Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 2

  • Shivendu Ranjan
  • Nandita Dasgupta
  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pritom Chowdhury, Madhurjya Gogoi, Sagarika Das, Afruza Zaman, Pranita Hazarika, Sangeeta Borchetia et al.
    Pages 1-25
  3. Adriano Brandelli, Luis Fernando Wentz Brum, João Henrique Zimnoch dos Santos
    Pages 27-58
  4. Pooja J. Rao, Madhav M. Naidu
    Pages 129-156
  5. Sneha Singh, Nikita Rathi, Ashwini Angal, Prabhat Parida, Debabrata Rautaray
    Pages 157-206
  6. Xing-yan Xue, Rong Cheng, Lei Shi, Zhong Ma, Xiang Zheng
    Pages 207-233
  7. Prem Lal Kashyap, Pallavi Rai, Shikha Sharma, Hillol Chakdar, Sudheer Kumar, K. Pandiyan et al.
    Pages 253-276
  8. Naureen S. Khan, Ashwini K. Dixit, Rajendra Mehta
    Pages 277-309
  9. El-Sayed Belal, Hassan El-Ramady
    Pages 311-358
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 359-373

About this book

Introduction

Nanomaterials with unique properties are currently dramatically improving agriculture and food production. This book is the second on Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture published within the series Sustainable Agriculture Reviews. The chapters address four major topics of applied nanotechnology: food, health, pollution and agriculture. Intellectual property rights of nanotechnologies in food and agriculture are reviewed in the first chapter by Chowdhury et al. Then Brandelli et al. explain the use of nano-encapsulated materials for food packaging in chapter 2. The safety of future food is addressed by Purkayastha and Manhar who review nanosensors for packaging in chapter 3. To improve the quality of food both for nutrition and health, Rao and Naidu discuss the nanoencapsulation of bioactive compounds in chapter 4. Such use of nutraceuticals is exemplified by Singh et al. who describe food fortification of vitamins and minerals encapsulated in silica in chapter 5. Nanotechnology for pollutant detection and removal is reviewed in chapter 6 by Xing-yan Xue et al. The treatment of cancer and other human illnesses using silver nanoparticles is discussed by Kumar and Smita. in chapter 7. Plant illness is then addressed by Kashyap et al. who present the detection of plant pathogens by nanotechnologies in chapter 8. The ecotoxicology of nanomaterials is addressed by Khan et al. who discuss to the toxicity of nanoparticles in soil, microbes, plants and animals in chapter 9. Nanoparticles for sustainable agroecosystems are then presented by Belal and El-Ramady in the last chapter.

Keywords

Nanotechnology Food Agriculture Intellectual Property Rights Nanotoxicology Health

Editors and affiliations

  • Shivendu Ranjan
    • 1
  • Nandita Dasgupta
    • 2
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 3
  1. 1.Nano-food Research Group, Instrumental and Food Analysis Laboratory, Industrial Biotechnology Division, School of BioSciences and TechnologyVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Nano-food Research Group, Instrumental and Food Analysis Laboratory, Industrial Biotechnology Division, School of BioSciences and TechnologyVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
  3. 3.INRA DijonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39306-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39305-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39306-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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