Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water
Author: Anita Street,Richard Sustich,Jeremiah Duncan,Nora Savage
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN: 1455731854
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on improving water quality and the second edition of Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. This book presents detailed information on cutting-edge technologies, current research, and trends that may impact the success and uptake of the applications. Recent advances show that many of the current problems with water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book describes these technologies in detail and demonstrates how they can provide clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. In addition, the book addresses the societal factors that may affect widespread acceptance of the applications. Sections are also featured on carbon nanotube arrays and graphene-based sensors for contaminant sensing, nanostructured membranes for water purification, and multifunctional materials in carbon microspheres for the remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons. Addresses both the technological aspects of delivering clean water supplies and the societal implications that affect take-up Details how the technologies are applied in large-scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems Highlights challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water
Author: Mamadou Diallo,Anita Street,Richard Sustich,Jeremiah Duncan,Nora Savage
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2009-02-12
ISBN: 9780815519737
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water Book Excerpt:

The World Health Organization in 2004 estimated approximately 1.1 billion people did not have access to clean water and that 35% of Third World residents died from water-borne illnesses. While the situation is grim, recent advances strongly indicate that many of the current water quality problems can be addresses – and potentially resolved – using nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on research in water quality and Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. Here you will find detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may affect acceptance of widespread applications. The first four parts of the book cover specific topics including using nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. For instance, recent advances show that many of the current problems involving water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book also discusses existing technologies and future potential for groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors. The final part discusses the inherent societal implications that may affect acceptance of widespread applications. Over 80 leading experts from around the world share their wealth of knowledge in this truly unique reference. Institutions such as Center for the Purification of Water and Systems (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); UCLA Water Technology Center; Carnegie Mellon University, University of Kentucky; The University of Western Ontario; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Munasinghe Institute for Development (Sri Lanka) and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars are just a few of the knowledge centers represented in this book. Water quality is a serious, global issue in which government bodies and scientific communities face many challenges in ensuring clean water is available to everyone. Nanotechnology is already showing dramatic results, and this book is an attempt to share current technologies and future possibilities in reaching this goal. From the Foreword: "Researchers and practitioners may find in this volume, key challenges regarding clean water resources. The presentations may crystallize new research and education programs." - Mihail Roco, U.S. National Science Foundation and U.S. Nanotechnology Initiative • Contributors from the US, India, Canada, Japan, UK, Sri Lanka, and South Africa • Provides detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may affect acceptance of widespread applications • Covers specific topics including using nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. • Discusses existing technologies and future potential for groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors • Highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection.

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water
Author: Nora F. Savage
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nanostructured materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanotechnology Applications in Dairy Science

Nanotechnology Applications in Dairy Science
Author: Lohith Kumar Dasarahally-Huligowda,Megh R. Goyal,Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN: 0429757816
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications in Dairy Science Book Excerpt:

This new volume, Nanotechnology Applications in Dairy Science, is designed to provide new insight into the utilization of nanotechnology in dairy science and food science. It focuses on applications of nanotechnology in packaging and drying of dairy and meat products, nanofiltration use in the dairy industry, and whey processing and dairy encapsulation. In addition, this book will facilitate the necessary understanding of the different aspects and concerns with regard to the new technological advances that nanotechnologies are contributing to the dairy industry. It also addresses several of the challenges that are overcome by the continuing development of nanotechnology applications in the food and dairy industries. Nanotechnology has the potential to provide healthier, safer, and better tasting foods as well as improved food packaging. It will also play a major role in food safety and agricultural sustainability. Nanotechnology application in the food industry has also contributed to the exponential progress in research and new material formulations due to its unique physicochemical properties useful to a number of other fields.

