haridas, Jacob Siby Jacob, Manoj Kannan
      Pages 67-75
    4. Amith Baby, Salman Nazeerudeen, Shiva Ranganath, R. Sugaraj Samuel
      Pages 77-85
  4. Nanotechnology in Water Remediation and Adsorbents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Iris Gopalakrishnan, R. Sugaraj Samuel, Karthiyayini Sridharan
      Pages 89-98
    3. R. Sugaraj Samuel, Karthiyayini Sridharan
      Pages 99-107
    4. Ahmad Shumayal, Rohan Saha, Manoj Kannan
      Pages 117-127
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 129-130

About this book


This book discusses nanotechnology, its benefits and risks affecting the environment we live in today, and is divided into three parts: Part-I dealing with Sustainability, Part-II describing Toxicological Impacts, and Part-III discussing Nanomaterial-based Adsorbents. 

The crucial challenge of sustainability in various environmental elements is a global problem. This draws upon various issues of nanotechnology which impact sustainability of food, clean environment, green house gases, raw materials extraction, manufacturing and automobile industry.  Growth in the production of nanomaterials to suit any of these applications is commendable. However, this does not negate the growth in their toxic effects. The nanotoxicity research in areas like medicine and agriculture industry is reviewed in detail in this book.
Part-II discusses the toxic nature of widely used nanomaterials. Nanomaterials are enormously used in environmental remediation due to some of their distinct properties. These properties are described and discussed. 

Part-III of the book highlights the highly reactive and adsorbent properties of nanomaterials that enable them to be a competent agent in water and pollutant remediation. This book is mainly intended for researchers and students to acquire fairly comprehensive understanding and appreciation of nanotechnology dominance in sustainability challenges, with the aim to give the anticipatory governance of nanomaterials in our society and environment.


Nanotechnology benefits for the environment Nanotechnology risks for the environment Nanotoxicity Water remediation Nanomaterial-based Adsorbents Toxicological Impacts

Editors and affiliations

  • Karthiyayini Sridharan
    • 1
  1. 1.General ScienceBITS Pilani, Dubai CampusDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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