Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and their Applications


Patricia Villegas (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications

BISAC: SCI013030

Iron oxide nanoparticles demonstrate a number of unique properties, including superparamagnetism, biocompatibility, and non-toxicity, which make them an ideal candidate for a variety of applications, as described in this book. Chapter One deals with the recent advances in various synthetic procedures of iron oxide-based nanocomposites, their characterization methods, and their potential applications in energy storage devices, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and more. Chapter Two summarizes current applications of immobilized enzymes based on iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles and discusses future growth prospects. Chapter Three reviews the properties and applications of enzymatic sensors in exploiting tyrosinase, glucose oxidase, and other enzymes for sensing a broad range of biomedical species. Chapter Four discusses magnetic magnetite and maghemite iron oxide nanoparticles from a variety of perspectives. Chapter Five describes how nano iron oxides could be used to remove pollutants from the environment. Chapter Six provides a comprehensive review of the catalytic applications of iron oxide nanoparticles in organic synthesis, high temperature reactions, gas-phase processes, wastewater treatment and supercritical upgradation of heavy petroleum oils. Chapter Seven details the photocatalytic degradation of a class of toxic, aromatic pollutants, namely, phenols and substituted phenols using different types of photocatalysts in the nano size range for effective removal these compounds from water bodies. Lastly, Chapter Eight elucidates various magnetic nanomaterials-based adsorbents used in adsorption techniques for wastewater treatment.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Potential of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanocomposites in Energy Applications
(R. Baby Suneetha, P. Rajakani, P. Karapagavinayagam, and C. Vedhi – PG and Research Department of Chemistry, V. O Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, India)

Chapter 2. Iron Oxides Nanoparticles as Versatile Carriers for Biocatalysts
(Elif Ozyilmaz, Serkan Sayin and Mustafa Yilmaz – Selcuk University, Department of Biochemistry, Konya, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 3. Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Nano-Composites: Efficient Tools for Outstanding Sensing Applications
(Garima Rathee, Gaurav Bartwal, Jyotsna Rathee and Pratima R. Solanki – Special Centre for Nano science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Recent Advances in Elongated IONPs: From Preparation to Biomedical Applications
(Carlos Moya and Gilles Bruylants – Engineering of Molecular NanoSystems, École Polytechnique de Bruxelles, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium)

Chapter 5. The Caliber of Nano Iron Oxides in Environmental Remediation
(R. Baby Suneetha, S. Alwin David, P. KarapagaVinayagam and C. Vedhi – PG and Research Department of Chemistry, V.O Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 6. Catalytic Applications of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
(Meera Parthasarathy and C. Neela Mohan – Department of Chemistry, Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College, Thiruvanaikovil, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India, et al.)

Chapter 7. Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Oxidation of Phenols and Substituted Phenols from Wastewater
(Gul Afreen and Sreedevi Upadhyayula – Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 8. Heavy Metal Recovery from Wastewater by Using Iron-Based Nanomaterials
(Mamta Shandilya, Gun Anit Kaur, Anirban Saha, Sahil Kumar and Rakesh Kumar Shukla – School of Physics and Materials Science, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Bajhol, Solan, India)


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