Development of the healthy environment by utilizing green and sustainable materials research is the ultimate goal of balanced ecological system. Advanced Materials Proceedings (AMP) is a not-for-profit diamond open access journal publishing its 4th issue for October-December 2020, which merit to subject area of “Healthy and Sustainable Environment”. This affluent issue will have direct access to worldwide materials research professionals through grade information and advanced research data. The International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) provide interdisciplinary materials open research publication platform through its journals. IAAM invade for “green technology”, which encompasses non-toxic products as sustainable materials research. This strategy will be helpful to attribute sustainable human health and environment.
The editorial of this issue focused on status of higher education after Covid-19 pandemic situation. This article emphasizes on transformation of education to online mode, for healthcare reasons. Another review described design modifications in activated sludge process. The next article investigates intensification of adsorbent beds. By use of conducting materials pollutants can be removed. An important review was focused on essential minerals in water. This is very important for humans to understand requirement of minerals for health and nutrition. Study of chalcone compounds as Cyclin-Dependent Protein Kinase 2 (Cdk-2) inhibitors is important to understand for molecular interaction in anti-cancer therapeutic. Further, another article provides important information through synthesis of silica-based hydrogel. This method has drug loading application. The synthesis of Bis-indolyl Methane Scaffolds through sustainable pathway is important to understand for short reaction time and easy process for isolation. The last article is very informative to know about chemical disinfection method in potable water for balancing ecology and human health.
Overall, this issue presents a model for quality in materials research by exploring eight excellent articles for worthy topics. AMP ensures latest breakthrough information’s in materials research through openly available in its unique model of Diamond Open Access (DOA) publishing.
A green and environment-friendly manufacturing practice is globally recognized mandate for the sustainable development of technologies. In current scenario, green and sustainable materials processing and manufacturing is designed as a key enabler for sustainable development. To catch up this emerging tide, this issue covers the comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art green materials with a specific emphasis on recent progress in sustainable materials. The cover photo of the current October-December 2020 issue of Advanced Materials Proceedings is dedicated to the International Association of Advanced Materials agenda of the next decades – “Advancement of Materials to green and sustainable world”.
The first article of the issue is authored by Jyotsna Meshram from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj, Nagpur University, India. This article solely describes about coronavirus impact on daily life. Author described that COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the entire scenario of higher education and the educational system has undergone massive reformed transformation. The major issues with the rural learning are the problem of internet access, electricity and ICT tools like laptops and smart phones. This article emphasizes more about the Government of India policies to consider the ground reality, work to bring poor, lower stratum of society, underprivileged students in the forefront of mainstream quality education. Our country’s policies should ensure a strong foundation in this difficult time of crisis to innovate, ensure quality education to all with sustainable inclusive development.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5(4), 20040409. [Download Full Text in PDF]
The second article of the issue is authored by Nivedita Dashora et al., from, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. This paper gives guidelines to meet the design objectives for a commercial scale wastewater treatment plant from process efficiency and economy aspects. Here author discussed about the development in wastewater recycling techniques to meet strict environmental norms and to take advantage of the recyclability of water. Biological treatment methods predominate over other recycling methods as they are less expensive and do not generate secondary pollutants. This paper critically reviews various internal design modifications made in aerobic treatment of wastewater by several researchers on lab and pilot scale to overcome the problem faced while operation.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5(4), 20040410. [Download Full Text in PDF]
The third article of this issue is written by Sunil Kulkarni et al., from Gharda Institute of Technology and K.B.C. North Maharashtra University, India. In this article, investigations on intensification of adsorption beds are discussed. Here author discussed that pollutants like acid gases, organic gases and inorganic gases are removed from gas mixtures by using adsorption. Adsorption-desorption cycle is governed by changes in pressure or temperature. This article emphasizes more about the use of conducting materials in the form of composite fins for increasing the heat transfer through porous beds, which can reduce the adsorption-desorption cycle time. Also use of electrothermal swing adsorption (ESA) with thermoelectric element can intensify the adsorption-desorption process. Thermoelectric element converts current to temperature and vice versa. Circulation fluidized beds can be used for dehumidification and adsorption of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5(4), 20040411. [Download Full Text in PDF]
The fourth article of the issue critically emphasizes on the controlled uptake of vital minerals such as Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, I, K from water. This article is reported by S.S. Hatkar et al., from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and Vishwakarma University, India. Here, the authors’ described that minerals are inorganic supplements which are required for humans in limited quantities in the range of 1 to 4000 mg per day, depending upon the type of mineral. Excessive consumption or insufficient intake of selected trace minerals can disturb the body balance and can cause various chronic effects. The paper studies the alterations in various biochemical functions when these trace minerals are consumed in disproportionate manner.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5(4), 20040412. [Download Full Text in PDF]
The fifth research article investigate the molecular docking of substituted thiophene-based chalcone compounds (A1-A9) against anti-cancer therapeutic target cyclin-dependent protein kinase-2 (Cdk-2) (PDB ID: 1HCL) for identifying and developing potential inhibitors. Here, author determined few imperative physicochemical properties such as stretching, bending, stretching-bending, torsion, Non-1,4 VDW, 1,4 VDW, total steric energy for frame, and total energy of the best inhibitors etc. This article is reported by Kanhaiya M. Dadure et al., from Bajaj College of Science, Priyadarshini Bhagwati College of Engineering and Dadasaheb Balpande College of Pharmacy, India.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5(4), 20040413. [Download Full Text in PDF]
The sixth research article emphasize about the hydrogel, which is applicable in drug loading such as isoniazid. This article is reported by Ujwala S. Tayade et al., from Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University and Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India. In this study, authors have chosen chitosan as capping and stabilizing agent for silica-based hydrogel synthesis. The source of Silica that has been chosen is sodium silicate which is very cheap when compared to other silanating agent. But the more important feature of these hydrogels is that they show the similar properties in the qualitative and quantitative analysis. The applications of these nanoparticles are also like another silane reagent.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5(4), 20040414. [Download Full Text in PDF]
The seventh research article of the issue presents the details about the green and efficient procedure for the preparation of substituted bis-indolyl methane via condensation of indole with various aryl aldehydes (3 MCR) in the presence of catalytic amount MFA (Modified Fly Ash; a zeotype catalyst) at reflux temperature in good to excellent yield (85-95%). This method is utilizing the solvent free condition with the beneficial features such as short reaction time and easy process for isolation. This article was authored by Devendra S. Raghuvanshi et al., from Shiva Pharmachem Pvt. Ltd., and Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5(4), 20040415. [Download Full Text in PDF]
The eighth article of this issue talks about an alternative method for chemical disinfection of potable water. This article described about the microbial contamination in drinking water and methods to decontaminate it. This study was authored by Trupti Kekare et al., from Savitribai Phule Pune University and Vishwakarma University, India. This article emphasize about the methods are being utilized for disinfecting contaminated drinking water (from simple boiling to membrane technologies). Various chemical methods practiced are chlorination, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, bromine, and peracetic acid treatment. Chemical disinfectants lead to formation of toxic by-product which degrade the quality of water.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5(4), 20040416. [Download Full Text in PDF]
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