Nanotechnology Applications in Health and Environmental Sciences

Nanotechnology Applications in Health and Environmental Sciences
Author: Necdet Saglam,Feza Korkusuz,Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN: 3030644103
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications in Health and Environmental Sciences Book Excerpt:

Nanoscience and nanotechnologies are leading to a major point to our understanding of nature. Nanotechnology can be generally defined as creation and use of nano-sized systems, devices, and structures which have special functions or properties because of their small size. This volume on Nanotechnology Applications in Health and Environmental Sciences focuses on biotechnological and environmental applications of nanomaterials. It covers popular and various nanomedical topics such as oncology, genetics, and reconstructive medicine. Additionally, many chapters give leading-edge information on nano-sensor applications and usage in specific disciplines. Also, two chapters on novel subjects have been included on Lantibiotics and microbiota. This book should be useful for nanotechnologists, microbiologists, and researchers interested in nanomedicine and nano-biotechnology, as well as environmental nanotechnology.

Sustainable Water

Sustainable Water
Author: Ronald E. Hester,Roy M. Harrison
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1849730199
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Water Book Excerpt:

It is predicted that climate change will result in big changes to the global distribution of rainfall, causing drought and desertification in some regions and floods in others. Already there are signs of such changes occurring, with particularly serious consequences for poorer countries. The need for international cooperation in managing the effects of climate change, and other influences on the hydrological cycle, is becoming urgent. Future wars may well be fought over water. This book is part of a series focusing on key issues in environmental science and technology. Focusing on the sustainability of water supplies to the growing populations throughout the world, this volume consists of articles contributed by a group of experts drawn from around the globe. Issues covered include: policy making in the European Union; rural water supplies in Africa; chemical monitoring and analytical methods; water use in agriculture; social justice in supplying water; potable water recycling, and sustainable water treatment. The book will be useful to those working in the water industry, policy makers and planners, researchers and environmental consultants, and students in environmental science, technology, engineering, and management. There is also much here to interest all concerned with major environmental issues such as climate change and the many other factors which influence the sustainability of water supplies.

Nanotechnology Applications in Environmental Engineering

Nanotechnology Applications in Environmental Engineering
Author: Nazir, Rabia
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2018-08-03
ISBN: 1522557466
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications in Environmental Engineering Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology is the twenty-first century revolution that has impacted each and every aspect of life despite its small size. As nanoscale research continues to advance, scientists and engineers are developing new applications for many different disciplines, including environmental applications. Nanotechnology Applications in Environmental Engineering contains innovative research on nanomaterials and their impact on the environment. It also explores the current and potential future applications of nanodevices in environmental science and engineering, showcasing how nanomaterials can be tailored to address some of the environmental remediation and sensing/detection problems faced today. While highlighting topics such as environmental science, nanomaterials, and membrane technology, this book is ideally designed for environmental scientists, nanotechnologists, chemists, engineers, and individuals seeking current research on nanotechnology and its applications in environmental engineering.

Microbiota and Biofertilizers

Microbiota and Biofertilizers
Author: Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Gowhar Hamid Dar,Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood,Rouf Ahmad Bhat
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN: 3030487717
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiota and Biofertilizers Book Excerpt:

An increasing population has put tremendous pressure on agricultural productivity to fulfill the demands of human consumption. Numerous agricultural activities and techniques have been developed to raise annual crop production globally. While agriculture has succeeded in enhancing the yearly crop productivity, this achievement is at the cost of environmental degradation by applying synthetic persistent substances, such as industrial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, etc. Chemical fertilizers are nearly as destructive as they are productive, causing monocultures and consequences associated with elimination of diversity, nutrient pollution as evidenced by algae blooms, eutrophication, water quality issues, lower oxygen levels and dangers to fish stocks. Therefore, the scientific approach to maintain sustainable fertility in soil and plants is to switch over to biofertilisers. Biofertilisers are compounds of organic matter that are applied to crops for growth and health. Their constituent micro-organisms interact in an ecofriendly manner with the soil, root and seeds of plants, promoting the growth of micro-flora that enhances soil fertility. They are known to play a number of vital roles in soil fertility, crop productivity and production in agriculture. Application of biofertilisers results in increased mineral and water uptake, root development, vegetative growth and nitrogen fixation. They liberate growth promoting substances and vitamins and help to maintain soil fertility. They act as antagonists and play a pivotal role in neutralising the soil borne plant pathogens, thereby assisting in the bio-control of diseases. Application of biofertilisers in lieu of synthetic fertilizers could be the promising technique to raise agricultural productivity without degrading the environmental quality. The present book focuses on the latest research approaches and updates from the microbiota ecosystem and their applications in agriculture industry. It also highlights the great potential and possible future of action of microbiota in the development of sustainable agricultural systems.

