Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications Book

Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications


  • Author : Azamal Husen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Agricultural innovations
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128178522

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Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications Excerpt :

Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications explores how major nanomaterials are being specially used in the agriculture, forestry, and other associated sectors. Plants and their products are used for synthesis of nanoparticles as they contain primary and secondary metabolites, which reduce the metal salts and metal oxides into their nanoparticles. Exposure of these particles has been examined for their sustainable role and/or interaction with agricultural crops in terms of growth and yields. Nanomaterials accumulation and translocation have shown interaction with cellular organelles, DNA, RNA, proteins, or other biomolecules; and affect various functions of cell organelles. Application of nanosensors holds a significant promise in monitoring signaling pathways, metabolism, detection of crop/soil diseases, and specific pollutants or pesticides. Nanomaterials have also been used in soil and water quality management. In forestry sector, the nanotechnology is considered as the potential platform, which can transform the forest materials into value-added products, such as smart paper, nano-packaging, coating material, building construction, and biomedical and other sectors. This book is an important resource, showing how nanotechnology is being used to enhance large-scale agricultural and/or industrial application and production.

Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications Book

Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications


  • Author : Azamal Husen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-03-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128178539

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Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications Excerpt :

Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications explores how major nanomaterials are being specially used in the agriculture, forestry, and other associated sectors. Plants and their products are used for synthesis of nanoparticles as they contain primary and secondary metabolites, which reduce the metal salts and metal oxides into their nanoparticles. Exposure of these particles has been examined for their sustainable role and/or interaction with agricultural crops in terms of growth and yields. Nanomaterials accumulation and translocation have shown interaction with cellular organelles, DNA, RNA, proteins, or other biomolecules; and affect various functions of cell organelles. Application of nanosensors holds a significant promise in monitoring signaling pathways, metabolism, detection of crop/soil diseases, and specific pollutants or pesticides. Nanomaterials have also been used in soil and water quality management. In forestry sector, the nanotechnology is considered as the potential platform, which can transform the forest materials into value-added products, such as smart paper, nano-packaging, coating material, building construction, and biomedical and other sectors. This book is an important resource, showing how nanotechnology is being used to enhance large-scale agricultural and/or industrial application and production. Discusses the major types of nanomaterials used in the agriculture and forestry sectors, exploring how their properties make them effective for specific applications Explores the design, fabrication, characterization and applications of nanomaterials for new agri-products Offers an overview of regulatory aspects regarding the use of nanomaterials for agriculture and forestry

Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds Book

Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds


  • Author : Boris I. Kharisov
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-04-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 976
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128219676

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Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds Excerpt :

Modern techniques to produce nanoparticles, nanomaterials, and nanocomposites are based on approaches that frequently involve high costs, inefficiencies, and negative environmental impacts. As such, there has been a real drive to develop and apply approaches that are more efficient and benign. The Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds provides a comprehensive review of developments in this field, combining foundational green and nano-chemistry with the key information researchers need to assess, select and apply the most appropriate green synthesis approaches to their own work. Volume 1: Fundamental Principles and Methods provides a clear introduction to the fundamentals of green synthesis that places synthesis in the context of green chemistry. Beginning with a discussion of key greener physical and chemical methods for synthesis, including ultrasound, microwave and mechanochemistry methods, the book goes on to explore biological methods, including biosynthesis, green nanoformation, and virus-assisted methods. Discusses synthesis in the context of the principles of green chemistry Highlights both traditional and innovative technologies for the synthesis of nanomaterials and related composites under green chemistry conditions Reflects on the current and potential applications of natural products chemistry in synthesis

Non Timber Forest Products Book

Non Timber Forest Products


  • Author : Azamal Husen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030730772

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Non Timber Forest Products Excerpt :

