Food Medical and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials

Food  Medical  and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials
Author: Veeriah Jegatheesan,Nandika Bandara,Preetam Sarkar,Angana Sarkar,Kunal Pal
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 0128230746
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Medical and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials Book 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

Food Medical and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides

Food  Medical  and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides
Author: Kunal Pal,Indranil Banerjee,Preetam Sarkar,Arindam Bit,Doman Kim,Arfat Anis,Samarendra Maji
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2020-12-03
ISBN: 0128193131
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Medical and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides Book Excerpt:

Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides provides a detailed resource for those interested in the design and preparation of polysaccharides for state-of-the-art applications. The book begins with an introductory section covering sources, chemistry, architectures, bioactivity, and chemical modifications of polysaccharides. Subsequent parts of the book are organized by field, with chapters focusing on specific applications across food, medicine, and the environment. This is an extremely valuable book for researchers, scientists, and advanced students in biopolymers, polymer science, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, materials science, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, cosmetics, medicine, food science, and environmental science. This important class of biopolymer can offer attractive properties and modification potential, enabling its use in groundbreaking areas across food, medical, and environmental fields. The book will be of interest to scientists, R&D professionals, designers, and engineers who utilize polysaccharide-based materials. Presents comprehensive information of the polymeric structures and properties that can be developed from polysaccharides Offers systematic coverage of classification, synthesis, and characterization, enabling targeted design and preparation of polysaccharides for specific applications Explores advanced methods, for novel applications across food, medicine, and the environment

Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri Food and Environmental Applications

Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri Food and Environmental Applications
Author: Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
Publsiher: Micro & Nano Technologies
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2019-11
ISBN: 0128197862
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri Food and Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-food and Environmental Applications discusses the characterization, processing and applications of carbon-based nanostructured materials in the agricultural and environmental sectors. Sections discuss the synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotubes, the technological developments in environmental applications of carbon-based nanomaterials, and agri-food applications. The book also covers the toxic effects of engineered carbon nanoparticles on the environment, and in plants and animals. Finally, quality control and risk management are addressed to assess health and environmental risks. This is an applicable book for graduate students, researchers and those in industrial sectors of science and technology who want to learn more about carbon nanomaterials. Compares a range of carbon-based nanomaterials, showing how they are used for a range of agricultural and environmental applications Discusses the challenges and toxicity of different types of carbon-based nanomaterials for environmental and agricultural applications Explores when different classes of nanomaterial should be used in different environments

Green Functionalized Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications

Green Functionalized Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications
Author: Uma Shanker,Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Manviri Rani
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2021-08-20
ISBN: 0128236159
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Functionalized Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

Green nanomaterials are classed as nanomaterials with no environmentally harmful, toxic, properties. The photocatalysis of nanomaterials involves photo-conduction value in efficient removal/degradation of noxious pollutants. Green nanotechnology has objectives for the development of products and processes which are environmentally friendly, economically sustainable, safe, energy-efficient, and produce little waste or emissions. Such products and processes are based on renewable materials and/or have a low net impact on the environment. Green functionalized nanomaterials, formed by a combination of nanomaterials with natural materials or are derived through a green source, are the new trends in the remediation of pollutants in environmental industries. This has the effect of making photoactive nanomaterials work under UV/sunlight radiation in order to produce reactive radical species that rapidly remove pollutants by redox mechanism. Green Functionalized Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications focuses on recent developments in the area of fabrication of green nanomaterials and their properties. It also looks at ways of lowering the risk of exposure of green functionalized nanomaterials. This needs to be pursued in the future for investigating and assessing health risks, which may be due to exposure to green nanomaterials. It is an important reference source for all those seeking to improve their understanding of how green functionalized nanomaterials are being used in a range of environmental applications, as well as considering potential toxicity implications. Highlights innovative industrial technologies for green functionalized nanomaterials Covers major fabrication techniques for sustainable functionalized nanomaterials Shows how sustainable functionalized nanomaterials are being developed for commercial applications

New Insights in Photocatalysis for Environmental Applications

New Insights in Photocatalysis for Environmental Applications
Author: Muhammad Bilal Tahir
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811921164
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Insights in Photocatalysis for Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications and their Fascinating Attributes

Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications and their Fascinating Attributes
Author: S. B. Khan
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN: 168108645X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications and their Fascinating Attributes Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology is a diverse science that has brought about new applications in fields such as colloidal science, device physics and supra molecular chemistry. Environmental pollution treatment by nanomaterials is an emerging application of nanotechnology. It is gaining importance because of the increased environmental challenges due to the impact of modern industrial activities. Industrial activity involves the production and use of various toxic organic and inorganic chemicals which pollute nearby water streams, indirectly influencing aquatic and human life. Thus, there is a need to protect the environment through the development of new technologies and by enacting awareness drives for environmental sustainability. This volume summarizes cutting-edge research on nanomaterial utilization for environmental challenges. Chapters introduce readers to the concepts of environmental protection, sustainability and monitoring. Readers will also learn about technologies used for keeping the environment safer, including ion exchangers, metallic oxide complexes, nanocomposite materials, porous membranes and nanocatalysts. This volume is intended to be an introductory reference for students and researchers undertaking advanced courses in materials science, environmental science and engineering, giving readers a glimpse into the fascinating world of nanotechnology.

Analysis and Risk of Nanomaterials in Environmental and Food Samples

Analysis and Risk of Nanomaterials in Environmental and Food Samples
Author: Damia Barcelo,Marinella Farré
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN: 0444563296
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis and Risk of Nanomaterials in Environmental and Food Samples Book Excerpt:

The application of nanotechnology in different consumer products has delivered new products with highly desirable properties, but at same time has opened a new window for a wide group of emerging contaminants and a new type of human exposure which needs to be assessed. Most of the current human toxicological information on nanomaterials comes from nano-sized particles in air, and their effects via inhalation. Other routes of human exposure, such as water and food, and the effects on human health and the environment have been less studied. It is the recent research in these areas that is highlighted here in one of the first books covering the analysis and ecotoxicological evaluation of nanomaterials in food and the environment, with both matrices being of considerable interest. In addition to providing a global summary of recent research, this book shows how widely used chromatographic and spectroscopic methods can be added to the analytical arsenal of microscopic techniques that have commonly been used to characterize nanomaterials. Describes the analytical techniques used to characterize nanomaterials and their applications in environmental or food samples Includes analysis and ecotoxicological evaluation of nanomaterials in food and environmental matrices Takes a detailed look at the research on emerging fields of human exposure to nanomaterials and their environmental risks

Nanobiosensors for Agricultural Medical and Environmental Applications

Nanobiosensors for Agricultural  Medical and Environmental Applications
Author: Mohd. Mohsin,Ruphi Naz,Altaf Ahmad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2021-01-11
ISBN: 9811583463
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiosensors for Agricultural Medical and Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

This informative book compiles the most up-to-date applications of nanobiosensors in fields ranging from agriculture to medicine. The introductory section describes different types of nanobiosensors and use of nanobiosensors towards a sustainable environment. The applications are divided into four broad sections for easy reading and understanding. The book discusses how manipulation, control and integration of atoms and molecules are used to form materials, structures, devices and systems in nano-scale. Chapters in the book shed light on the use of nanosensors in diagnostics and medical devices. Application in food processing as well as in cell signaling is also described. Nanobiosensors have immense use, and this book captures the most important ones.

Applications of Nanomaterials in Agriculture Food Science and Medicine

Applications of Nanomaterials in Agriculture  Food Science  and Medicine
Author: Bhat, Mohd Amin,Wani, Irshad Ahmad,Ashraf, Shah
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2020-12-04
ISBN: 1799855651
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Nanomaterials in Agriculture Food Science and Medicine Book Excerpt:

The uses of nanotechnologies continue to rise exponentially. Due to their multifaceted nature, nanomaterials have a vast amount of potential uses in various scientific professions. Professionals in sectors including agriculture, nutrition, and healthcare are discovering the numerous benefits that nanomaterials carry when applied to traditional practices. In order to understand the dynamic properties of nanomaterials and how to utilize them in specific fields, significant research is required. Applications of Nanomaterials in Agriculture, Food Science, and Medicine is an essential reference source that discusses the emerging development of nanotechnology in various sectors of the scientific community as well as the current benefits and future uses. Industries that the book covers include energy storage and renewable energy, environmental science and wastewater treatment, food and agriculture, and medicine and bioinformatics. This book is ideally designed for researchers, engineers, practitioners, industrialists, educators, strategists, policymakers, scientists, and students seeking coverage on the strategic role of nanomaterials in these imperative fields.