Nanotechnology Applications for Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management

Nanotechnology Applications for Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management
Author: Shah, M. A.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN: 1466663057
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications for Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management Book Excerpt:

As nanoscale research continues to advance, scientists and engineers are developing new applications for many different disciplines, including environmental remediation and energy optimization. Nanotechnology Applications for Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management combines up-to-date research findings and relevant theoretical frameworks on the subject of micro-scale technologies being used to promote environmental sustainability. Highlighting the impacts this technology has on energy production and remediation, this book is an all-inclusive reference source for professionals and researchers interested in understanding the multi-disciplinary applications of nanotechnology and nanoscience.

Nano Meets Macro

Nano Meets Macro
Author: Kamilla Kjolberg,Fern Elizabeth Wickson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN: 0429533756
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano Meets Macro Book Excerpt:

This book explores the enormous diversity in social perspectives on the emergence of nanoscale sciences and technologies. It points to four nodes of interest where nano meets macro: in the making, in the public eye, in the big questions, and in the tough decisions. Each node draws attention to important lines of research and pertinent issues. The book is designed for interdisciplinary teaching, but the richness of issues and perspectives makes it of interest to all researchers, practitioners, and non-academics wanting an introduction to social perspectives on nanoscale sciences and technologies.

Nanotechnology for Food Agriculture and Environment

Nanotechnology for Food  Agriculture  and Environment
Author: Devarajan Thangadurai,Jeyabalan Sangeetha,Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN: 3030319385
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology for Food Agriculture and Environment Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology progresses its concerts and suitability by improving its effectiveness, security and also reducing the impact and risk. Various chapters in this book are written by eminent scientists and prominent researchers in the field of nanotechnology across the world. This book is focused to put emerging techniques forward using nanoparticles for safe and nutritional food production, protecting crops from pests, increasing nutritional value and providing solutions for various environmental issues. The outcome of this book creates a path for wide usage of nanoparticles in food, agriculture and the environment fields. This book has clear and simple illustrations, tables and case studies to understand the content even by non-experts. This book especially deals with the nanotechnology for controlling plant pathogens, food packaging and preservation, agricultural productivity, waste water treatment and bioenergy production. Hence, this book can be adopted and used by many researchers and academicians in the fields of food, agriculture, environment and nanotechnology for catering the needs of sustainable future. The salient features of this book are • Describes nanotechnology as an interdisciplinary and emerging field in life sciences• Useful for researchers in the cutting edge life science related fields of nanoscience, nanobiology and nanotechnology• Deal with various problems in food, agriculture and environmental sector for sustainable solutions through the application of nanotechnology• Supported with illustrations in color, tables and case studies (wherever applicable), and • Contributed and well written by nanotechnology experts from across various disciplines

Aquananotechnology

Aquananotechnology
Author: David E. Reisner,T. Pradeep
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 887
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN: 1466512245
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquananotechnology Book Excerpt:

The world’s fresh water supplies are dwindling rapidly—even wastewater is now considered an asset. By 2025, most of the world's population will be facing serious water stresses and shortages. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects breaks new ground with its informative and innovative introduction of the application of nanotechnology to the remediation of contaminated water for drinking and industrial use. It provides a comprehensive overview, from a global perspective, of the latest research and developments in the use of nanotechnology for water purification and desalination methods. The book also covers approaches to remediation such as high surface area nanoscale media for adsorption of toxic species, UV treatment of pathogens, and regeneration of saturated media with applications in municipal water supplies, produced water from fracking, ballast water, and more. It also discusses membranes, desalination, sensing, engineered polymers, magnetic nanomaterials, electrospun nanofibers, photocatalysis, endocrine disruptors, and Al13 clusters. It explores physics-based phenomena such as subcritical water and cavitation-induced sonoluminescence, and fog harvesting. With contributions from experts in developed and developing countries, including those with severe contamination, such as China, India, and Pakistan, the book’s content spans a wide range of the subject areas that fall under the aquananotechnology banner, either squarely or tangentially. The book strongly emphasizes sorption media, with broad application to a myriad of contaminants—both geogenic and anthropogenic—keeping in mind that it is not enough for water to be potable, it must also be palatable.

