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Food and Environmental Paradigm

  • Ram Prasad
  • Vivek Kumar
  • Manoj Kumar


  • Explains the novel properties of nanomaterials in agriculture

  • Provides a holistic view on the role of nano-agriculture in food security and environmental protection

  • Describes nanotechnology as a promising way to improve crop production, water quality, nutrition, packaging, and food security


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Hansol Lee, Jaya Sundaram, Sudhagar Mani
    Pages 1-33
  3. Semih Ötleş, Buket Yalçın Şahyar
    Pages 35-43
  4. Milan Z. Baltic, Marija Boskovic
    Pages 45-64
  5. Loganathan Karthik, Arivarasan Vishnu Kirthi, Zhiyong Li
    Pages 65-78
  6. Ibtisam E. Tothill, Mohammed J. Abdin
    Pages 131-151
  7. Emmanuel A. Echiegu
    Pages 153-171
  8. Sandra I. Concha-Guerrero, Elcia M. S. Brito, César A. Caretta
    Pages 173-190
  9. Bisma Malik, Tanveer Bilal Pirzadah, Manoj Kumar, Reiaz Ul Rehman
    Pages 235-252
  10. Ram Prasad, Nomita Gupta, Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Shanquan Wang, Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 253-269
  11. D. Mukundan, R. Vasanthakumari
    Pages 271-316
  12. Shweta, Kanchan Vishwakarma, Shivesh Sharma, Raghvendra Pratap Narayan, Prateek Srivastava, Ambrina Sardar Khan et al.
    Pages 317-340
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 341-344

About this book


This book explores various nanotechnology applications and their effect on the food industry, innovation and environmental issues. Nanotechnology has had a major impact on the food industry and the environment in recent years – it has increased the nutritional and functional properties of a number of food products, food packaging, food quality, crop protection, plant nutrient management and aided the food industry through the introduction of food diagnostics.


Engineered nanomaterials Nano-based biosensors Nano-agrotechnology Nanoengineering superabsorbent materials Nutrient management

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Prasad
    • 1
  • Vivek Kumar
    • 2
  • Manoj Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

About the editors

Dr. Ram Prasad is Assistant Professor at the Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. His research interest includes plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and microbial nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than hundred publications to his credit, including research papers & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has eleven years of teaching experience and he has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) and Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; and the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators (USA, 2014). In 2014-2015, Dr. Prasad served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Dr. Manoj Kumar is a scientist with sanguine behavior who is adoring about research and development, with a commitment to lifelong learning. He is determined on high quality science that contributes broadly to both increasing intellectual knowledge of plant development and to increasing the ecological niche. He has a high level of professional desire and intellectual hunt, and the potential to fulfil the dream of his high impact publications and the future recognition of these by academic peers. Dr. Kumar has pursued his PhD in Plant Biotechnology from prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University and then awarded two postdoctoral fellowships consecutively: i) DBT-PDF from IISc Bangalore in 2005 and then NRF-PDF from University of Pretoria. Dr. Manoj Kumar is a researcher of Plant Biotechnology in the Division of Microbial Technology at the Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India. He referees for many more, including Phytoremediation, Journal of Soil Sediments and many more. Dr. Kumar’s research is the integration of microbial genetics with a breadth of plant physiological approaches to enable novel gene discovery and conferring metabolites.

Dr. Vivek Kumar is a scientist with involved in teaching, research and guidance, with a pledge to enduring knowledge. Dr. Kumar is working in the Institute of Microbial Technology at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India. He obtained his masters and doctoral degree from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India. He is serving in Editorial board of reputed international journals viz. Environment Asia, International Journal of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology, Journal of Ecobiotechnology. He is also reviewer of Journal of Hazardous Materials, Science International, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, Int. Research Journal of Plant Sciences, Int. J. Microbiology, African J Microbiology Research, Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials, Environment Science & Pollution Research, Rhizosphere. He has published 61 research papers, 19 book chapters, six review articles and two books. Dr. Kumar has also served as Microbiologist for eight years in Department of Soil and Water Research, Public Authority of Agricultural Affairs & Fish Resources, Kuwait. Dr. Kumar has organized number of conferences/workshops as convener/ organizing secretary.

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