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Auflage 2014. 60 schwarz-weiße und 10 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
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Titel: Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development

ISBN: 3319050400
EAN: 9783319050409
Auflage 2014.
60 schwarz-weiße und 10 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie.
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Mamadou S. Diallo, Neil A. Fromer, Myung S. Jhon
Springer-Verlag GmbH

16. Oktober 2014 - gebunden - XII


The world is facing great challenges in meeting rising demands for basic commodities (e.g., food, water, and energy), finished goods (e.g., cell phones, cars and airplanes) and services (e.g., shelter, healthcare and employment) while reducing and minimizing the impact of human activities on Earth's global environment and climate. Nanotechnology has emerged as a versatile platform that could provide efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable solutions to the global sustainability challenges facing society. This volume is devoted to the utilization of nanotechnology to improve or achieve sustainable development. Recent advances are highlighted and opportunities of utilizing nanotechnology to address global challenges in water purification, clean energy, greenhouse gas management, materials supply/utilization and manufacturing are discussed. Also, societal perspectives are addressed and an outlook of the role of nanotechnology in the convergence of knowledge, technology and society for achieving sustainable development is provided. This book offers a thematic collection of papers previously published in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research.


Editorial: Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development: Retrospective and Outlook.- Part I Water Purification.- Ionic Transport in Nanocapillary Membrane Systems.- Nanofiltration Membranes Based on Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanofibrous Scaffolds and Crosslinked Polyethyleneimine Networks.- Composite polyester membranes with embedded dendrimer hosts and bimetallic Fe/Ni nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterisation and application to water treatment.- A new approach for determination of fouling potential by colloidal nanoparticles during reverse osmosis (RO) membrane filtration of seawater.- Multiwalled carbon nanotubes decorated with nitrogen, palladium co-doped TiO2 (MWCNT/N, Pd co-doped TiO2) for visible light photocatalytic degradation of Eosin Yellow in water.- Synthesis and characterization of carbon-covered alumina (CCA) supported TiO2 nanocatalysts with enhanced visible light photodegradation of Rhodamine B.- Improvement of the structural, morphology, and optical properties of TiO2 for solar treatment of industrial wastewater.- Shape controlled synthesis of a-Fe2O3 nanostructures: Engineering their surface properties for improved photocatalytic degradation efficiency.- Protein-functionalized magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: Time efficient potential-water treatment.- Fabrication of Amine Functionalized.- Magnetite Nanoparticles for Water Treatment Processes.- Manganese-incorporated iron(III) oxide-graphene magnetic nanocomposite: synthesis, characterization, and application for the arsenic(III)-sorption from aqueous solution.- Arsenic Removal by Magnetic Nanocrystalline Barium Hexaferrite.- Removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions using Fe3O4, ZnO, and CuO nanoparticles.- Kaolin-supported nanoscale zero-valent iron for removing cationic dye-crystal violet in aqueous solution.- Aqueous Phosphate Removal using Nanoscale Zero-valent Iron.- Part II Clean Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management.- Poly(vinyl chloride)-g-Poly(2(dimethylamino ethyl methacrylate) graft copolymer templated synthesis of mesoporous TiO2 thin films for dye-sensitized solar cells.- SnO2, IrO2, Ta2O5, Bi2O3, and TiO2 Nanoparticle Anodes: Electrochemical Oxidation Coupled with the Cathodic Reduction of Water to Yield Molecular H2 SnO2, IrO2, Ta2O5, Bi2O3, and TiO2 Nanoparticle Anodes: Electrochemical Oxidation Coupled with the Cathodic Reduction of Water to Yield Molecular H2.- Nanotechnology Convergence and Modeling Paradigm of Sustainable Energy System using Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell as a Benchmark Example.- Preparation of proton conducting membranes containing bifunctional titania nanoparticles.- Local intermolecular interactions for selective CO2 capture by zeolitic imidazole frameworks: Energy decomposition analysis.- Thermally Rearranged (TR) Polymer Membranes with Nanoengineered Cavities Tuned for CO2 Separation.- Part III Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing.- Recovery of silica from electronic waste for the synthesis of cubic MCM-48 and its application in preparing ordered mesoporous carbon molecular sieves using a green approach.- Electrochemical synthesis of gold nanorods in track-etched polycarbonate membrane using removable mercury cathode.- Filtration Behavior of Silver Nanoparticle Agglomerates and Effects of the Agglomerate Model in Data Analysis.- Sustained Release of Fungicide Metalaxyl by Mesoporous Silica Nanospheres.- Nanotechnology and Clean Energy: Sustainable Utilization and Supply of Critical Materials.- Nanomanufacturing and Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges.- Part IV Societal Perspectives.- Nanotechnology for sustainability - What does nanotechnology offer to mitigate complex sustainability problems?.- Nanotechnology Policy in Korea for Sustainable Growth.


