Aerogels: Properties and Applications


This book, entitled Aerogels: Synthesis and Applications, aims to provide an insight into the synthesis and applications of varying materials in their aerogel form. The book covers the recent advances and reviews the state of the art of aerogels prepared from varying nanomaterials including carbon nanomaterials, silica, bioaerogels and hybrid aerogels in applications such as energy storage, electronics, or environmental remediation, in terms of water and air.

Aerogels: Properties and Applications

The book serves as a fundamental information source on the techniques and methodologies applied to obtain the aerogel form of different nanomaterials, their characterization, and their post-synthesis modification or hybridization. The information enclosed in this book will be invaluable for experts to consolidate their knowledge and provide insight for newcomers to the field. Moreover, the book also includes the evolution of student satisfaction regarding a novel teaching approach based on the use of a teaching mobility event (International Week) as a platform to introduce engineering students to nanotechnology and specifically to graphene aerogels which could serve to improve teaching abilities and outcomes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Aerogels for Contaminant Removal from Water
Cristina E. Almeida-Naranjo¹ and Victor H. Guerrero²
¹Department of Mechanical Engineering, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador
²Department of Materials, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador

Chapter 2. Graphene Oxide Aerogels for Oil Spills and Organic Solvents Removal
Nelly Ma. Rosas-Laverde and Alina I. Pruna²’³
¹Department of Materials, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador
²Institute of Materials Technology, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
³Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Chapter 3. Aerogels for Photocatalytic Degradation of Air and Water Pollutants: Research Trends
Shikha Bansal, Waseem Ashraf, Honey Mittal and Manika Khanuja
Centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Chapter 4. Overview of Aerogels Applications Aimed at Thermal and Acoustic Insulation
Norma Gisela Corral Capulin
Dirección de Ingeniería en Biotecnología, Universidad Politécnica del Valle de Toluca, Almoloya de Juárez, Estado de México

Chapter 5. Synthesis of Silica Aerogels
Misael García Ruiz
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Centro Conjunto de Investigación en Química Sustentable UAEM-UNAM

Chapter 6. Aerogels for Biosensors
Salomé Gabriela Galeas Hurtado
Materials Department, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador

Chapter 7. Synthesis and Applications of Nanocarbon Aerogels
Jair A. Yánez Sánchez¹, Nelly Ma. Rosas-Laverde¹ and Alina I. Pruna²’³
¹Department of Materials, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador
²Institute of Materials Technology, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
³Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Chapter 8. An International Week Event as an Approach to Introduce Engineering Students to Graphene Nanotechnology
Alina I. Pruna
Institute of Materials Technology, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain; Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania



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