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Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 3

  • Shivendu Ranjan
  • Nandita Dasgupta
  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Anbazhagan Mageswari, Ramachandran Srinivasan, Parthiban Subramanian, Nachimuthu Ramesh, Kodiveri Muthukaliannan Gothandam
    Pages 31-71
  3. Jeyaraj Pandiarajan, Sundaramahalingam Balaji, Shunmugiah Mahendran, Ponnirul Ponmanickam, Muthukalingan Krishnan
    Pages 73-98
  4. G. Madhumitha, J. Fowsiya, Selvaraj Mohana Roopan
    Pages 99-127
  5. Ramesh Chand Kasana, Nav Raten Panwar, Ramesh Kumar Kaul, Praveen Kumar
    Pages 129-143
  6. Vineet Kumar, Praveen Guleria, Surinder Kumar Mehta
    Pages 145-181
  7. Vandita Kakkar, Nancy Modgill, Manoj Kumar
    Pages 183-198
  8. T. K. M. Prashantha Kumar, Trivene R. Mandlimath, P. Sangeetha, S. K. Revathi, S. K. Ashok Kumar
    Pages 199-223
  9. Kah Hon Leong, Lan Ching Sim, Saravanan Pichiah, Shaliza Ibrahim
    Pages 225-242
  10. Subrata Pramanik, Gopal Pramanik
    Pages 243-280
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 281-289

About this book

Introduction

This book is the third volume on Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture, published in the series Sustainable Agriculture Reviews. Nanomaterials with unique properties are now being used to improve food and agricultural production. Research on nanomaterials is indeed revealing new applications that were once thought to be imaginary. Specifically, applications lead to higher crop productivity with nanofertilisers, better packaging, longer food shelf life and better sensing of aromas and contaminants. These applications are needed in particular in poor countries where food is scarce and the water quality bad.  Nanotechnology also addresses the age old issue of water polluted by industrial, urban and agricultural pollutants. For instance, research produces nanomaterials that clean water more efficiently than classical methods, thus yielding water for drinking and irrigation. However, some nanomaterials have been found to be toxic. Therefore, nanomaterials should be engineered to be safe for the environment. In this book we present ten chapters describing the synthesis and application of nanomaterials for health, food, agriculture and bioremediation. 

Keywords

Nanotechnology Food Agriculture Intellectual Property Rights Nanotoxicology Health

Editors and affiliations

  • Shivendu Ranjan
    • 1
  • Nandita Dasgupta
    • 2
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 3
  1. 1.SBST, VIT University, Vellore,SMV, 115Vellore Institute of Technology SBST, VIT University, Vellore,SMV, 115VelloreIndia
  2. 2.School of Bio Sciences and TechnologyVIT University School of Bio Sciences and TechnologyVelloreIndia
  3. 3.UMR1347 AgroécologieINRA Aix en ProvenceFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48009-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48008-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48009-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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