Magnetic Nanostructures

Environmental and Agricultural Applications

  • Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
  • Mohamed A. Mohamed
  • Ram Prasad

Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Abd El-Moez A. Mohamed, Mohamed A. Mohamed
    Pages 1-12
  3. Prachee Dubey, Geeta Watal, Kanti Bhooshan Pandey
    Pages 33-47
  4. Mohamed M. Ramadan, Asran-Amal, Hassan Almoammar, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 49-75
  5. Mohamed A. Mohamed, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 95-108
  6. Ayesha Muhammad, Malik Badshah
    Pages 109-129
  7. M. Ruthiraan, N. M. Mubarak, E. C. Abdullah, Mohammad Khalid, Sabzoi Nizamuddin, Rashmi Walvekar et al.
    Pages 131-159
  8. Imran Ali, Changsheng Peng, Iffat Naz, Muhammad Ahsan Amjed
    Pages 161-179
  9. Muhammad Zahid, Nimra Nadeem, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Ijaz Ahmad Bhatti, Haq Nawaz Bhatti, Ghulam Mustafa
    Pages 181-212
  10. Mohamed A. Mohamed, Abd El-Moez A. Mohamed, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 225-246
  11. Khaled K. Kasem, Manal Mostafa, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 261-285
  12. Manoranjan Arakha, Bairagi C. Mallick, Suman Jha
    Pages 287-300
  13. Poonam Nehra, R. P. Chauhan
    Pages 301-318
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 319-329

About this book


Recently, magnetic nanostructures have gained a remarkable interest for basic research and applied studies. Because of their low cost and ease of manufacture and modification, they have great potential for agricultural and environmental applications. The use of magnetic nanostructures has been proven in a wide range of fields including catalysis, biotechnology, biomedicine, magnetic resonance imaging, agriculture, biosensors, and removal of environmental pollutants, among others.  

This book includes 16 chapters of collected knowledge, discoveries, and applications in agriculture, soil remediation, and water treatment. It describes the role of nano-agriculture with regard to food security and discusses environmental and agricultural protection concerns. It further offers potential applications of magnetic nanomaterials in the agriculture and food sectors, such as the development of sensors, environment monitoring for wastewater treatment and the remediation of contaminated soils. Increasing crop yield through the use of nanopesticides or nanofertilizers and biosecurity using sensors for detecting pathogens along the entire food chain are discussed as well. 

This book also brings together various sources of expertise on different aspects magnetic nanostructure application in the agri-food sector and environment remediation. Magnetic nanostructures also have great potential in biotechnological processes, as they can be utilized as a carrier for enzymes during different biocatalytic transformations. Novel magnetic nanomaterials can be used for detection and separation of pesticides from environmental and biological samples. The excellent adsorption capacity of the modified magnetic nanoadsorbents together with other advantages such as reusability, easy separation, environmentally friendly composition, and freedom of interferences of alkaline earth metal ions make them suitable adsorbents for removal of heavy metal ions from environmental and industrial wastes. One of the most important environmental applications of magnetic nanostructures has been in the treatment of water, whether in the remediation of groundwater or through the magnetic separation and/or sensing of contaminants present in various aqueous systems. 

 The integrated combination of these 16 chapters, written by experts with considerable experience in their area of research, provides a comprehensive overview on the synthesis, characterization, application, environmental processing, and agriculture of engineered magnetic nanostructures. Its comprehensive coverage discusses how nanostructure materials interact in plants as well as their potential and useful applications.


Phytopathogens Plant disease Plant pathology Biopesticides Integrated pest management Environmental applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    • 1
  • Mohamed A. Mohamed
    • 2
  • Ram Prasad
    • 3
  1. 1.Agricultural Research CenterPlant Pathology Research InstituteGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Agricultural Research CenterPlant Pathology Research InstituteGizaEgypt
  3. 3.School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, ChinaAmity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16438-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16439-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8027
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-8035
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