Prof. Mamadou S. Diallo holds a joint faculty appointment between the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). At KAIST, Prof. Diallo serves as Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Energy, Environment, Water and Sustainability (EEWS). At Caltech, Prof. Diallo is a visiting Faculty Associate in the Environmental Science and Engineering Department of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. During the last 10 years, Prof. Diallo and his collaborators have been pioneering the applications of dendrimer nanotechnology to challenging problems in environmental and industrial separations. His current research interests and activities focus on the development of advanced separations materials and systems for sustainable chemistry, engineering and materials (SusChEM) using dendritic macromolecules and polymeric micro/nanofibers as building blocks. Prof. Diallo is also the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of AquaNano, LLC, a California spin-off company that is developing high performance media for water treatment and environmental remediation. In 2011, he became a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Science and Technology. In 2012, Prof. Diallo was appointed as Associate Editor of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research.Dr. Myung S. Jhon is a Professor of Chemical Engineering, a member of the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) and the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Professor Jhon received his B.S. in Physics from Seoul National University, Korea, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago. He has served as visiting professor in several institutions, including the U.S. Department of Energy (National Energy Technology Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories); the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose; and the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. He has also served as a consultant to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. During his recent leave of absence from Carnegie Mellon, he served as the President and CEO of Doosan DND Co., Ltd. Professor Jhon is internationally known for his work in the fields of computational science, information storage systems, nanotechnology, organic light-emitting devices, and chemical mechanical polishing.Professor Jhon's research focuses on the fundamentals in engineering science and their application to the state-of-the-art engineering problems. He is primarily involved with the mathematical modeling of complex engineering systems using finite element, Monte Carlo, and molecular dynamics simulations. In addition, lattice Boltzmann method is currently being implemented via parallel computing schemes to examine multi-scale and multi-phenomena complex engineering systems.Dr. Neil Fromer is the Executive Director of the Resnick Institute, Caltech s endowed program for energy and sustainability. Neil works with the faculty, staff and students across the entire campus to develop new ideas and research technologies related to a clean energy future. Dr. Fromer received his PhD in semiconductor physics from UC Berkeley, and his BS in Engineering/Physics from Brown University. Neil s scientific background is in the interactions of light and matter, and he has over a decade of experience working on solar energy technologies. However, lately he has also been very interested by energy storage, clean fuel generation and use, smarter energy distribution systems, and energy efficiency. Prior to his arrival at the Resnick Institute, Neil Fromer was the Director of Advanced Projects and the Director of Reliability and Testing for Soliant Energy, a concentrating photovoltaic company. While at Soliant, Neil directed the development, testing and certification of a new solar panel, designed specifically to generate the most energy on commercial rooftops. During this time, Neil was actively involved in defining the certification process of this new panel, and was responsible for Soliant receiving the first certification to the UL8703 safety certification for concentrating PV systems. Neil is still active on the technical review panel for UL8703. Previously, Neil worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, developing new low-cost solar cells from inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles, and also on the commercialization of energy efficient LED light bulbs and fixtures.
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