Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series

Physical Chemistry for Engineering and Applied Sciences
Theoretical and Methodological Implication

Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD
Cristóbal Noé Aguilar, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Praveen K. M.

Physical Chemistry for Engineering and Applied Sciences

In production
Pub Date: May 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886277
E-Book ISBN: 9781315109725
Pages: Approx 435p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series
Notes: 51 color and 50 b/w illustrations

This new volume, Physical Chemistry for Engineering and Applied Sciences: Theoretical and Methodological Implications, introduces readers to some of the latest research applications of physical chemistry. The compilation of this volume was motived by the tremendous increase of useful research work in the field of physical chemistry and related subjects in recent years, and the need for communication between physical chemists, physicists, and biophysicists. This volume reflects the huge breadth and diversity in research and the applications in physical chemistry and physical chemistry techniques, providing case studies that are tailored to particular research interests. It examines the industrial processes for emerging materials, determines practical use under a wide range of conditions, and establishes what is needed to produce a new generation of materials.

The chapter authors, affiliated with prestigious scientific institutions from around the world, share their research on new and innovative applications in physical chemistry. The chapters in the volume are divided into several areas, covering

  • developments in physical chemistry of modern materials
  • polymer science and engineering
  • nanoscience and nanotechnology

Key features:
  • Focuses on varied aspects of emerging physical chemistry innovations
  • Contains relevant examples, illustrations, and applications
  • Provides qualitative and quantitative information on new techniques in physical chemistry
  • Describes the engineering aspects involved in physical chemistry


1. An Investigation of Kinetic and Equilibrium Behavior of Adsorption of Methylene Blue on a Silica Hydrogel
Ayben Top, Yelda Akdeniz, Sevgi Ulutan, and Devrim Balköse

2. Advancements in Boric Acid Production from Boron Minerals
Mehmet Gonen

3. Dual Role Played by Ionic Liquids to Modulate the Interfacial and Micellar Properties of the Single Chain Cationic Surfactants in Aqueous Solution
Utkarsh U. More, Omar A. El Seoud, and Naved I. Malek

4. The Modeling Possibilities for Organic Reactivity: Polaric and Steric Effects
V. I. Kodolov

5. An Insight into Nearly Ideal Behavior of Ionic Liquid Mixtures
Sushma P. Ijardar

6. Unsaturated Bond-Containing Heterochain Polymers for Biomedical Use
E. Chkhaidze, N. Nepharidze, and D. Kharadze

7. Features of Lanthanum Extraction by Intergel System Based on Polyacrylic Acid and Poly-2-Methyl-5-Vinylpyridine Hydrogels
T. K. Jumadilov, R. G. Kondaurov, and L. E. Agibayeva

8. A Study on the Influence of Γ-Al2o3 on Polyvinyl Chloride-Poly (Butyl Methacrylate) Nanocomposite Polymer Electrolytes
R. Arunkumar, Ravi Shanker Babu, M. Usha Rani, and S. Kalainathan

9. Bioproducts Obtained from the Bioprocessing of Banana Peel Waste: An Overview
Sócrates Palacios-Ponce, Anna Ilyina, Rodolfo Ramos-González, Héctor A. Ruiz, José L. Martínez-Hernández, Elda P. Segura-Ceniceros, Miguel A. Aguilar, Olga Sánchez, and Cristóbal N. Aguilar

10. The Vision of Water Purification and Innovative Technologies: A Brief Review
Sukanchan Palit

11. Foodborne Viruses: Role of One’s Health in Food Safety: “Food Safety Is Everybody’s Business”
Porteen Kannan, S. Wilfred Ruban, and M. Nithya Quintoil

12. Nanomaterials: New Insights in Cancer Treatment
Priya Patel, Mihir Raval, and Paresh Patel

13. Nanotechnology in Cosmetics: How Safe Is It?
Priya Patel, Paresh Patel, Neha Vadgama, and Mihir Raval

14. A Density Functional Study of Ag Doped Cu Nanoalloy Clusters
Prabhat Ranjan, Ajay Kumar, and Tanmoy Chakraborty

15. Design, Development and Optical Properties of Functional Active Methacrylate Polymer/ZnO Nanocomposites
S. Mohammed Safiullah, I. Pugazhenthi, and K. Anver Basha

16. Superconductors, Superconductivity, BCS Theory, and Entagled Photons for Quantum Computing
Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

17. Cuprate Based High Temperature Superconductor
K. V. Shilna and Swapna S. Nair

18. Basics of Carbohydrate
Rajeev Singh and Anamika Singh


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Engineering Sciences, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering & Polymers Research Journal; Member, Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal

A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of 165 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 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 also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), an MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA), a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France).

Cristóbal Noé Aguilar, PhD
Dean, School of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, México

Noé Aguilar, PhD, is Dean of the School of Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, México. Dr. Aguilar has published more than 160 papers in indexed journals, more than 40 articles in Mexican journals, and 250 contributions in scientific meetings. He has also published many book chapters, several Mexican books, four editions of international books, and more. Prof. Aguilar is a member level III of S.N.I. (National System of Researchers of Mexico). He has been awarded several prizes and awards; the most important are the National Prize of Research 2010 from the Mexican Academy of Sciences; the Prize “Carlos Casas Campillo 2008” from the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioenegineering; National Prize AgroBio–2005 and the Mexican Prize in Food Science and Technology.

Dr. Aguilar is a member of the Mexican Academy of Science, the International Bioprocessing Association, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexican Society for Biotechology and Bioengineering, and the Mexican Association for Food Science & Biotechnology. He has developed more than 21 research projects, including six international exchange projects. He has been advisor for PhD, MSc, and BSc theses.

Dr. Aguilar earned his chemist designation from the School of Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, México. He attended the MSc Program in Food Science and Biotechnology that was held at the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, México. His PhD in Fermentation Biotechnology was awarded by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico.

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.

Praveen K. M.
University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center “Christiaan Huygens,” Lorient, France

Praveen K. M is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SAINTGITS College of Engineering, India. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Sciences at the University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center “Christiaan Huygens,” in Lorient, France, in the area of coir based polypropylene micro composites and nanocomposites. He has published an international article in Applied Surface Science (Elsevier) and has also presented poster and conference papers at national and international conferences. He also has worked with the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Mahatma Gandhi University, India; and the Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic. His current research interests include plasma modification of polymers, polymer composites for neutron shielding applications, and nanocellulose.

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