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Research Article

Year : 2019 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 1-8

Nanostructured Materials as Harbinger for Newer Innovation and Cleaner Technologies

Venkataraman Vishwanathan1*, Balasubramanian Viswanathan2

doi:10.24951/sreyasijst.org/2019021001

Corresponding author

Venkataraman Vishwanathan*

Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Botho University, P O Box-501 564, Gaborone, Botswana

  • 1. Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Botho University, P O Box-501 564, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 2. 2National Centre for Catalysis Research, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai – 600036, Tamil Nadu, India

Received on: 1/6/2019

Revised on: 1/6/2019

Accepted on: 1/6/2019

Published on: 1/6/2019

  • Nanostructured Materials as Harbinger for Newer Innovation and Cleaner Technologies, Venkataraman Vishwanathan, Balasubramanian Viswanathan., 1/6/2019, Sreyas Journals, 3(2), 1-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.18831/sreyasijst/12019021001.

    Published on: 1/6/2019

Abstract

Nanoscience and nanotechnology play an important role in the design and development of various products of commercial interest. A lot of R&D work has been done to bring out newer and novel nanomaterials for industrial exploitation. Amongst the various sectors, the chemical industries look upon the application of nanomaterials as harbinger to bring about a faster, cleaner and cost-effective technologies. Some of the salient properties of the nanomaterials, namely, physical, chemical, optical, electrical and magnetic are vitally important to produce fine and specialty chemicals. The subject title will focus on the importance of nanomaterials, an important synthesis procedure (homogeneous precipitation-deposition) and different techniques available to characterise the nanomaterials to understand their structural and textural properties. Finally, a case study is described to show how the nanocatalyst is successfully employed in a chemical industry to achieve better performance in terms of conversion and yield.

Keywords

Glycerol, Oxidation, Fixed-bed reactor, Nanocatalyst, GC-analysis.