New Books, Edited by Adil Denizli


Nanotechnology-Based Smart Remote Sensing Networks for Disaster Prevention

Editors: Adil Denizli, Marcelo Alencar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, David Motaung

Nanotechnology-Based Smart Remote Sensing Networks for Disaster Prevention outlines how nanotechnology and space technology could be applied for the detection of disaster risks in early stages, using cheap sensors, cheap constellations of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, and smart wireless networks with artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Nanomaterial-based sensors (nanosensors) can offer several advantages over their micro-counterparts, such as lower power or self-powered consumption, high sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distances between the object and the sensor. Besides this, with the support of AI tools, such as fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, and ambient intelligence, sensor systems are becoming smarter when a large number of sensors are used. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers, and environmental scientists who are seeking to understand how nanotechnology-based solutions can help mitigate natural disasters.


Nano-biosorbents for Decontamination of Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

Editors: Adil Denizli, Nisar Ali, Muhammad Bilal, Adnan Khan, Tuan Anh Nguyen

Nano-biosorbents for Decontamination of Water, Air, and Soil Pollution explores the properties of nanobiosorbents and their applications in the removal of contaminants from the natural environment. The use of nanobiosorbents for environmental protection is a combinational approach that incorporates nanotechnology with naturally occurring biopolymers that form an amalgamation of nano-biopolymers used as sorbent materials in the removal of a variety of contaminants from wastewaters. This is an important reference source for materials scientists, bioscientists and environmental scientists who are looking to understand how nanobiosorbents are being used for a range of environmental applications.


Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture

Editors: Adil Denizli, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Susai Rajendran, Ghulam Yasin, Ashok Kumar

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture covers new breakthroughs in smart agriculture, highlighting new technologies, such as the internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence. In addition, the book provides the many advantages of nanosensors over their micro counterparts, such as lower power consumption, higher sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distances between the object and sensor. Sections provide information on fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanosensors in smart agriculture. The book highlights how, when cultivating soil, nanosensors and their wireless networks can be used for soil quality monitoring (moisture/herbicides/organic compound/trace metals monitoring in soil, etc. Other applications cover how smart nanosensors can be used for virus detection and hygiene/pathogen controls in livestocks, their use as active transport tracking devices for smart tracking and tracing, and other various applications, such as (i) nanochips for identity (radio frequency identification), (ii) food inspection, (iii) intelligent food packaging, and (iv) smart storage. This is an important reference source for materials scientists and agricultural engineers who are looking to understand more about how nanosensor technology can be used to create more efficient and sustainable agricultural systems.


Biosensors for Virus Detection

Editors: Adil Denizli and Ye┼čeren Saylan

Biosensors have been employed for numerous applications from medical diagnosis, environmental monitoring, pharmaceutical analysis, food quality testing to defence and security purposes. Their development encompasses chemistry, physics, materials science, nanotechnology, and engineering. Being at the intersection of these multiple disciplines, this book is suitable for academic, clinical, and commercial researchers, as well as graduate students. This book reviews the latest studies and developments in the use of a range of biosensor platforms for the analysis of viral infections. Following an introduction to viruses and the importance of virus detection for medical applications the book introduces the properties, fabrication, characterization, applications, and recent research regarding optical, electrochemical, piezoelectric, fluorescence, thermal, magnetic, and micromechanical sensor families. It further embraces state-of-art technological developments that incorporate additional platforms such as microfluidic systems, lab-on-a-chip tools, and molecular imprinting techniques, and also includes relevant chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, and nanotechnology. In each case, the use and potential of each biosensor for viral detection are explained, and these points have been elaborated for the applications in Coronavirus, HIV, Hepatitis, Ebola, Zika, Norovirus, Influenza, SARS, and others. Part of IOP Series in Sensors and Sensor Systems.


Plasmonic Sensors and their Applications

Editor: Adil Denizli

A practically-focused reference and guide on the use of plasmonic sensing as a faster and cheaper alternative to conventional sensing platforms

Plasmons, the collective oscillations of electrons occurring at the interface between any two materials, are sensitive to changes in dielectric properties near metal surfaces. Plasmonic sensors enable the real-time study of unique surface properties by monitoring the effect of the material interaction at the sensor surface. Plasmonic sensing techniques offer fast, label-free analysis, and hold advantages over labelling techniques such as ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay).

Plasmonic Sensors and their Applications examines the development and use of highly sensitive and selective plasmonic sensing platforms in chemistry, biotechnology, and medicine. Contributions by an international panel of experts provide timely and in-depth coverage of both real-world applications and academic research in the dynamic field. The authors describe advances in nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, and biomedicine, explore new and emerging applications of plasmonic sensing, discuss future trends and potential research directions, and more. This authoritative volume:

  • Demonstrates why plasmonic sensing is a profitable method for easy and label-free analysis in real-time
  • Covers a variety of applications of plasmonic sensors, such as disease diagnostics, vitamin detection, and detection of chemical and biological warfare agents
  • Includes a brief introduction to the history and development of plasmonic sensors
  • Provides concise theory and background for every application covered in the text

Plasmonic Sensors and their Applications is an invaluable resource for analytical chemists, biochemists, biotechnologists, protein and surface chemists, and advanced students of biotechnology.


Molecular Imprinting for Nanosensors and Other Sensing Applications

Editor: Adil Denizli

Molecular Imprinting for Nanosensors and Other Sensing Applications provides fundamental knowledge on molecular imprinting, including types, preparation methods, properties and characterization techniques. The book also covers the state-of-the-art technological developments of sensors that incorporate with microfluidic systems, lab-on-a-chip-tools, and other techniques. Sections discuss the integration of molecularly imprinted polymers with current top-notch tools and platforms that facilitate their potential applications in the realms of medicine, pharmaceuticals and environmental monitoring. Topics of note include molecularly imprinted polymer-based sensor models, their functionalization methodologies, prominent characteristics, and their characterization tools.


Nanotechnology for Hematology, Blood Transfusion, and Artificial Blood

Editors: Adil Denizli, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Rajan Mariappan, Mohammad Alam, Khaliqur Rahman

Nanotechnology for Hematology, Blood Transfusion, and Artificial Blood outlines the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanotechnology in hematology, blood transfusion and artificial blood. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and biomedical scientists who are looking to increase their understanding of how nanotechnology can lead to more efficient blood treatments. Sections focus on how nanotechnology could offer new routes to address challenging and pressing issues facing rare blood diseases and disorders and how nanomaterials can be used as artificial cell-like systems (compartmentalized biomimetic nanocontainers), which are especially useful in drug delivery. For artificial blood, the nanotechnological approach can fabricate artificial red blood cells, platelet substitutes, and white blood cell substitutes with their inherent enzyme and other supportive systems. In addition, nanomaterials can promote blood vessel growth and reserve red blood cells at a positive temperature.