New ways of synthesizing organic-based fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) are required in environmental application. This is crucial for mitigation and control of pollutants without increasing the risk of releasing byproduct pollutants as the case with non-organic (metallic) quantum based substrate. Notably, this study provides current research on sustainable synthesis of CDs and their applications through analytical concept of recent and advance techniques for efficient and optimized processes. New scrutinized methods of synthesis and applications of CDs are beneficial and essential to optimize the state-of-art practices. The value distilled in this study adds to the field of sustainable production and application of CDs.
Part of the book: Novel Nanomaterials