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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 34

Date Palm for Food, Medicine and the Environment

  • Mu. Naushad
  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. P. Senthil Kumar, P. R. Yaashikaa
    Pages 1-17
  3. B. M. Gnanamangai, S. Saranya, P. Ponmurugan, S. Kavitha, Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu, P. Divya
    Pages 19-40
  4. Prabu Periyathambi, Hemalatha Thiagarajan, Suganthan Veerachamy
    Pages 41-54
  5. P. Senthil Kumar, C. Femina Carolin
    Pages 79-103
  6. Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, Farrukh Jamil, Lamya Al Haj, Eyas Mahmoud, Mohamed Becherif, Umer Rashid et al.
    Pages 105-123
  7. Jawhar Fakhfakh, Sahar Ben-Youssef, Mu. Naushad, Noureddine Allouche
    Pages 125-153
  8. Marija Nujic, Natalija Velic, Mirna Habuda-Stanić
    Pages 179-191
  9. N. Sivarajasekar, J. Prakashmaran, Mu. Naushad, Bader Z. ALFarhan, S. Poornima, S. Sivapriya et al.
    Pages 193-206
  10. Basma Al-Najar, Mohamed Bououdina, J. Judith Vijaya, Radhika R. Nair, Tetiana Tatarchuk
    Pages 207-245
  11. Shamik Chowdhury, Sharadwata Pan, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Papita Das
    Pages 247-263
  12. Mirna Habuda-Stanić, Marija Nujic, Blanca Magdalena Gonzalez Silva, Sveinung Sægrov, Stein Wold Østerhus, Mario Šiljeg
    Pages 265-278

About this book


This book is the result of remarkable contribution from the experts of interdisciplinary fields of Science with comprehensive, in-depth and up-to-date research and reviews.​ It describes the applications of date palm for food, medicine and the environmental sectors. Date palm is one of the oldest cultivated trees and its fruit has been a dietary staple around the world for many centuries. Date pulps contain dietary fibers and easily digestible sugars (70%), mainly glucose, sucrose and fructose. They also contain vitamins like biotin, thiamine, riboflavin, ascorbic and folic acid that are important for our body. The date palm fruit has been used in folk remedies for the treatment of various infectious diseases, cancer and immuno-modulatory activity. Date stones and date palm leaves are freely and abundantly available biomass. Therefore, the renovation of agricultural biomass wastes into activated carbons for drinking water purification, wastewater treatment, treatment of dyes, and metal-ions from aqueous solution would add value to agricultural commodities which offer a solution to environmental problems as well as reduce the cost of waste disposal.


Antioxidants Date Pits Biogas Cellulosic wste Toxins Organic dyes Aqueous environment Nutritional assessment Enzymatic fermentation Waste //water Adsorption Pollutants

Editors and affiliations

  • Mu. Naushad
    • 1
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, INRA, Coll France, CEREGEAix-en-ProvenceFrance

About the editors

Dr. Mu. Naushad is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He obtained his M.Sc and Ph.D Degree in Analytical chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India in 2002 and 2007, respectively.  He has vast research experience in the multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Environmental Science. He hold^5000 citations with a Google Scholar H-Index of >44. He has successfully run several research projects funded by National plan for Science and Technology (NPST) and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is the editor/editorial member of several reputed Journals like Scientific Report (Nature); Process Safety & Environmental Protection (Elsevier); Journal of Water Process Engineering (Elsevier) and International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health (MDPI). He is also the associate editor for Environmental Chemistry Letters (Springer) and Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering Journal (Springer). He has been awarded by the Scientist of the year award-2015 from National Environmental Science Academy, Delhi, India and Almarai Award-2017, Saudi Arabia.

Eric Lichtfouse, PhD, born in 1960, is an environmental chemist working at the University of Aix-Marseille, France. He has invented carbon-13 dating, a method allowing to measure the relative age and turnover of molecular organic compounds occurring in different temporal pools of any complex media. He is teaching scientific writing and communication, and has published the book Scientific Writing for Impact Factors, which includes a new tool – the Micro-Article - to identify the novelty of research results. He is founder and Chief Editor of scientific journals and series in environmental chemistry and agriculture. He got the Analytical Chemistry Prize by the French Chemical Society, the Grand Prize of the Universities of Nancy and Metz, and a Journal Citation Award by the Essential Indicators.

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