American Journal of Applied Chemistry

Special Issue

Nano-Technology for Environmental Aspects

  • Submission Deadline: 30 April 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Marwa Elkady
About This Special Issue
Nanotechnology, the engineering and art of manipulating matter at the nanoscale (1-100 nm), offers the potential of novel nanomaterials at various life science purposes. . A wide range of researchers from civil engineering, water science, geology, environmental science, chemistry, materials science and ecotoxicology are involved in this emerging multidisciplinary field. Increasing use of engineered nanomaterials with novel properties relative to their bulk counterparts has generated a need to define their behaviors and impacts in the environment. The high surface area to volume ratio of nanoparticles results in highly reactive and physiochemically dynamic materials in environmental media. Nanomaterials for environmental aspects exists to serve the needs of diverse communities, providing a forum for the prompt communication of original and innovative developments in nanomaterials and the environment, and in an effort to improve their utilization and safety. Accordingly, this special issue covers, but is not limited to, the development and use of nanoparticles, nanomaterials and nanocomposite devices in environmental applications for water, air and soil either as environmental pollution controllers or environmental pollution detectors.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Marwa Elkady

    Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, New Borg El Arab City, Egypt

Guest Editors
  • Amit Kumar

    Organic Semiconductor Materials and Devices Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Konkuk University, South Korea

  • Hassan Shokry Hassan

    Electronic Materials Research Department, City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications, New Borg El Arab City, Egypt

  • Keyur Bhatt

    Chemistry Department, C.U. Shah University, Surendranagar, India

  • Hanzhuo Fu

    Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, University of Florida, United States

  • Ran Chen

    Kansas State university, Manhattan, United States

  • Manish Chaudhary

    Mehsana Urban Institute of Sciences, Ganpat University, Mehsana, India

  • Parveen Saini

    Polymeric and Soft Materials Section, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Delhi, India

  • Murtaza Sayed

    NCE Physical Chemistry, University of Peshawar, Pakistan., Peshawar, Pakistan


    Principal Environmental Scientist ,Analitika Ecolab,India, India

  • Asadollah Mohammadi

    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

  • Goshtasp Cheraghian

    Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Scince and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Published Articles
  • Preparation and Characterization of Polyaniline Nanotube

    H. Shokry Hassan , M. F. Elkady , M. A. Abd El kawi , M. F. Alian

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015
    Pages: 54-59
    Received: 30 April 2015
    Accepted: 6 May 2015
    Published: 13 May 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.s.2015030301.18
    Abstract: The present work reports slightly modification of the conventional chemical synthesis of polyaniline (PANI) to be nanotube structure without the need for any template or structural directing materials. PANI preparation was optimized by the oxidation of two different precursors: aniline and aniline hydrochloride with ammonium persulfate (APS) as oxi... Show More
  • Novel Nano-Zirconium Antimonate as Cation Exchange Material for Organic Dye Pollutants Purification

    M. F. Elkady , M. A. khodary , A. A. Zaatout

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015
    Pages: 46-53
    Received: 12 February 2015
    Accepted: 13 February 2015
    Published: 28 March 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.s.2015030301.17
    Abstract: Nano-zirconium antimonate was successfully prepared using two different techniques of sol-gel and homogeneous precipitation. The different preparation parameters affecting onto the two preparation techniques such as HCl concentration, reactants molar ratio and effect reaction temperature were optimized to attain cation exchange material with high i... Show More
  • Preparation and Characterization of CaSO4–SiO2–CaO/SO42- Composite for Biodiesel Production

    Rehab M. Ali , Mona M. Abd El Latif , Hassan A. Farag

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015
    Pages: 38-45
    Received: 15 January 2015
    Accepted: 19 January 2015
    Published: 9 February 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.s.2015030301.16
    Abstract: Biodiesel synthesis from waste frying oil (WFO), gained a huge industrial concern compared to the high priced virgin vegetable oils. The major catalysts used in biodiesel production are homogeneous catalysts, which are cheap. However, they have many drawbacks such as, serious separation problems, low biodiesel production yield and production of imp... Show More
  • Preparation of Nano-Activated Carbon from carbon Based Material for Copper Decontamination from Wastewater

    M. F. Elkady , M. M. Hussein , H. M. Atiaa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015
    Pages: 31-37
    Received: 15 January 2015
    Accepted: 19 January 2015
    Published: 27 January 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.s.2015030301.15
    Abstract: This investigation deals with preparation of an activated carbon in nano-scale from natural waste bio-materials of water hyacinth segments through chemical modification of water hyacinth followed by chemical and thermal activation of the material. The different parameters affecting in the chemical and thermal activation processes such as chemical t... Show More
  • Equilibrium and Kinetics Behavior of Oil Spill Process onto Synthesized Nano-Activated Carbon

    M. F. Elkady , Mohamed Hussien , Reham Abou-rady

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015
    Pages: 22-30
    Received: 8 January 2015
    Accepted: 10 January 2015
    Published: 23 January 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.s.2015030301.14
    Abstract: Oil spills were removed from polluted wastewater using synthetic nano-activated carbon that prepared through the alkaline activation of water hyacinth roots followed by zinc chloride treatment prior to its carbonization. The prepared nano-activated carbon attains high oil sorption capacity of 28.31 g oil/ g sorbent and no water pickup. The SEM exam... Show More
  • Novelpolyvinyl Chloride-Grafted-Poly (Ethylene Imine) Membranes for Water Treatment Applications: Synthesis and Membrane Characterizations

    Mohamed S. Mohy El-din , Mahmoud Abdel Ghafar , Abd El GawadRabiea , Hossam A. Tieama

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015
    Pages: 13-21
    Received: 6 January 2015
    Accepted: 8 January 2015
    Published: 21 January 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.s.2015030301.13
    Abstract: Novel polyvinyl chloride grafted poly (ethylene imine), PVC-g-PEI membranes have been successfully synthesized by solvent evaporation technique using THF/ethanol as a solvent mixture. PEI was incorporated into PVC in different portions to increase the weak hydrophilicity of PVC membranes and to enhance physicochemical membranes surface properties. ... Show More
  • Production of Pure Nano-Iron by Using Ball Milling Machine, Chemical Batch Reactor and K-M Micro Reactor

    Mohamed Ahmed AbdelKawy , Ahmed H. El-Shazly , Yehia El Shazly

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015
    Pages: 8-12
    Received: 29 November 2014
    Accepted: 30 December 2014
    Published: 30 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.s.2015030301.12
    Abstract: In this study, pure nano iron was produced by the top to down and bottom up techniques. top to down including production of nano iron by using ball mill machine and bottom up including two methods batch and K-M micro reactor. Different techniques were used for investigation and characterization of the produced nano iron particles such as UV-Vis, PS... Show More
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Nano-Activated Carbon from El Maghara Coal, Sinai, Egypt to be Utilized for Wastewater Purification

    M. F. Elkady , M. M. Hussein , M. M. Salama

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, June 2015
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 4 November 2014
    Accepted: 7 November 2014
    Published: 14 November 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.s.2015030301.11
    Abstract: This study targeted to evaluate the availability of extraction the nano-activated carbon from el maghara coal that represents as Jurassic coal deposits in the Maghara area, Sinai, Egypt to be utilized as adsorbent material for methyl orange dye decontamination from polluted wastewater. Nano-activated carbon was prepared through the alkaline and aci... Show More