Forests cover thirty-one percent of the world’s land surface, provide habitats for animals, livelihoods for humans, and generate household income in rural areas of developing countries. They also supply other essential amenities, for instance, they filter water, control water runoff, protect soil erosion, regulate climate, store nutrients, and facilitate countless non-timber forest products (NTFPs). The main NTFPs comprise herbs, grasses, climbers, shrubs, and trees used for food, fodder, fuel, beverages, medicine, animals, birds and fish for food, fur, and feathers, as well as their products, like honey, lac, silk, and paper. At present, these products play an important role in the daily life and well-being of millions of people worldwide. Hence the forest and its products are very valuable and often NTFPs are considered as the ‘potential pillars of sustainable forestry’. NTFPs items like food, herbal drugs, forage, fuel-wood, fountain, fibre, bamboo, rattans, leaves, barks, resins, and gums have been continuously used and exploited by humans. Wild edible foods are rich in terms of vitamins, protein, fat, sugars, and minerals. Additionally, some NTFPs are used as important raw materials for pharmaceutical industries. Numerous industry-based NTFPs are now being exported in considerable quantities by developing countries. Accordingly, this sector facilitates employment opportunities in remote rural areas. So, these developments also highlight the role of NTFPs in poverty alleviation in different regions of the world. This book provides a wide spectrum of information on NTFPs, including important references. We hope that the compendium of chapters in this book will be very useful as a reference book for graduate and postgraduate students and researchers in various disciplines of forestry, botany, medical botany, economic botany, ecology, agroforestry, and biology. Additionally, this book should be useful for scientists, experts, and consultants associated with t

Nanotechnology Based Sustainable Alternatives for the Management of Plant Diseases Book

Nanotechnology Based Sustainable Alternatives for the Management of Plant Diseases


  • Author : Giorgio Mariano Balestra
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128225882

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Nanotechnology Based Sustainable Alternatives for the Management of Plant Diseases Excerpt :

Nanotechnology-based Sustainable Alternatives for the Management of Plant Diseases addresses the power of sustainable nanomaterials for plant and food protection. The book highlights dangers arising from bacteria, fungi, viruses, insects, seeds, plants, fruits and food production and summarizes new and sustainable strategies. It places a particular focus on plant pathogen control, and in the food packaging sector in agri-food applications. The control of plant pathogens in plants and in food has been conventionally made by adding chemical preservatives and by using thermal processing, but sustainable nanotechnology can be a power tool to aid in this complex set of challenges. Advances in materials science have led to the rapid development of nanotechnology that has great potential for improving food safety as a powerful tool for the delivery and controlled release of natural antimicrobials. Analyzes and lays out information related to sustainable strategies, taking a nano-based approach to the management of plant diseases and biotic damage on fresh food Presents the latest discoveries and practical applications of nanotechnology based, sustainable plant protection strategies to combat dangerous microorganisms and improve the shelf-life of food Assesses the major challenges of manufacturing nanotechnology-based pesticides on a mass scale

Traditional Herbal Therapy for the Human Immune System Book

Traditional Herbal Therapy for the Human Immune System


  • Author : Azamal Husen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-29
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000460995

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Traditional Herbal Therapy for the Human Immune System Excerpt :

Drawing on indigenous and scientific knowledge of medicinal plants, Traditional Herbal Therapy for the Human Immune System presents the protective and therapeutic potential of plant-based drinks, supplements, nutraceuticals, synergy food, superfoods, and other products. Medicinal plants and their products can affect the immune system and act as immunomodulators. Medicinal plants are popularly used in folk medicine to accelerate the human immune defence and improve body reactions against infectious or exogenous injuries, as well as to suppress the abnormal immune response occurring in immune disorders. This book explains how medicinal plants can act as a source of vitamins and improve body functions such as enhanced oxygen circulation, maintained blood pressure and improved mood. It also outlines how specific properties of certain plants can help boost the immune system of humans with cancer, HIV, and COVID-19. Key features: Provides specific information on how to accelerate and or fortify the human immune system by using medicinal plants. Presents scientific understanding of herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees and their potential uses in conventional and herbal medicine systems. Discusses the specific role of herbal plants that act as antiviral and antibacterial agents and offer boosted immunity for cancer, H1N1 virus, relieving swine flu, HIV and COVID-19 patients. Part of the Exploring Medicinal Plants series, this book is useful for researchers and students, as well as policy makers and people working in industry, who have an interest in plant-derived medications.