Application of Nanotechnology in Water Research

Application of Nanotechnology in Water Research
Author: Ajay Kumar Mishra
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2014-06-09
ISBN: 111893928X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Nanotechnology in Water Research Book Excerpt:

Details the water research applications of nanotechnology invarious areas including environmental science, remediation,membranes, nanomaterials, and water treatment At the nano size, materials often take on unique and sometimesunexpected properties that result in them being ‘tuned’to build faster, lighter, stronger, and more efficient devices andsystems, as well as creating new classes of materials. In waterresearch, nanotechnology is applied to develop more cost-effectiveand high-performance water treatment systems, as well as to provideinstant and continuous ways to monitor water quality. This volume presents an array of cutting-edge nanotechnologyresearch in water applications including treatment, remediation,sensing, and pollution prevention. Nanotechnology applications forwaste water research have significant impact in maintaining thelong-term quality, availability, and viability of water. Regardlessof the origin, such as municipal or industrial waste water, itsremediation utilizing nanotechnology can not only be recycled anddesalinized, but it can simultaneously detect biological andchemical contamination. Application of Nanotechnology in Water Research describesa broad area of nanotechnology and water research where membraneprocesses (nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, andnanoreactive membranes) are considered key components of advancedwater purification and desalination technologies that remove,reduce, or neutralize water contaminants that threaten human healthand/or ecosystem productivity and integrity. Various nanoparticlesand nanomaterials that could be used in water remediation(zeolites, carbon nanotubes, self-assembled monolayer on mesoporoussupports, biopolymers, single-enzyme nanoparticles, zero-valentiron nanoparticles, bimetallic iron nanoparticles, and nanoscalesemiconductor photocatalysts) are discussed. The book also coverswater-borne infectious diseases as well as water-borne pathogens,microbes, and toxicity approach.

Introduction to Advanced Food Process Engineering

Introduction to Advanced Food Process Engineering
Author: Jatindra Kumar Sahu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 717
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN: 1439880727
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Advanced Food Process Engineering Book Excerpt:

Food materials are processed prior to their consumption using different processing technologies that improve their shelf life and maintain their physicochemical, biological, and sensory qualities. Introduction to Advanced Food Process Engineering provides a general reference on various aspects of processing, packaging, storage, and quality control

Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food An Overview

Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food  An Overview
Author: S. Mohana Roopan,G. Madhumitha
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN: 3319742108
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food An Overview Book Excerpt:

The focus of this singular work is to discuss the role and importance of bioorganic phase in food products-providing the first major reference source for researchers looking to understand all aspects of the isolation, extraction and application of this major element in natural foods. From the identifying features to its applications through biotechnology and nanobiotechnology, this book covers all of the important aspects of bioorganic phase and points to future uses and methods. With chapters focusing on phase extraction and application, food product synthesis and nanoparticle application, Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food: An Overview covers both conventional and non-conventional approaches for the extraction of bioorganic phase from various food sources. Toxicity studies in nanoparticles are presented, and the vital role played by bioorganic phase toward nanoparticles synthesis is outlined in full. For any researcher looking for complete coverage of all main aspects of bioorganic phase in foods, this work provides a comprehensive and well-researched view of this important subject. .

