Advanced Applications of Micro and Nano Clay, color print, paperback


Due to their characteristic properties, biodegradable nature and non-toxicity, clay-biopolymer based composites have many applications in such advanced fields as drug release, antimicrobial activities, etc.

Advanced Applications of Micro and Nano Clay
Biopolymer-based Composites
Eds. Amir Al-Ahmed and Inamuddin
Materials Research Foundations Vol. 125
Publication Date 2022, 332 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-190-8  (release date July 2022)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-191-5
DOI: 10.21741/9781644901915

Due to their characteristic properties, biodegradable nature and non-toxicity, clay-biopolymer based composites have many applications in such advanced fields as drug release, antimicrobial activities, wound healing, tissue engineering, wastewater treatment, food packaging and flame retardant materials. The book reviews fabrication, properties and applications of a great variety of these materials.

Clay-Polymer Composites, Nano Clay, Polysaccharide, Fibrous Clays, Halloysite-Chitosan, Montmorillonite-Chitosan, Kaolinite-Chitosan, Vermiculite Starch, Halloysite-Starch, Montmorillonite-Starch, Kaolinite-Starch, Cellulose. HNT-Cellulose, Kaolinite-Cellulose, Drug Release, Wound Healing, Tissue Engineering, Wastewater Treatment, Food Packaging, Flame Retardant Materials


Table of Contents</

Polysaccharide-Fibrous Clay Bionanocomposites and their Applications
M. Ramesh, J. Maniraj, S. Ganesh Kumar

Halloysite-Chitosan based Nano-Composites and Applications
G. Santhosh, B. Sowmya

Montmorillonite-Chitosan based Nano-Composites and Applications
Rabinarayan Parhi, Goutam Kumar Jena

Kaolinite-Chitosan based Nano-Composites and Applications
Narayana Saibaba KV

Chitosan-Halloysite Nano-Composite for Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
Krishnapur M. Pragna, N. Sushma, K. Bhanu Revathi, K. Shinomol George

Vermiculite Starch-based Nanocomposites and Applications
Nadia Akram, Khawaja Taimoor Rashid, Tanzeel Munawar, Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Saeed

Halloysite-Starch based Nano-Composites and Applications
Farrukh Rafiq Ahmed, Muhammad Sikandar, Muhammad Harris Shoaib, Rabia Ismail Yousuf, Kamran Ahmed

Montmorillonite-Starch based Nano-Composites and Applications
Milan K Barman, Nirmala Tamang, Ajaya Bhattarai, Bidyut Saha

Kaolinite-Starch based Nano-Composites and Applications
Preeti Gupta, S.S. Das, N.B. Singh

Cellulose based Nano-Composites and Applications
Phumlani Tetyana, Nikiwe Mhlanga

HNT-Cellulose based Nano-Composite and Applications
Anirudh Pratap Singh Raman, Prashant Singh, Pallavi Jain

Kaolinite-Cellulose based Nano–Composites and Applications
Mriganka Sekhar Manna, Susanta Ghanta

Montmorillonite-Cellulose based Nano-Composites and Applications
Purnima Baruah, Debajyoti Mahanta

About the Author

Dr. Amir Al-Ahmed is working as a Research Scientist-II (Associate Professor) in the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Renewable Energy and Power Systems (IRC-REPS), at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He graduated in chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India. Then completed his M.Phil. (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) in Applied Chemistry from the Department of Applied Chemistry, AMU, India, followed by three consecutive postdoctoral fellowships in South Africa and Saudi Arabia. During this period, he worked on various multidisciplinary projects, in particular, conducting composites, electrochemical sensors, nano-materials, polymeric membranes, electro-catalysis and solar cells. At present, his research activity is fundamentally focused on the 3rd generation solar cell devices, such as, low band gap semiconductors, quantum dots, perovskites, and tandem cells. At the same time, he is also working on energy storage technologies, such as, heat storage, evaluation of electricity storage devices and dust repellent coating for PVs. He has worked on different NSTIP, KACST and Saudi Aramco funded projects in the capacity of a principle and co-investigator. Dr. Amir has eight US patents, over 60 journal articles, invited book chapters and conferences publications. He has edited ten books with Trans Tech Publication, Springer, Elsevier, Materials Research Forum LLC, and several other books are in progress. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of an international journal “Nano Hybrids and Composites” along with Professor Y. H. Kim.

Dr. Inamuddin is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has also received the Sir Syed Young Researcher of the Year Award 2020 from Aligarh Muslim University. He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 200 research articles in international journals of repute and nineteen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published 150 edited books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (U.S.A.), CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd. (Switzerland), IntechOpen Limited (U.K.), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He is a member of various journals’ editorial boards. He is also serving as Associate Editor for journals (Environmental Chemistry Letter, Applied Water Science and Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, Springer-Nature), Frontiers Section Editor (Current Analytical Chemistry, Bentham Science Publishers), Editorial Board Member (Scientific Reports-Nature), Editor (Eurasian Journal of Analytical Chemistry), and Review Editor (Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers, U.K.). He is also guest-editing various special thematic special issues to the journals of Elsevier, Bentham Science Publishers, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.