Nanotechnology Applications for Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management

Nanotechnology Applications for Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management

M. A. Shah (National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India), M. A. Bhat (Department of Bio-Medical Engineering, Sathyabama University, India) and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: July, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 478|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6304-6
ISBN13: 9781466663046|ISBN10: 1466663049|EISBN13: 9781466663053


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomedical Applications
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Food Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoscience
  • Nanostructures

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers and engineers from the physical and biological sciences review the basics of nanotechnology and its applications in a number of fields. Their topics include the nanomechanical characterization of cement-based materials, the novel synthesis of four-nanometer anatase nanoparticles at room temperature obtained from titania nanotube structures by anodizing titanium, nanotechnology for environmental control and remediation, applications of nanotechnology in cancer, various nanostructures to enhance the efficiency of solar-photon conversions, and the convergence of nanotechnology and microbiology.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

M.A. Shah received his doctorate in Condensed Matter Physics from Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi and graduate from University of Kashmir, joined National Institute of Technology, Srinagar in September 1999 as an Assistant Professor in Physics. Dr. Shah is an author of five books published by internationally reputed publishers. He has more than 50 articles and 100’s of conference proceedings in the field of Materials Science. He is actively engaged as reviewer and editor of many scientific journals. Shah is also honoured as a visiting scientist in many prestigious institutions and has worked with the eminent personalities of the world at various places, where he pioneered the fabrication of nanomaterials and received trainings for operation of sophisticated equipments. He has explored versatile technique “Safe way to Nanotechnology” for the synthesis of oxide nanomaterials, though still in progress and practice. Dr. shah is a member of many science academies and societies and his work has been cited by number of scientific reporters as well as scientific media.

M. Amin Bhat graduated from the University of Kashmir, Jammu And Kashmir, India, completed his Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Bundalkhand University Jhansi, U.P and is Pursuing a Ph.D in Nanobiotechnology under the joint supervision of Dr. B. K. Nayak and Dr. Anima Nanda.His PhD mainly focused on Molecular assay behind the Biosynthesis of noble metal nanoparticles and their biomedical application. He has been able to publish his research work in various esteemed international journals and participated and presented research articles in National (7) and International conferences (4) organized at the University level. His current research interests include Nanomedicine, Ag-Protein interactions, Ag-DNA interactions, isolation of AgNPs. Working as Teaching and Research Assistant has well equipped him with Technical specialties in microbiological techniques and various molecular biology work related from bacteria and fungi and a basic knowledge on the equipments used for nano based work.
J. Paulo Davim ( received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Fellow (FIET) by IET-London. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He also has an interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master’s students, as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 120 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 250 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 52+/9000+ citations, SCOPUS/h-index 57+/11000+ citations, Google Scholar/h-index 73+/17000+).