Nanotechnology for Environmental Decontamination

Nanotechnology for Environmental Decontamination
Author: Manoj Kumar Ram,E. Silvana Andreescu,Ding Hanming
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN: 0071702806
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology for Environmental Decontamination Book Excerpt:

CUTTING-EDGE NANOTECHNOLOGY TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DECONTAMINATION Written by a team of global experts, Nanotechnology for Environmental Contamination covers the latest methods for using nanomaterials, processes, and tools to remediate toxin-contaminated water, air, soil, groundwater, and wastewater. This groundbreaking work discusses the use of nanotechnology to neutralize microbes, pesticides, heavy metals, industrial chemicals, chemical and biological warfare agents, and other toxic substances. In-depth details on the physics, chemistry, and technology of nanomaterials, nanostructures, and nanotechnology for decontamination are included in this authoritative resource. Preparation and application of inner skin hollow fiber nanoporous membrane Photocatalytic inactivation of water and air pollution Application of nano TiO, catalyst in wastewater treatment Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants at nanosemiconductor film electrodes under visible light irradiation Disinfection of microbes by nanoparticles Water disinfection and wastewater decontamination by solar photocatalysis using nanomaterials The role of nanotechnology for decontamination of chemical warfare agents Nanostructured bioassemblies for environmental bioremediation Reactive nanoparticles for the treatment of chlorinated dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) in soil and groundwater Persistent pesticides: detection and control using nanotechnology Decontaminating chemical and biological warfare agents and related toxins with nanomaterials

Materials Physics and Chemistry

Materials Physics and Chemistry
Author: Satya Bir Singh,Alexander V. Vakhrushev,A. K. Haghi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2020-11-02
ISBN: 1000727955
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials Physics and Chemistry Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on the development and application of fundamental concepts in mechanics and physics of solids as they pertain to the solution of challenging new problems in diverse areas, such as materials science and micro- and nanotechnology. In this volume, emphasis is placed on the development of fundamental concepts of mechanics and novel applications of these concepts based on theoretical, experimental, or computational approaches, drawing upon the various branches of engineering science and the allied areas within applied mathematics, materials science, and applied physics. Materials Physics and Chemistry: Applied Mathematics and Chemo-Mechanical Analysis emphasizes the basics, such as design, equilibrium, material behavior, and geometry of deformation in simple structures or machines. Readers will find a thorough treatment of stress, strain, and the stress-strain relationships. Meanwhile it provides a solid foundation upon which readers can begin work in composite materials science and engineering. Many chapters include theory components with the equations students need to calculate different properties.

Advances in Environmental Biotechnology

Advances in Environmental Biotechnology
Author: Raman Kumar,Anil Kumar Sharma,Sarabjeet Singh Ahluwalia
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-19
ISBN: 9811040419
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Environmental Biotechnology Book Excerpt:

The book aims to provide a comprehensive view of advanced environmental approaches for wastewater treatment, heavy metal removal, pesticide degradation, dye removal, waste management, microbial transformation of environmental contaminants etc. With advancements in the area of Environmental Biotechnology, researchers are looking for the new opportunities to improve quality standards and environment. Recent technologies have given impetus to the possibility of using renewable raw materials as a potential source of energy. Cost intensive and eco-friendly technology for producing high quality products and efficient ways to recycle waste to minimize environmental pollution is the need of hour. The use of bioremediation technologies through microbial communities is another viable option to remediate environmental pollutants, such as heavy metals, pesticides and dyes etc. Since physico-chemical technologies employed in the past have many potential drawbacks including higher cost, and lower sustainability. So there is need of efficient biotechnological alternatives to overcome increasing environmental pollution. Hence, there is a need for environmental friendly technologies that can reduce the pollutants causing adverse hazards on humans and surrounding environment.

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material
Author: A. K. Haghi,Praveen K.M.,Sabu Thomas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 1351048104
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material Book Excerpt:

Carbon nanotubes, with their extraordinary engineering properties, have garnered much attention in the past 10 years. Because of the broad range of potential applications, the scientific community is more motivated than ever to move beyond basic properties and explore the real issues associated with carbon nanotube-based applications. Presenting up-to-date literature that presents the current state of the science, this book, Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material: Integrating Theory and Technique, fully explores the development phase of carbon nanotube-based applications. It looks at carbon nanotubes and their applications in diverse areas of science and engineering and considers environmental engineering applications as well. This volume is a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, researchers, and professionals in a wide range of disciplines whose focus remains on the power and promise of carbon nanotubes.

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.