This book presents an overview of the current state of research in the field of nanotechnologies and biotechnologies for energy, environment, electronics, and health, as emerging from leading laboratories worldwide. It presents and describes in detail the recent research results in the most advanced nanobiotechnology-based methods and their possible applications to energy, environment, electronics, and public health. The methods discussed in the book include anodic porous alumina, nanotubes, conductive polymers, molecular dynamics, innovative software, nanomembranes, lipases, octopus rhodopsin, chromosome translocation, pulsed power, nanotechnology, megatechnologies, mass spectrometry, and protein array. The applications discussed include nanobioelectronics, nanosensors, nanodevices, gas, environment, energy, industrial biofermentation, health, vaccinology, biodiesel production, Earth's interior, and metals. The book focuses on an array of applications to highlight important aspects of this interdisciplinary approach, underpinning the present challenges and showing the future potential solutions.
Introduction: Present Challenges and Future Solutions via Nanotechnology for Electronics, Environment and Energy; Claudio Nicolini Part A: Methods Influence of Chromosome Translocation on Yeast Life Span: Implications for Long-Term Industrial Biofermentation; Jason Sims, Dmitri Nikitin, and Carlo V. Bruschi Pulsed Power Nanotechnologies for Disintegration and Breaking Up of Refractory Precious Metals Ores; Valentin A. Chanturiya and Igor Zh. Bunin Modeling of Software Sensors in Bioprocess; Luca Belmonte and Claudio Nicolini Nanotubes and Poly(o-ethoxyaniline) Nanostructured Films for Sensor Development; Pierluigi Cossari, Valter Bavastrello, and Claudio Nicolini Molecular Dynamics for Nanobiotechnology; Marine Bozdaganyan, Nicola Bragazzi, Pechkova Eugenia, Orekhov Philipp, Kostantin Shaitan, and Claudio Nicolini Nanomembranes for Biological Transmission Electron Microscopy; Daniel Rhinow Part B: Energy Applications Nanotechnology for Energy Devices; Enrico Stura, Davide Nicolini, and Claudio Nicolini Matching Fungal Lipases Catalytic Activity for Biodiesel Production; Rosanna Spera and Claudio Nicolini New Paradigms of the Development of the Earth's Interior; Alexy A. Peshkov, Natalia A. Matsko, Alexander G. Mikhailov, and Victor I. Bragin Part C: Environment Applications Anodic Porous Alumina and Nanosensors for Public Health and Vaccinology; Nicola Bragazzi, Manju Singh, and Claudio Nicolini Mass Spectrometry and Protein Array for Environment; Rosanna Spera, Luca Belmonte, Fernanda Festa, Eugenia Pechkova, Shaorong Chong, Joshua LaBaer, and Claudio Nicolini Part D: Electronic Applications Conductive Polymers and Gas Sensors; Valter Bavastrello, Tercio Bezzerra, and Claudio Nicolini Hardware Implementation of New Sensors for Health and Environment; Manuela Adami, Marco Sartore, Nicola Bragazzi, and Claudio Nicolini The Role of pi-pi Interactions in the Charged Species Stabilizations of Conjugated Polymers for Nanoelectronics; Riccardo Narizzano and Claudio Nicolini Octopus Rhodopsin for Nanobioelectronics; Eugenia Pechkova, Mikhail Ostrovsky, Oksana Nekrasova, Anastasia Shebanova, Victor Sivozhelezov, Michail Kirpichnikov, and Claudio Nicolini