This book discusses the sensitivity, selectivity, and response times of different sensor materials and their potential application in the design of portable sensor systems for monitoring water pollutants and remediation systems. Beginning with an overview on water pollutants and analytical methods for their detection, the book then moves on to describing the advances in sensor materials research, and the scope for their use in different types of sensors. The book lays emphasis on techniques such as colorimetric, fluorescence, electrochemical, and biological sensing of conventional and emerging pollutants. This book will serve as a handy guide for students, researchers, and professional engineers working in the field of sensor systems for monitoring water pollutants to address various challenges.
Dr. Pooja D. is currently working as a senior scientist at CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh. She has done her Ph.D. in Engineering from the AcSIR, New Delhi, M. Tech. in Nanotechnology from IIT Roorkee with Gold Medal, B. Tech in Biotechnology with the first rank from Kurukshetra University. She is a well-established young scientist in the field of nanomaterials, sensors, and energy harvesting devices. She has published 45 international high impact publications, 02 books and more than 50 conference papers . Her research interest is towards techniques and technologies design and development for water pollutants monitoring using opto/electrochemical techniques. She has mainly focused on materails design for above application. Besides, she is also working on materials engineering for solar hydrogen production. She is recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships including Associateship, Indian Academy of Science, ISCA Young Scientist Award (2019) from Indian Science Congress Association, ISEES Young Scientist Award (2019) by International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, BRICS Young Scientist Award (2018), DST, New Delhi, PITTCON- Travel Grant (2018) from American Chemical Society, Indo-US WARI fellowship (2017), New Delhi, Young Scientist Project Award (2017) from DST, New Delhi, Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship (2010), and MHRD GATE Fellowship (2008). She is also an Outreach Programs Coordinator: CSIR-JIGYASA and CSIR-FTAMP funded by the Gov. of India, Focal Point Member in Indigo projects (European Commission) (2016-2017), Member of Board of Studies, Kurukshetra University, Member of National Advisory Committee, ICAST-2018, Jaipur, India (2018).
Dr. Praveen Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor at Indian Association for Cultivation of Sciences (IACS), Kolkata and also a Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Indian Chapter funded by the European Commission. He received his Ph.D. from Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2011, followed by the postdoctoral studied at ISOM, UPM Madrid. He is recipient of several recognized awards and fellowships, few of them are BRICS Young Scientist Award (2017), Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship from European Commission (2012), INSPIRE Faculty Award from Department of Science and Technology Delhi (2013), 05 Best oral/poster award in various international conferences and Gold Medal in M. Sc. (Physics) From Rajasthan University (2003). He is elected as a sectional committee member for Materials Science in the Indian National Science Congress Association for the year 2019-20. Dr. Kumar's research contribution covers a broad spectrum of Materials Synthesis including III-V semiconductors, Oxides, Sulphides, Carbon Nanostructures, metal/semiconductor interfaces, etc, for LED emitters & solar cells, photoelectrodes, broad-band & self-powered photodetectors, and next-generation sensors applications. He has authored 02 books, 65 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, more than 45 in conference proceedings, and delivered around 32 invited/oral talks at various conferences/institutes around the globe.
Dr. Pardeep Singh is presently working as Assistant Professor (Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College ,University of Delhi, New Delhi, India). He obtained his doctorate degree form Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi .The area of his doctoral thesis is degradation of organic pollutants . He has published more than 55 research and review articles in the international journals. His research interest is towards materials design for water pollutants remediation, e-waste recycling, and photocatalyst design. He has also edited several books of reputed publishing houses including Springer and Elsevier.
Dr. Sandip Patil is the founder Director of E-Spin Nanotech Pvt. Ltd and Technorbital Advanced Materials Pvt Ltd. Dr. Patil has extensive experience in nanofiber membrane technologies and Ultra Hollow Fibre (UHF) membrane technology for senor and water purification applications. Dr. Sandip Patil received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He research has been published in very prestigious journals such as Soft Matter, Macromolecules, Langmuir, ACS Omega, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and other peer-review journals. Dr. Patil is also the inventor of US and Indian patent. He has awarded various prestigious awards which includes, Technopreneur Promotion Program (TePP) award, IIChE Shah-Schulman award for the best PhD thesis in the area of Colloid and Interface Sciences and IICHE M. P. Chary Memorial Medal award for being an outstanding young chemical engineer for the year, Spirit of Manufacturing Award for Most Promising International Business Leader, Indian Leadership award for industrial development by All India Achievers Foundation, Rajeev Motwani Young Entrepreneur award by Motwani foundation, Indian School of Business Hyderabad Scholarship award, UICT Jalgaon alumni award for Young Entrepreneur.