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Nanotechnologies in Food and Agriculture

  • Mahendra Rai
  • Caue Ribeiro
  • Luiz Mattoso
  • Nelson Duran
  • Offers a concise overview of applications, monitoring, toxicity, and regulatory aspects

  • Covers both crops and animal husbandry

  • Written by international experts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Emerging Nanotechnologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jafarali K. Momin, B. H. Joshi
      Pages 3-24
    3. Emily Mastronardi, Phepafatso Tsae, Xueru Zhang, Carlos Monreal, Maria C. DeRosa
      Pages 25-67
    4. Kizhaeral S. Subramanian, Angamuthu Manikandan, Muthiah Thirunavukkarasu, Christopher Sharmila Rahale
      Pages 69-80
    5. Priyanka Solanki, Arpit Bhargava, Hemraj Chhipa, Navin Jain, Jitendra Panwar
      Pages 81-101
    6. Fauze A. Aouada, Marcia R. de Moura
      Pages 103-118
  3. Detection, Delivery and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Amedea B. Seabra, Mahendra Rai, Nelson Durán
      Pages 183-207
    3. Mahendra Rai, Sunita Bansod, Manisha Bawaskar, Aniket Gade, Carolina Alves dos Santos, Amedea B. Seabra et al.
      Pages 209-239
    4. Elaine Inácio Pereira, Amanda Soares Giroto, Adriel Bortolin, Cintia Fumi Yamamoto, José Manoel Marconcini, Alberto Carlos de Campos Bernardi et al.
      Pages 241-265
  4. Toxicity Issues and Public Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Hudson C. Polonini, Roberta Brayner
      Pages 301-319
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 343-347

About this book


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. 


Balanced Fertilization Consumer Acceptance of Agrifood Nanotechnology Delivery of Antimicrobials Ecotoxicology of Nanoparticles Gene Transfer in Plants Nanobiosensors in Food Nanofertilizers and Smart Delivery Nanopesticides and Nanoherbicides Nanotechnology and Animal Health Nanotechnology and Milk Production Uptake and Accumulation of Engineered Nanomaterials water quality and water pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahendra Rai
    • 1
  • Caue Ribeiro
    • 2
  • Luiz Mattoso
    • 3
  • Nelson Duran
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologySGB Amravati UniversityAmravatiIndia
  2. 2.Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation-InstrumentationEmbrapa InstrumentationSao CarlosBrazil
  3. 3.Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation-InstrumentationEmbrapa InstrumentationSao CarlosBrazil
  4. 4.Institute of Chemistry Biological Chemistry LaboratoryUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil

About the 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 India Association for Christian Higher Education, and the Medini Award (1999) from the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of India. Caue Ribeiro and Luiz Mattoso are researchers from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Sao Carlos Nelson Duran is professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Biological Chemistry Laboratory, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

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