Smart Nanomaterials in Biomedical Applications Book

Smart Nanomaterials in Biomedical Applications


  • Author : Jin-Chul Kim
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Cancer
  • Pages : 603
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030842628

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Smart Nanomaterials in Biomedical Applications Excerpt :

With the start of 2020, the wrath of pandemic challenged the scientific community to develop more advanced drug delivery approaches for biomedical applications, endowing conventional drugs with additional therapeutic benefits and minimum side effects. Although significant advancements have been done in the field of drug delivery, there is a need to focus towards strategizing novel and improved drug delivery systems that should be convenient and cost-effective to the patients, and simultaneously they should also provide financial benefits to pharmaceutical companies. Controlled drug delivery technology offers ample opportunities and scope for improvising the therapeutic efficacy of drugs via optimizing the drug release rate and time. For this endeavour, smart nanomaterials have served as remarkable candidates for biomedical applications, owing to their ground-breaking properties and design. The development of such nanomaterials requires a broad knowledge related to their physio-chemical properties, molecular structure, mechanisms by which the nanomaterials interact with the cells, and methods by which drugs are released at the site of action. This knowledge must also be allied with the knowledge of signaling crosstalk mechanisms that are modulated by the nanomaterial-drugs composite. It can be anticipated that these emerging drug delivery technologies can facilitate the world to successfully encounter such pandemic outbursts in the future in a cost-effective and time-effective manner. The chapters in this book deal with the advanced technologies and approaches that can benefit advanced students, researchers, and industry experts in developing smart and intelligent nanomaterials for future biomedical applications, and development, manufacturing, and commercialization for controlled and targeted drug delivery.

Food  Medical  and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials Book

Food Medical and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials


  • Author : Veeriah Jegatheesan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-03-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128230749

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Food Medical and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials Excerpt :

Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials is designed to cover different types of nanomaterials that have applications related to the environment, food and medicine. It is an important resource for materials scientists and bioengineers looking to learn more about the applications of nanomaterials for sustainable development applications. Nanoscale materials possess excellent properties that have been explored in the areas of biomedicals, food, agriculture, the environment, catalysis, sensing and energy storage. Examples of these new applications include smart and active food packaging, nanobiosensors, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, implant coatings, tissue engineering, delivery systems for food and pharmaceutical applications, and food safety. Helps readers make decisions on the suitability and appropriateness of a synthetic route and characterization technique for a particular nanosystem Enables readers to analyze and compare experimental data and extract in-depth information about the physical properties of the polymeric gels using mathematical models Teaches users about the applications of nanomaterials for sustainable development applications

Plant Performance Under Environmental Stress Book

Plant Performance Under Environmental Stress


  • Author : Azamal Husen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030785215

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Plant Performance Under Environmental Stress Excerpt :

Global climate change is bound to create a number of abiotic and biotic stresses in the environment, which would affect the overall growth and productivity of plants. Like other living beings, plants have the ability to protect themselves by evolving various mechanisms against stresses, despite being sessile in nature. They manage to withstand extremes of temperature, drought, flooding, salinity, heavy metals, atmospheric pollution, toxic chemicals and a variety of living organisms, especially viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects and arachnids and weeds. Incidence of abiotic stresses may alter the plant-pest interactions by enhancing susceptibility of plants to pathogenic organisms. These interactions often change plant response to abiotic stresses. Plant growth regulators modulate plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses, and regulate their growth and developmental cascades. A number of physiological and molecular processes that act together in a complex regulatory network, further manage these responses. Crosstalk between autophagy and hormones also occurs to develop tolerance in plants towards multiple abiotic stresses. Similarly, biostimulants, in combination with correct agronomic practices, have shown beneficial effects on plant metabolism due to the hormonal activity that stimulates different metabolic pathways. At the same time, they reduce the use of agrochemicals and impart tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress. Further, the use of bio- and nano-fertilizers seem to hold promise to improve the nutrient use efficiency and hence the plant yield under stressful environments. It has also been shown that the seed priming agents impart stress tolerance. Additionally, tolerance or resistance to stress may also be induced by using specific chemical compounds such as polyamines, proline, glycine betaine, hydrogen sulfide, silicon, β-aminobutyric acid, γ-aminobutyric acid and so on. This book discusses the advances in plant performance under stressfu

