Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 36

Chitin and Chitosan: Applications in Food, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Medicine and Wastewater Treatment

  • Grégorio Crini
  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Carla Harkin, Norbert Mehlmer, Dirk V. Woortman, Thomas B. Brück, Wolfram M. Brück
    Pages 1-43
  3. Piotr Kulawik, Ewelina Jamróz, Fatih Özogul
    Pages 45-79
  4. Patricia Cazón, Manuel Vázquez
    Pages 81-123
  5. Julia L. Shamshina, Tetyana Oldham (Konak), Robin D. Rogers
    Pages 125-146
  6. Janaina Oliveira Gonçalves, Vanessa Mendonça Esquerdo, Tito Roberto Sant’Anna Cadaval Jr, Luiz Antonio de Almeida Pinto
    Pages 147-173
  7. Rabinarayan Parhi
    Pages 175-239
  8. Jacques Desbrieres, Catalina Peptu, Lacramiora Ochiuz, Corina Savin, Marcel Popa, Silvia Vasiliu
    Pages 241-314
  9. Sheriff Adewuyi, Iriczalli Cruz-Maya, Onome Ejeromedoghene, Vincenzo Guarino
    Pages 315-334
  10. Eric Lichtfouse, Nadia Morin-Crini, Marc Fourmentin, Hassiba Zemmouri, Inara Oliveira Carmo do Nascimento, Luciano Matos Queiroz et al.
    Pages 335-380
  11. Grégorio Crini, Giangiacomo Torri, Eric Lichtfouse, George Z. Kyzas, Lee D. Wilson, Nadia Morin-Crini
    Pages 381-425
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 427-428

About this book


This book reviews recent research and applications of chitin and chitosan, as natural alternatives of fossil fuel products, in medicine and pharmacy, agriculture, food science and water treatment. Chitin and chitosan products are polysaccharides derived from food waste of crustaceans and fungi, and thus are cheap, abundant, sustainable, non-toxic, recyclable and biocompatible. Remarkable applications include food additives and preservation, packaging materials, biopesticides and fertilisers, drug delivery, tissue engineering, bioflocculation and dye removal.


Packaging Drug Delivery Biopesticide Tissue Engineering Bioflocculation

Editors and affiliations

  • Grégorio Crini
    • 1
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Chrono-Environnement, UMR 6249Université Bourgogne Franche-ComtéBesançonFrance
  2. 2.Aix-Marseille Université CNRS, IRD, INRAColl France, CEREGEAix-en-ProvenceFrance

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods