Bionanotechnology: Emerging Applications of Bionanomaterials

Bionanotechnology: Emerging Applications of Bionanomaterials

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  • Editors: Ahmed Barhoum, Jaison Jeevanandam, Michael Danquah
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242209
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239155

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Bionanotechnology: Emerging Applications of Bionanomaterials highlights a wide range of industrial applications using bionanotechnologies, with biomedical applications prominent amongst these, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, wound healing, medical implants, medical diagnostics and therapy. Other key areas include energy harvesting and storage, water/waste treatment, papermaking, textiles, construction industry, automotive, aerospace. This book is a valuable resource for all those seeking to gain a fundamental understanding of how bionanomaterials are used in a variety of industry sectors. Bionanomaterials are molecular materials composed partially or completely of biological molecules - such as proteins, enzymes, viruses, DNA and biopolymers - as well as metal, metal oxides, and carbon nanomaterials. Bionanomaterials have drawn much attention for their use in a wide range of industrial applications, including scaffolds, dental implants, drug delivery, dialysis, biobatteries, biofuel cells, air purification, and water treatment.

Key Features

  • Assesses which bionanomaterial types are particularly suited to particular application areas
  • Shows how bionanomaterials are being used for biotechnology, biomedicine, energy production, energy storage, and environmental remediation applications
  • Highlights the challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives of bionanomaterials in science, biology, engineering, medicine, and technology, incorporating both fundamentals and applications


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Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Section 1. Energy production and energy storage
  • Chapter 1. Bionanotechnology and Bionanomaterials: Emerging Applications, Market, and Commercialization
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Bionanomaterials: emerging applications
  • 3. Energy production, conversion, and storage
  • 4. Environmental protection and improvements
  • 5. Biomedical applications
  • 6. Agriculture and food production industries
  • 7. Other applications
  • 8. Bionanomaterials: market growth and regulations
  • 9. Commercialization of bionanomaterials
  • 10. Conclusions
  • Chapter 2. Smart bionanomaterials for the removal of contaminants from wastewater
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Biopolymer nanofibers in the treatment of wastewater
  • 3. Bioinspired nanocomposite materials in the removal of environmental contaminants
  • 4. Photocatalytic applications of bionanomaterials in pollution abetment
  • 5. Nanozymes for enzymatic degradation of pollutants
  • 6. Biogenic nanoparticles in the removal of hazardous contaminants
  • 7. Nanobiochar in the removal of organic and inorganic pollutants
  • 8. Adsorption mechanism and influence of physicochemical factors
  • 9. Limitations of bionanomaterials in wastewater treatment
  • 10. Conclusion and future perspective
  • Section 2. Environmental applications
  • Chapter 3. Bionanomaterials-mediated seed priming for sustainable agricultural production
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A brief history of seed priming
  • 3. Seed priming and its application in agriculture
  • 4. Application of different priming approaches and priming substances
  • 5. Nanopriming: a novel way for seed germination and seedling growth
  • 6. Future perspective
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Reconnoitering bionanomaterials for mitigation of abiotic stress in plants
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Bionanomaterials: a new frontier in plant growth and development
  • 3. Mechanism of action of different bionanoparticles in plants
  • 4. Bionanomaterials: use under different stress conditions
  • 5. Environmental and safety issues
  • 6. Future perspective
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Section 3. Biomedical applications
  • Chapter 5. Emerging applications of bionanomaterials in medicine and drug delivery
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Inorganic bionanomaterials
  • 3. Conclusions and future prospects
  • Chapter 6. Polymer-based bionanomaterials for biomedical applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Types of polymeric nanomaterials
  • 3. Biofunctionalized nanocellulosic materials
  • 4. Bioinspired polymeric nanocomposites
  • 5. Biomedical applications
  • 6. Future perspective
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. Photocatalytic metal bionanocomposites for biomedical applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Overview of bionanocomposites
  • 3. Photocatalytic activity of metal bionanocomposites
  • 4. Biomedical applications of photocatalytic metal bionanocomposites
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. Bionanomaterials for wound healing applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Challenges of skin and skeletal tissue wounds
  • 3. Nanobiomaterials used as scaffolds for skin and skeletal tissue regeneration
  • 4. Peptide hydrogels for wound healing
  • 5. Nanobiomaterials and natural molecules to enhance biological performance
  • 6. Commercially available wound healing scaffolds
  • 7. Conclusion and future perspectives in wound tissue regeneration
  • Chapter 9. Polymeric bionanomaterials for diabetes applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Delivery of antidiabetic medicines using nanoparticles
  • 3. Hydrogels employed for the treatment of diabetes
  • 4. Future prospects
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Section 4. Constructions and other applications
  • Chapter 10. Nanohydrogels for targeted drug delivery systems
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Structure of nanoparticle–hydrogel composites
  • 3. Synthesis method
  • 4. Gelation mechanism
  • 5. Stimuli-responsive hydrogels
  • 6. Intelligent carrier system
  • 7. Applications
  • 8. Patents
  • 9. Future directions and conclusion
  • Chapter 11. Bicontinuous particle-stabilized emulsions: structural control for targeted applications
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Methods of bijel fabrication
  • 3. Bijel design and structural control
  • 4. Effect of biological entities in the fabrication, design and structural control of bijels
  • 5. Applications of bijels
  • 6. Conclusion and future perspectives on bijels
  • Chapter 12. A revolutionary breakthrough of bionanomaterials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. History and present status
  • 3. Multidimensional bioprinting of tissues and organs
  • 4. Bioprinting and biomodeling of physical and chemical foundation
  • 5. Regeneration of biomedical products
  • 6. Next-generation regenerative therapies
  • 7. Application and challenge: an evolving paradigm
  • 8. Regulatory affairs in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • 9. Conclusion and future perspective
  • Chapter 13. Bionanomaterials for cancer therapy
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Cancer disease: types and statistics
  • 3. Anticancer nanocarriers
  • 4. Conclusion
  • Chapter 14. Bionanomaterials for diagnosis and therapy of SARS-CoV-2
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Disinfection
  • 3. Detection and diagnostics
  • 4. Medicine
  • 5. Vaccine development
  • 6. Perspective
  • Chapter 15. Drug delivery systems based on nano-herbal medicine
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. History and development of herbal medicines
  • 3. Herbal medicine classifications
  • 4. Herbal nano-drug delivery system
  • 5. Roles of nanotechnology in herbal medicines
  • 6. Nanocarriers for herbal medicines
  • 7. Application of herbal nanomedicines
  • 8. Toxicity issues
  • 9. Future perspective
  • 10. Conclusion
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 570
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: May 29, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242209
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239155

About the Editors

Ahmed Barhoum

Dr. Ahmed Barhoum is an Associate Professor of nanomaterials science and Head of the Nanostruc Research Group (Helwan University). He is currently working at the DCU University (Ireland). His research interests include the synthesis of nanomaterials for catalysis, drug delivery, and biosensing. He has won several scientific awards and prizes: Helwan University Prizes (Egypt, 2020 & 2019), CAS Fellowship (China, 2019), IFE Fellowships (France, 2012 & 2018), FWO Fellowships (Belgium, 2015 & 2016), Medastar Erasmus Mundus (Belgium, 2012), Welcome Program (Italy, 2012) and many more. He serves as an expert evaluator for the National Science Centre (NCN, Poland), Czech Science Foundation (GACR, Russia), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Switzerland), and Innovators Support Fund (ISF, Egypt), among others. He is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers in Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, and editor of 10 handbooks (Elsevier and Springer Nature), PI/Co-PI of 12 projects, and co-author of 150 publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of NanoStruc. Research Group, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt; National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland

Jaison Jeevanandam

Dr. Jaison Jeevanandam is currently working as a senior researcher in Centro De Quimica Da Madeira (CQM – Center for Chemistry), University of Madeira, Portugal. He obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science from Curtin University, Malaysia. He has experience in nanoparticle synthesis, especially in the green synthesis using plant extracts, characterization, cytotoxic analysis of nanoparticles, and in vitro analysis in diabetic models. His current research focuses on the application of nanobiotechnology in the development of nanoformulations for drug delivery systems. He has won several awards, including ‘Best teacher award 2019’ from Academy of competitive exam and research training (ACERT, Chennai), India; Gold medal in 3rd World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC) in 2017 from Korea Invention News (South Korea); Special honor of invention award, 3rd World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC) in 2017 from Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS) (Canada). Dr. Jaison has authored +50 articles. Further, Dr. Jaison serves as a journal editor for Bio-integration (China) and International Archives of Biomedical and Engineering Sciences (India), as well as an invited editor for special issue in applied sciences (MDPI), Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Research topic coordinator) and Frontiers in molecular biosciences; and reviewer for 10+ journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, CQM - Centro De Quimica Da Madeira, MMRG, Universidade Da Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Michael Danquah

Dr. Danquah is a Full Professor, Associate Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Director of Chemical Engineering Program at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, United States. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Dr. Danquah’s research focuses on the utilization of bioprocess and biomolecular engineering principles to develop emerging biopharmaceuticals, biosensing and molecular separation systems; environmental bioremediation systems; and biofuels and bio-products. Dr. Danquah’s research findings are well published and cited with over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference publications and technical reports, and a current H-index of 39. His research has also resulted in intellectual properties and patent applications, large-scale manufacturing plants, and commercialized products and formulations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Chemical Engineering Program, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, USA

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