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Nanoclay - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications

Walid Oueslati

University of Carthage

A pioneering researcher in crystallography, lamellar disordered material, and X-ray powder diffraction structure analysis, visiting professor for some French universities, Top reviewers in the field: Multidisciplinar in 2017 (Publons) academic editor in ACE journal.


Nanoparticles and Nanomodifications Clay Minerals Synthesized Nanomaterials Mechanical Properties Organoclay Hybrid Materials Surface Engineering Theoretical Calculations Modeling Sustainable Materials Smart Food Packaging Contaminants Control

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This book aims to present the state-of-the-art results of characterization and applications of nanoclay or nano-layered silicate which are optimised-clay minerals with several enhanced properties. Adsorption, wetting, dispersing, coagulation, sedimentation, structure formation, capillary, electrokinetic, ion exchange, mechanical response, and other phenomena in nanoclay lie at the basis of a lot of geological, technological, and biological processes.

The main objective of this work is to contribute to a thorough understanding of these phenomena as far as the rapid development of nanotechnologies is concerned. In addition, this book will also aim to provide a comprehensive account of the use of nanoclay as reinforcing fillers among the various nanoparticles focusing especially on polymer and biopolymer-clay nanocomposites. Furthermore, incorporating clay nanoparticles into polymers reveals improvements in mechanical, thermal, electrical, flame retardant, and gas barrier properties.

This book is intended to be useful for students, faculty, and researchers interested in learning more about nanoclay and its applications in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, environmental science, and industrial remediation.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 11th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: July 11th 2022

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Review results due: September 29th 2022

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Expected publication date: November 28th 2022

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About the editor

Walid Oueslati

University of Carthage

Walid OUESLATI, Ph.D, HU. is an associate professor at the faculty of science of Bizerte (Tunisia) and permanent member of resources, materials and ecosystems (LR19ES20) laboratory-University of Carthage. In the year 2008 he completed his Ph.D. At the faculty of science of Bizerte in the field of mineralogy and crystallography (condensed matter). In 2018 Walid completed the HU degree at the preparatory institute for scientific and technical studies in Tunis (which is an equivalent degree to HDR_ Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches). His research areas cover solid state physics, materials science, and experimental physics. More precisely, lamellar disordered material and X-ray powder diffraction structure analysis. At present time, his research activities are concerned mainly on preparation and structural characterization of hybrid materials, nanomaterials synthesis, the use of clays nanofillers to clay/polymer nanocomposites, phyllosilicate substrates of inorganic/organic compounds, perovskite structure, mesoporous/microporous materials.

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