Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series

High-Performance Materials and Engineered Chemistry
Editors: Francisco Torrens, PhD
Devrim Balköse, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD

High-Performance Materials and Engineered Chemistry

Now on press
Pub Date: February 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771885980
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-315-18786-0
Pages: 418pp w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series
Notes: 32 color and 95 b/w illustrations

This volume brings together innovative research, new concepts, and novel developments in the application of new tools for chemical and materials engineers. It contains significant research, reporting new methodologies and important applications in the fields of chemical engineering as well as the latest coverage of chemical databases and the development of new methods and efficient approaches for chemists. This authoritative reference source provides the latest scholarly research on the use of applied concepts to enhance the current trends and productivity in chemical engineering. Highlighting theoretical foundations, real-world cases, and future directions, this book is ideally designed for researchers, practitioners, professionals, and students of materials chemistry and chemical engineering. The volume explains and discusses new theories and presents case studies concerning material and chemical engineering.

The book is divided into several sections, covering:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Chemoinformatics, Computational Chemistry, and Smart Technologies
  • Analytical and Experimental Techniques
This new book:
  • highlights some important areas of current interest in polymer products and chemical processes
  • focuses on topics with more advanced methods
  • emphasizes precise mathematical development and actual experimental details
  • analyzes theories to formulate and prove the physicochemical principles
  • provides an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of complex materials

1. Optical Thin Film Filters: Design, Fabrication and Characterizati
Sunita Parinam, S. R. S. Praveen Kumar Vemuri, Mukesh Kumar, Neelam Kumari, Krishna Rao Parinam, Vinod Karar, and Amit L. Sharma

2. Fabrication of Exceptional Ambient Stable Organic Field-Effect Transistors by Exploiting the Polarization of Polar Dielectric Layer
Nimmakayala V. V. Subbarao and Dipak K. Goswami

3. Nonlinear Thermal Instability in a Fluid Layer under Thermal Modulation
Palle Kiran

4. Application of Random Sequential Algorithm for the Modelling of Macromolecular Chains Cross-Linking Evolution during a Polymer Surface Modification
Stanislav Minarik, Vladinír Labas, Ondrej Bosak, and Marian Kubliha

5. Polyaniline-Coated Inorganic Oxide Composites for Broadband Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
Muhammad Faisal

6. A Comprehensive Review of Membrane Science and Technology and Recent Trends in Research: A Broad Environmental Perspective
Sukanchan Palit

7. Application of Statistical Approaches to Optimize the Productivity of Biodiesel and Investigate the Physicochemical Properties of the Bio/Petro-Diesel Blends
Nour Sh. El-Gendy and Samiha F. Deriase

8. Smart Mobile Devices Emerging Technology: An Enabler to Health Monitoring System
Heru Susanto

9. Principal Component, Cluster and Meta Analyses of Soya Bean, Spanish Legumes and Commercial Soya Bean
Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

10. Electrokinetic Soil Remediation: An Efficiency Study in Cadmium Removal
Cecilia I.A.V. Santos , Ana C.F. Ribeiro, Diana C. Silva, Victor M.M. Lobo, Pedro S. P. Silva, Carmen Teijeiro, and Miguel A. Esteso

11. Nano Sized Nickel Borate Preparation and Characterization
Merve Turk, Barış Gümuş, Fatma Ustun, and Devrim Balköse

12. The New Equipment for Clearing of Technological Gases
R. R. Usmanova and G. E. Zaikov

13. Operational and Engineering Aspects of Packed Bed Bioreactors for Solid-State Fermentation
Ramón Larios-Cruz, Arely Prado-Barragán, Héctor A. Ruiz, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, Julio C. Montañez, and Cristóbal N. Aguilar

14. Effects of Glutathione, Phosphonate or Sulfonated Chitosans and Their Combination on Scavenging Free Radicals
Tamer M. Tamer, Katarína Valachová, Ahmed M. Omer, Maysa M. Sabet, and Ladislav Šoltés


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Francisco Torrens, PhD
Lecturer, Physical Chemistry, Universitat de València, València, Spain

Francisco Torrens, PhD, is lecturer in physical chemistry at the Universitat de València in Spain. His scientific accomplishments include the first implementation at a Spanish university of a program for the elucidation of crystallographic structures and the construction of the first computational-chemistry program adapted to a vector-facility supercomputer. He has written many articles published in professional journals and has acted as a reviewer as well. He has handled 26 research projects, has published two books and over 350 articles, and has made numerous presentations.

Devrim Balköse, PhD
Professor, Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey

Devrim Balköse, PhD, is currently a retired faculty member in the Chemical Engineering Department at Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey. She graduated from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, with a degree in chemical engineering. She received her MS and PhD degrees from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, in 1974 and 1977 respectively. She became Associate Professor in macromolecular chemistry in 1983 and Professor in process and reactor engineering in 1990. She worked as research assistant, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor between 1970–2000 at Ege University. She was the Head of Chemical Engineering Department at Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey, between 2000 and 2009. She is now a retired faculty member in the same department. Her research interests are in polymer reaction engineering, polymer foams and films, adsorbent development, and moisture sorption. Her research projects are on nanosized zinc borate production, ZnO polymer composites, zinc borate lubricants, antistatic additives, and metal soaps.

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

Sabu Thomas, PhD, is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences and Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. The research activities of Professor Thomas include surfaces and interfaces in multiphase polymer blend and composite systems; phase separation in polymer blends; compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends; thermoplastic elastomers; phase transitions in polymers; nanostructured polymer blends; macro-, micro- and nanocomposites; polymer rheology; recycling; reactive extrusion; processing–morphology–property relationships in multiphase polymer systems; double networking of elastomers; natural fibers and green composites; rubber vulcanization; interpenetrating polymer networks; diffusion and transport; and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. He has supervised 68 PhD theses, 40 MPhil theses, and 45 Masters thesis. He has three patents to his credit. He also received the coveted Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country for the year 2008. Very recently, Professor Thomas received the MRSI and CRSI medals for his excellent work. With over 600 publications to his credit and over 23683 citations, with an h-index of 75, Dr. Thomas has been ranked fifth in India as one of the most productive scientists. He received his BSc degree (1980) in Chemistry from the University of Kerala, B.Tech. (1983) in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, and PhD (1987) in Polymer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

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