Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nanoscience and Nanomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cristina Buzea, Ivan Pacheco
      Pages 71-112
  3. Nanomaterials in Soil Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Vera Terekhova, Marina Gladkova, Eugeny Milanovskiy, Kamila Kydralieva
      Pages 115-136
    3. Ebrahim Karimi, Ehsan Mohseni Fard
      Pages 137-200
    4. Zaid Hameed Majeed, Mohd Raihan Taha
      Pages 219-257
    5. Mohsen Soleimani, Nasibeh Amini
      Pages 279-289
    6. Kizhaeral S. Subramanian, M. Thirunavukkarasu
      Pages 305-319
  4. Nanomaterials in Plant Systems

  5. Mansour Ghorbanpour, Manika Khanuja, Ajit Varma
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 545-553

About this book


This book provides in-depth reviews of the effects of nanoparticles on the soil environment, their interactions with plants and also their potential applications as nanofertilizers and pesticides. It offers insights into the current trends and future prospects of nanotechnology, including the benefits and risks and the impact on agriculture and soil ecosystems.

Individual chapters explore topics such as nanoparticle biosynthesis, engineered nanomaterials, the use of nanoclays for remediation of polluted sites, nanomaterials in water desalination, their effect on seed germination, plant growth, and nutrient transformations in soil, as well as the use of earthworms as bioremediating agents for nanoparticles. It is a valuable resource for researchers in academia and industry working in the field of agriculture, crop protection, plant sciences, applied microbiology, soil biology and environmental sciences.


Nanoparticles Soil properties Antimicrobial applications Nanofertilizers Bioremediation Nanoclays Soil pollutants Water desalination Plant diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Mansour Ghorbanpour
    • 1
  • Khanuja Manika
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesArak UniversityArakIran
  2. 2.Amity Institute of NanotechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Amity Inst of Microbial TechnologyNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46833-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46835-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4831
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