Micro and Nano Technology
Micro and Nanotechnology in Paper Manufacturing
Author- Dr. Mahendra Patel, (37 chapters, 530 pages); ISBN No. 978-81-923542-2-4), 2010; Foreword for the book Micro and Nanotechnology in Paper manufacturing, written by Prof. Rene Van Grieken, Editor-in-Chief, X-ray Spectrometry and Director, University of Antwerp, Belgium.; Congratulation letter by: Prof. Dominique Lachenal, International School of Paper, Grenoble, France.

This book explains for the first time authentically the applications of Nanotechnology in Pulp and Paper manufacturing. Many existing processes and technologies are explained to have bearings on micro and nano phenomena and concepts. On reading this book, you will be astonished and tempt to initiate interpreting and applying everything in terms of micro and nanotechnology. The author invites interactive discussions to further knowledge on Nanotechnology.

Definitions, Scope in the industry and different Concepts/ Mechanisms concerned with Micro to nano technology.

Nano Concepts in Raw Materials
Wood, trees (Genetically modified lignin-deficient trees), agro-residues and recycled fibre (stickies etc) with micro structures.
Nano Concepts in Fibreline
Mechanisms in Modern Pulping and Bleaching ( ECF/TCF) technologies are explained in terms of micro and nano phenomena.
Nano Concepts in Wet-end and Paper-making
Micro particle and micro polymer technologies for better retention and drainage properties at the wet end are the first application of nanotechnology. Micro and nano size high-performance engineered minerals and oxides imparting superior optical, surface and printability properties to the paper, are cited. It covers also Paper Machinery manufacturing namely rolls and fabrics with a micro and a nano base.
Coating, Packaging, Specialty Papers and Printing
Section 3 covers nanotechnology in coating, packaging, printing and in specialty papers. Production of intelligent wood and composites and packaging materials for security, counterfeiting, safety and antimicrobial purpose; New types of antibacterial paper, tissue paper and newsprint have recently been produced using nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology in Energy and Environment
Section 4 covers nanotechnology in production techniques, environmental and in energy issues including Pulp mill as a biorefinery, wind and solar energy.
Production Technologies and Systems
Topics covered here are R & D, Economics, Roadmap, Electron Microscopy, X-ray Spectrometry, STM, AFM, Micro techniques with Online quality measurements using micro sensors and Future of Nanotechnology.