Nanomaterials in Bionanotechnology Book

Nanomaterials in Bionanotechnology


  • Author : Ravindra Pratap Singh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000428391

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Nanomaterials in Bionanotechnology Excerpt :

Nanomaterials in Bionanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications offers a comprehensive treatment of nanomaterials in biotechnology from fundamentals to applications, along with their prospects. This book explains the basics of nanomaterial properties, synthesis, biological synthesis, and chemistry and demonstrates how to use nanomaterials to overcome problems in agricultural, environmental, and biomedical applications. Features Covers nanomaterials for environmental analysis and monitoring for heavy metals, chemical toxins, and water pollutant detection Describes nanomaterials-based biosensors and instrumentation and use in disease diagnosis and therapeutics Discusses nanomaterials for food processing and packaging and agricultural waste management Identifies challenges in nanomaterials-based technology and how to solve them This work serves as a reference for industry professionals, advanced students, and researchers working in the discipline of bionanotechnology.

Harsh Environment and Plant Resilience Book

Harsh Environment and Plant Resilience


  • Author : Azamal Husen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030659127

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Harsh Environment and Plant Resilience Excerpt :

In the recent past, threats from climate change and unforeseeable environmental extremes to plant growth and productivity have consistently increased. The climate change-driven effects, especially from unpredictable environmental fluctuations, can result in an increased prevalence of abiotic and biotic stresses in plants. These stresses have slowed down the global yields of crop plants. On the other hand, food security for the rapidly growing human population in a sustainable ecosystem is a major concern of the present-day world. Thus, understanding the core developmental, physiological and molecular aspects that regulate plant growth and productivity in a challenging environment is a pivotal issue to be tackled by the scientific community dealing with sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices. Plants are influenced by the adverse environmental conditions at various levels, their different and diverse responses play a significant role in determining their growth, production and the overall geographical distribution. The chapters in this book focus on the biological mechanisms and fundamental principles that determine how different plant species grow, perform and interact with a challenging environment. This book covers a broad range of topics in plant science, including gene function, molecules, physiology, cell biology and plant ecology, to understand the functioning of plants under harsh environmental conditions. The book elucidates the physiological and molecular mechanisms in different plant species, ecophysiological interactions of plants, interplay between plant roots, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, biosensors for monitoring stress, production of secondary metabolites, stress alleviation processes, and more.

Agri Waste and Microbes for Production of Sustainable Nanomaterials Book

Agri Waste and Microbes for Production of Sustainable Nanomaterials


  • Author : Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128235768

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Agri Waste and Microbes for Production of Sustainable Nanomaterials Excerpt :

Agri-Waste and Microbes for Production of Sustainable Nanomaterials assesses the most recent trends used to produce bionanomaterials from agricultural waste and microorganisms. The book covers the green synthesis of various nanomaterials using microorganisms and agricultural waste, including the synthesis and characterization of green nanomaterials, the production of nanomaterials from agri-waste, including metallic, copper, silica, cellulose, nanopolymers and nano/micro plastics, and biological methods such as agricultural and microbial synthesis of metallic/metal oxide, magnetic, silver, copper, nanomaterials and nanonutrients. This is an important reference source for plant scientists, materials scientists and environmental scientists who want to understand this new generation of sustainable nanomaterials. The synthesis of nanocellulose materials from agri-wastes is an emerging alternative for waste treatment methods, developing new biosensors and antimicrobial agents. Silicon nanoparticles are an additional ingredient for the improvement of crop yields. With recent advances in nanomaterials synthesis performance and the discovery of their biomedical, environmental and agricultural applications, it is hoped that the implementation of these methods will be used at large-scale for industrial applications in different sectors. Highlights recent methods to produce bionanomaterials from agricultural waste and microorganisms Explores the use of agri-waste in environmental and agricultural applications Assesses the major challenges for using agri-waste to create eco-friendly nanomaterials at large scale

