Nanotechnologies in Food and Agriculture by Mahendra RaiNanotechnologies in Food and Agriculture by Mahendra Rai

Nanotechnologies in Food and Agriculture

byMahendra RaiEditorCaue Ribeiro, Luiz Mattoso

Hardcover | April 14, 2015

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of new and emerging nanotechnologies. It includes aspects of nanoparticle monitoring, toxicity, and public perception, and covers applications that address both crop growing and treatment of agricultural wastewater. Topics include nanoagrochemicals (nanofertilizers, -pesticides, -herbicides), nanobiosensors, and nanotechnologies for food processing, packaging, and storage, crop improvement and plant disease control. The group of expert authors is led by an experienced team of editors.

Mahendra K. Rai is Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. He has published 210 research papers, more than 100 popular articles in Indian and foreign journals and 31 books. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Father T.A. Mathias Award (1989) from the All ...
Title:Nanotechnologies in Food and AgricultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:347 pagesPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:331914023X

ISBN - 13:9783319140230


Table of Contents

Nanotechnology in Food Industry.- Strategic Role of Nanotechnology in Fertilizers: Potentials and Limitations.- Nanofertilizers for Balanced Fertilization in Sustainable Agriculture.- Nanofertilizers and Their Smart Delivery Systems.- Nanopesticides.- Nanobiotechnology Strategies for Delivery of Antimicrobials in Agriculture and Food.- Nano-developments for Food Packaging and Labeling Applications.- Strategic Role of Nanobiosensor in Food: Benefits and Bottlenecks.- Emerging Nanotechnologies in Agriculture: Role of Nanocarriers in Delivery of NO.- Gene Transfer in Plants: Role of Nanotechnology.- Perspectives in Nanocomposites for the Slow and Controlled Release of Fertilizers.- Novel Technologies in Animal Health Control and Milk Production: Insights from Nanotechnology.- Nano-enhanced biotreatment for agricultural waste water.- Uptake and Accumulation of Engineered nanomaterials and Their Phytotoxicity to Agricultural Crops.- Ecotoxicology of nanoparticles.- Nanoparticles in Food chains.- Regulatory issues of Using Nanotechnology in Agriculture.- Consumer Acceptance of Agrifood Nanotechnology - Issues and Challenges.