Industrial medical and environmental applications of microorganisms

Industrial  medical and environmental applications of microorganisms
Author: Antonio Méndez-Vilas
Publsiher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 9086862438
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial medical and environmental applications of microorganisms Book Excerpt:

'Industrial, medical and environmental applications of microorganisms' offers an excellent opportunity to learn about new insights, methods, techniques and advances in applied microbiology. It is useful not only for those traditionally involved in this research area but for everyone that needs to keep up with this diverse discipline.The articles are written by researchers from around the world and focus on seven themes: - Environmental microbiology -Agriculture, soil and forest microbiology -Food microbiology -Industrial microbiology - Medical microbiology -Biotechnologically relevant enzymes and proteins - Methods and techniques - education This book contains a compilation of papers presented at the V International Conference on Environmental Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2013), held in Madrid, Spain, in October 2013.

Inorganic Materials for Energy Medicine and Environmental Remediation

Inorganic Materials for Energy  Medicine and Environmental Remediation
Author: Saravanan Rajendran,Mu Naushad,Dai-Viet N. Vo,Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030798992
Category: Hydrology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inorganic Materials for Energy Medicine and Environmental Remediation Book Excerpt:

This book presents concepts, methods and applications of inorganic nanomaterials for energy applications such as fuel cells and batteries, for environmental applications such as water purification, and for medicinal applications such as cancer treatments. The founding father of nanotechnology, Eric Drexler, always communicated a unique vision in exploring new materials and creating advancements in molecular nanotechnology. He emphasized the potential advantages of smaller size, higher efficiency and less needed resources for applications in energy, environment and medicine. A higher surface to volume ratio of inorganic nanomaterials is a key property.

Functionalized Nanomaterials Based Devices for Environmental Applications

Functionalized Nanomaterials Based Devices for Environmental Applications
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Sudheesh K. Shukla,Girish M. Joshi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2021-08-23
ISBN: 0128232706
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functionalized Nanomaterials Based Devices for Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

Environmental devices help in monitoring the collection of one or more measurements that are used to access the status of an environment. Today, environmental monitoring and analytical methods are among the most rapidly developing branches of analysis. The functionalization of nanomaterials in the field of environmental science has increasing importance with regards to the fabrication of devices. Functionalized nanomaterials reformulate new materials and advanced characteristics for improved application in comparison to old fashion materials and open an opportunity for the development of devices for introducing new technology and techniques for monitoring environmental challenges. The monitoring of these environmental challenges in advances have direct impact on health and sustainability. Functionalized nanomaterials have different mechanical, absorption, optical or electrical properties than original nanomaterials. In fact, major utilization of nanomaterials occurs in their functionalized forms, which are very different from the parent material. This handbook provides an overview of the different state-of-the-art materials, devices and environmental applications of functionalized nanomaterials. In addition, the information offers a platform for ongoing research in the field of environmental science and device fabrication. The main objective of this book is to cover the major areas focusing on the functionalization of nanomaterials, device fabrication along with different techniques and environmental applications of functionalized nanomaterials-based devices. This is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and environmental scientsts who are looking to increase their understanding of how functionalized nanomaterial-based devices are being used for environmental monitoring applications. Helps the reader to understand the basic principles of functionalization of nanomaterials Highlights fabrication and characterization methods for functionalized nanomaterials-based environmental monitoring devices Assesses the major challenges of creating devices using functionalized nanomaterials on a mass scale

Health and Environmental Safety of Nanomaterials

Health and Environmental Safety of Nanomaterials
Author: James Njuguna,Krzysztof Pielichowski,Huijun Zhu
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2021-07-24
ISBN: 0128205105
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Environmental Safety of Nanomaterials Book Excerpt:

The first edition of Health and Environmental Safety of Nanomaterials: Polymer Nanocomposites and Other Materials Containing Nanoparticles was published in 2014, but since that time, new developments in the field of nanomaterials safety have emerged, both at release and exposure, along with the expanding applications of the nanomaterials side. Numerous studies have been dedicated to the issue of biophysical interactions of nanoparticles with the human body at the organ, cellular, and molecular levels. In this second edition, all the chapters have been brought fully up to date. There are also four brand new chapters on the biophysical interaction of nanoparticles with the human body; advanced modeling approaches to help elucidate the nanorisks; safety measures at work with nanoparticles; and the health and environmental risks of graphene. It provides key knowledge and information needs for all those who are working in the research and development sector and need to learn more about the safety of nanomaterials. • Focuses on the health and safety of polymer nanocomposites and other materials containing nanoparticles, as well as their medical and environmental implications • Discusses the fundamental nature of various biophysical interactions of nanoparticles with the human body • Looks at the physico-chemistry of nanoparticles and their uptake, translocation, transformation, transport, and biodistribution in mammalian and plant systems • Presents the structure–activity relationships and modeling of the interactions of nanoparticles with biological molecules, biochemical pathways, analysis of biomolecular signatures, and the development of biomarkers.

Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 1

Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 1
Author: Shivendu Ranjan,Nandita Dasgupta,Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN: 3319393030
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 1 Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology is a fast-evolving discipline that already produces outstanding basic knowledge and industrial applications for the benefit of society. Whereas the first applications of nanotechnology have been developed mainly in material sciences, applications in the agriculture and food sectors are still emerging. Due to a rapid population growth there is a need to produce food and beverages in a more efficient, safe and sustainable way. Here, nanotechnology is a promising way to improve crop production, water quality, nutrition, packaging, and food security. There are actually few comprehensive reviews and clear textbooks on nanotechnology in agriculture, water, and food. In this book there are 10 chapters describing the synthesis and application of nanomaterials for health, food, and agriculture are presented. Nanomaterials with unique properties will dramatically improve agriculture and food production. Applications will include nanofertilisers to enhance plant growth and nanosensors to detect food contamination. An overall view of nanotechnology applications in agriculture, food, water, and environment are described in the first two chapters by Dasgupta et al. and Singh. Health and environmental applications of nanotechnology are presented in chapters 3-5. Shukla and Iravani review green methods to synthesize metal nanoparticles, and give applications to water purification, in chapter 3. The removal of up to 95% of contaminants by nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanostructured membranes is described by Naghdi et al. in chapter 4. Yoti et al. then review nanosensors for the detection of pathogenic bacteria in chapter 5. Those nanosensors can be used as biodiagnostics to control food and water quality. Food applications of nanoscience are presented in chapters 6 and 7 by Kuswandi and Sarkhar et al. Kuswandi explain in chapter 6 that nanomaterials can improve packaging quality and that nanosensors can detect freshness and contanimants. The use of nanoparticles to protect ingredients such as vitamins, flavours, and antimicrobials is reviewed by Sarkhar et al. in chapter 7.

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems
Author: Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 012821354X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agrifood and Ecosystems shows how hybrid nanomaterials (HNMs) are being used to enhance agriculture, food and environmental science. The book discusses the synthesis and characterization of HNMs before exploring agrifoods and environmental functions. It shows how novel HNMs are being used for the detection and separation of heavy metal ions, for destroying and sensing of insecticides, in managed release fertilizer and pesticide formulations, plant protection, plant promotions, purification, detection, and to control mycotoxins. Further, the book describes the use of silica-based total nanosystems, carbon nanotubes, nanocellulose-based, and polymer nanohybrids for agricultural and biological applications. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and food scientists who want to gain a greater understanding on how multifunctional nanomaterials are being used for a range of agricultural and environmental applications. Outlines the major nanomaterial types that are being used in agriculture Explains why the properties of multifunctional nanomaterials are particularly efficient for use in agriculture Assesses the major challenges of using multifunctional nanomaterials on an industrial scale

Bionanotechnology

Bionanotechnology
Author: Anil Kumar Anal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN: 1351643630
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bionanotechnology Book Excerpt:

This book deals with a subject of high interest and importance in all sectors, including biomedical, food, agriculture, energy, and environment. Biological systems are essential in nanotechnology, and many new applications are being developed by mimicking the natural systems. Approaching these topics from an engineering perspective, the book offers insight on the details of nanoscale fabrication processes as well as cell biology. The basics of biology and chemistry, with a focus on how to engineer the behavior of molecules at the nanoscale, are also explored and analyzed. The aim of the text is to provide the reader with broader knowledge of biological methods for signal transduction and molecular recognitions systems and how they can be replicated in bio-sensing applications. The reader will learn the basic structures and interactions of biomacromolecules for developing biocompatible and eco-friendly devices.

Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine

Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine
Author: Pradipta Ranjan Rauta,Yugal Kishore Mohanta,Debasis Nayak
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN: 0429521545
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology in biology and medicine: Research advancements & future perspectives is focused to provide an interdisciplinary, integrative overview on the developments made in nanotechnology till date along with the ongoing trends and the future prospects. It presents the basics, fundamental results/current applications and latest achievements on nanobiotechnological researches worldwide scientific era. One of the major goals of this book is to highlight the multifaceted issues on or surrounding of nanotechnology on the basis of case studies, academic and theoretical articles, technology transfer (patents and copyrights), innovation, economics and policy management. Moreover, a large variety of nanobio-analytical methods are presented as a core asset to the early career researchers. This book has been designed for scientists, academician, students and entrepreneurs engaged in nanotechnology research and development. Nonetheless, it should be of interest to a variety of scientific disciplines including agriculture, medicine, drug and food material sciences and consumer products. Features It provides a thoroughly comprehensive overview of all major aspects of nanobiotechnology, considering the technology, applications, and socio-economic context It integrates physics, biology, and chemistry of nanosystems It reflects the state-of-the-art in nanotechnological research (biomedical, food, agriculture) It presents the application of nanotechnology in biomedical field including diagnostics and therapeutics (drug discovery, screening and delivery) It also discusses research involving gene therapy, cancer nanotheranostics, nano sensors, lab-on-a-chip techniques, etc. It provides the information about health risks of nanotechnology and potential remedies. It offers a timely forum for peer-reviewed research with extensive references within each chapter

Nanostructured Materials for Environmental Applications

Nanostructured Materials for Environmental Applications
Author: Subramanian Balakumar,Valérie Keller,M.V. Shankar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN: 3030720764
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Materials for Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

This book discusses how nanostructured materials play a key role in helping address environmental challenges. Employing nanostructured materials in catalysis can increase the efficient decomposition of toxic pollutants in air, water, and soil. This multidisciplinary book discusses the most promising nanostructured materials made-up of metals, metal oxides, metal chalcogenides, multi-metal oxides, carbon nanostructures, and hybrid materials that can address environmental remediation. It provides a well-referenced introduction to newcomers from allied disciplines and will be valuable to researchers in academia, industry, and government working on solutions to environmental problems.

Nanomaterials Ecotoxicity Safety and Public Perception

Nanomaterials  Ecotoxicity  Safety  and Public Perception
Author: Mahendra Rai,Jayanta Kumar Biswas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 3030051447
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials Ecotoxicity Safety and Public Perception Book Excerpt:

The environment is prone to suffer pollution and toxic insult from generations of nanomaterials as well from accidental releases during production, transportation, and disposal operations. The NMs could interact with and cause adverse biological effects at cellular, subcellular, and molecular levels. Assessing potential environmental/ecological risks requires quality information on transport and fate of nanoparticles in the environment, exposures and vulnerabilities of organisms to the nanomaterials and standard methods for assessing toxicity for aquatic or terrestrial organisms and human health. The systematic risk characterization and evaluation of the safety of nanomaterials require a multidisciplinary approach and convergence of knowledge and efforts from researchers and experts from toxicology, biotechnology, materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, and other branches of life sciences. Although studies are beginning to appear in the literature addressing the toxicity of various nanomaterials and their potential for exposure, at this stage definitive statements regarding the impacts of nanomaterials on human health and the environment remain sketchy requiring an increased level of precautions with regard to nanomaterials, as has happened with other emerging contaminants and technologies (e.g., biotechnology). The need for an increased level of understanding the perception of risk and of benefits will vary and is likely to influence public, regulatory, and non-governmental activities regarding risk and benefit evaluations. Systematic identification and assessment of the risks posed by any new technology are essential. A prudent, integrated, and holistic approach is required to develop best practices based on the scientific understanding about what we know and what we don’t know but need to know. Nanomaterials addresses key issues of ecotoxicological actions and effects of nanomaterials on life and environment, their threats, vulnerability, risks, and public perception. The readers learn to read bad news objectively and think about and search for ecological ‘green’ solutions to current environmental and ecological problems with blue, grey, brown, and red shades for building a sustainable ecosystem. It shows how this molecular terrain is a common ground for interdisciplinary research and education that will be an essential component of science, engineering and technology in the future. The book is divided into three sections. Section I includes general topics related to ecotoxicity of nanomaterials to microbes, plants, human and environment. Section 2 incorporates risks generated by the use of nanomaterials. Section 3 discusss safety issues and the public.

Food Applications of Nanotechnology

Food Applications of Nanotechnology
Author: Molina Gustavo,Inamuddin,Abdullah Mohamed Asiri,Franciele Maria Pelissari
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2019-09-11
ISBN: 9780815383819
Category: Food
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Applications of Nanotechnology Book Excerpt:

This book presents the main advances of nanotechnology in the food industry.