Nanomedicine Manufacturing and Applications Book

Nanomedicine Manufacturing and Applications


  • Author : Francis Verpoort
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-06-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128209424

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Nanomedicine Manufacturing and Applications Excerpt :

Nanomedicine explores the modification and enhancement of the properties and performances of typical drugs to treat various diseases. Nano-based medicines have advantages in several ways, such as in nanotherapeutics, nanotheranostics, and nanodiagnostics. Nanomedicine Manufacturing and Applications effectively explores the major manufacturing techniques and applications of nanomaterial-based medicine in the areas of chemotherapy, biochips, insulin pumps, and other treatment methods. This book explains how nanomedicines are developed from nanoparticles as well as their biomedical and other applications related to healthcare. This book is an important reference source for nanoscientists, biomaterials scientists, and biomedical engineers who want to learn more about how nano-based medicines are made and used. Outlines the process of making nanomedicine as well as nanodrug carriers, with a focus on nanomedicine for cancer treatment. Explains the formulation and manufacturing process of nanomedicines, showing how to build these materials. Demonstrates how nano-based medicines are being used to tackle a range of diseases in a way that conventional medicines cannot.

Nano enabled Agrochemicals in Agriculture Book

Nano enabled Agrochemicals in Agriculture


  • Author : Mansour Ghorbanpour
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323910101

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Nano enabled Agrochemicals in Agriculture Excerpt :

Nano-enabled Agrochemicals in Agriculture presents a targeted overview of the safe implementation of nanotechnologies within horticultural and agricultural settings with the purpose of achieving enhanced production while maintaining ecological integrity. The growing global request for agricultural crops/products requires high standards of quality and safety, which has stimulated the search for new technologies that preserve their quality and delay their decomposition. It includes sections on the use of nano-chemicals in insect pest management, as nano-fungicides, nano-herbicides, micro-nutrient supply, and nano-sensors to monitor crop/soil health conditions. This book will be of interest to a wide range of plant scientists who have concerns about nanomaterial interactions with terrestrial and aquatic plants. Focuses on emerging important topics related to nanotechnology and nanomaterials on agricultural systems Emphasizes new applications of nanomaterials in the agricultural sciences, from fertilizers to irrigation systems Addresses concerns about nanomaterial interactions with terrestrial and aquatic plants

Nanotechnology in Plant Growth Promotion and Protection Book

Nanotechnology in Plant Growth Promotion and Protection


  • Author : Avinash P. Ingle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-08-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119745853

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Nanotechnology in Plant Growth Promotion and Protection Excerpt :

Discover the role of nanotechnology in promoting plant growth and protection through the management of microbial pathogens In Nanotechnology in Plant Growth Promotion and Protection, distinguished researcher and author Dr. Avinash P. Ingle delivers a rigorous and insightful collection of some of the latest developments in nanotechnology particularly related to plant growth promotion and protection. The book focuses broadly on the role played by nanotechnology in growth promotion of plants and their protection through the management of different microbial pathogens. You’ll learn about a wide variety of topics, including the role of nanomaterials in sustainable agriculture, how nano-fertilizers behave as soil feed, and the dual role of nanoparticles in plant growth promotion and phytopathogen management. You’ll also discover why nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize the current agricultural landscape through the development of nano-based products, like plant growth promoters, nano-fertilizers, nano-pesticides, and nano-insecticides. Find out why nano-based products promise to be a cost-effective, economically viable, and eco-friendly approach to tackling some of the most intractable problems in agriculture today. You’ll also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the prospects and impacts of using nanotechnology to promote the growth of plants and control plant diseases An exploration of the effects of titanium dioxide nanomaterials on plant growth and the emerging applications of zinc-based nanoparticles in plant growth promotion Practical discussions of nano-fertilizer in enhancing the production potentials of crops and the potential applications of nanotechnology in plant nutrition and protection for sustainable agriculture A concise treatment of nanotechnology in seed science and soil feed Toxicological concerns of nanomaterials used in agriculture Perfect for undergraduate, graduate, and research students of nanotechnology, ag