Graphitic Nanofibers: A Review of Practical and Potential Applications

Graphitic Nanofibers: A Review of Practical and Potential Applications

By: Juzer Jangbarwala (author)Paperback

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The world of nanomaterials is complex; there is dubiety as well as unrealistic optimism about costs, practicality, timing for the availability of, and the true capabilities of products featured in the news. The progress of the industry is being affected from the incertitude generated by the multitudinous names used, coupled with lack of clarity and standardization in the definitions for carbonaceous nanomaterials, such as graphene, graphene oxide, nanographene, nanographene flakes, nanographite flakes, graphene nanoribbons, single-layer graphene, few-layer graphene, nanographite, nanotubes, nanofibers. In this perspicuous book about the carbonaceous nanomaterial domain, the author concisely covers nomenclature, characteristics, applications, costs, and manufacturing; all with the cardinal goal to offer the reader a reality check by delineating the steps to commercialization. Along the way, he also examines the cost impact of the touted applications and the boundaries of market adoption. Through references and personal experience, the author makes a compelling case for the market readiness of a mostly neglected class of nanomaterials known as Graphitic Nanofibers. Includes varied levels of technical focus and financial analyses to appeal to a range of skills and interests.

About Author

Juzer Jangbarwala is currently CEO of Voltek. His work spans over35 years, primarily in commercializing of innovative technologies.He has established water treatment companies around his ownpatents, and has always been intimately involved with the technicalas well as the business aspects of his companies. To commercializehis inventions, he started Catalyx, a technology incubator in 2001,which is when he got involved with nanomaterials, specificallygraphitic nanofibers. Many of the technologies developed involvedgraphitic nanofibers either directly or indirectly. He establishedVoltek in 2015. Among the IP portfolio of Voltek are 5 issuedpatents and several pending patents utilizing graphitic nanofibersin the fields of water and wastewater treatment, waste to fuelsand catalysis. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from LehighUniversity, Bethlehem, PA. and holds more than 20 patents.


1. Brief Overview of Carbon and Its Cousins 2. Review of Carbonaceous Nanomaterials and Graphite 3. Graphitic Nanofibers: The Path to Manufacturing 4. Manufacturing 5. Costs of Manufacturing 6. Functionalization and In Situ Polymerization 7. Applications

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780323511049
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780323511049
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 032351104X

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