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AAP Research Notes on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Foundations of Nanotechnology, Volume 1
Pore Size in Carbon-Based Nano-Adsorbents

A. K. Haghi, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Moein MehdiPour MirMahaleh

Foundations of Nanotechnology, Volume 1

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: September 2014
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880268
Pages: 278pp with index
Binding Type: hardbound
Series: AAP Research Notes on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume: 1

This volume covers a wide range of adsorption activities of porous carbon (PC), CNTs, and carbon nanostructures that have been employed so far for the removal of various pollutants from water, wastewater, and organic compounds. The low-cost, high-efficiency, simplicity and ease in the up-scaling of adsorption processes using PC makes the adsorption technique attractive for the removal and recovery of organic compounds. The activated carbon modification process has also been of interest to overcome some of the limitations of the adsorbents. Due to a large specific surface area, and small, hollow, and layered structures, CNTs and carbon nanostructures have been investigated as promising adsorbents for various metal ions; inorganic and organic pollutants can be easily modified by chemical treatment to increase their adsorption capacity. There is the huge hope that nanotube applications will lead to a cleaner and healthier environment.

A brief summary of these modeling methods are reviewed in this volume. Also two important simulation methods, the Monte Carlo and the Molecular Dynamic, are included in this volume. The presence of micro and mesopores is essential for many researchers aiming to control micro or mesoporosity. The present volume attempts to give a general view of the recent activities on the study of pore structure control, with application novel simulation and modeling methods, and the necessity and importance of this controlling. This volume also provides a brief overview of the methodology and modeling beside simulation methods for characterization of nanoporous carbons by using adsorption isotherm parameters.



CONTENTS:
Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Micro and Nanoscale Systems
Chapter 3: Rheological Properties and Structure of the Liquid in Nanotubes
Chapter 4: Fluid Flow in Nanotubes
Chapter 5: Nanohydromechanics
Index


About the Authors / Editors:
A. K. Haghi, PhD
Associate Member of University of Ottawa, Canada; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering; Editor-In-Chief, Polymers Research Journal

A. K. Haghi, PhD, holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from University of North Carolina (USA); a MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA); a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France). He is the author and editor of 65 books as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as a professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Polymer Science & Technology & Hon. Director of Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Dr. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering and the Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has authored or co-authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer processing. He has organized several international conferences and has more than 420 publications, 11 books and two patents to his credit. He has been involved in a number of books both as author and editor. He is a reviewer to many international journals and has received many awards for his excellent work in polymer processing. His h Index is 42. Professor Thomas is listed as the 5th position in the list of Most Productive Researchers in India, in 2008.

Moein MehdiPour MirMahaleh
Professional Textile Engineer and Research Fellow, Technopark, Kerala, India

Moein MehdiPour MirMahaleh is a professional textile engineer and is a Research Fellow at Technopark, Kerala, India's first technology park and among the three largest IT parks in India today.




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