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Nanotechnology, Food Security and Water Treatment

  • K M Gothandam
  • Shivendu Ranjan
  • Nandita Dasgupta
  • Chidambaram Ramalingam
  • Eric Lichtfouse


  • Features applications of nanomaterials to food and water quality

  • Looks at advanced water desalinisation in the context of increasing water scarcity

  • Gives insight into the toxicology of nanomaterials


Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Brindha J, Kaushik Chanda, Balamurali MM
    Pages 53-86
  3. Arun G. Ingale, Anuj N. Chaudhari
    Pages 87-128
  4. Hassan El-Ramady, Neama Abdalla, Tarek Alshaal, Ahmed El-Henawy, Mohammed Elmahrouk, Yousry Bayoumi et al.
    Pages 129-161
  5. Prakash M. Gopalakrishnan Nair
    Pages 163-183
  6. Saikat Sinha Ray, Shiao-Shing Chen, Dhanaraj Sangeetha, Nguyen Cong Nguyen, Hau-Thi Nguyen
    Pages 185-228
  7. Manisha Shakya, Eldon R. Rene, Yarlagadda V. Nancharaiah, Piet N. L. Lens
    Pages 229-253
  8. Tamer Elbana, Mohamed Yousry
    Pages 255-275
  9. Anamika Das, Jabez William Osborne
    Pages 277-311
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 333-334

About this book


This book reviews advanced nanotechnology in food, health, water and agriculture. In food, nanobiosensors display an unprecedented efficiency for the detection of allergens, genetically modified organisms and pathogens. In agriculture, nanofertilisers improve plant nutrition by releasing nutrients slowly and steadily. Nanomaterials synthesised using biomass such as fungi are further found remarkable to clean waters polluted by heavy metals. However, as newly introduced materials in the environment, nanoparticles may exhibit toxic effects, which are reviewed in this book. In the context of climate change, methods for water desalinisation are also presented.


Nanotechnology for food and agriculture Food security and quality Water treatment and desalinisation Bioremediation of heavy metals Toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • K M Gothandam
    • 1
  • Shivendu Ranjan
    • 2
  • Nandita Dasgupta
    • 3
  • Chidambaram Ramalingam
    • 4
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Bio Sciences and TechnologyVIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Computational Modelling and Nanoscale Processing UnitIndian Institute of Food Processing TechnologyThanjavurIndia
  3. 3.Computational Modelling and Nanoscale Processing UnitIndian Institute of Food Processing TechnologyThanjavurIndia
  4. 4.School of Bio Sciences and TechnologyVIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  5. 5.CEREGE, Aix-Marseille UniversityAix en ProvenceFrance

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