Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-food and Environmental Applications

Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-food and Environmental Applications

1st Edition - November 1, 2019

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  • Editor: Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197868
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128197875

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Materials scientists, engineers, food scientists, environmental scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1 Carbon nanomaterials: 30 years of research in agroecosystems


    Part One Synthesis and characterization

    2 Carbon nanotubes: Synthesis, characterization, and applications

    3 Graphene-based nanocomposites: Synthesis, characterizations, and their agri-food applications

    4 Novel trends for synthesis of carbon nanostructures from agricultural wastes


    Part Two Environmental applications

    5 Improving diesel engine performance using carbon nanomaterials

    6 Biosorbents for heavy metal removal from dilute aqueous solution

    7 Carbon nanomaterial applications in air pollution remediation

    8 Carbon-based sponges for oil spill recovery

    9 Graphene and activated graphene as adsorbents for removal of heavy metals from water resources

    10 Graphene quantum dot-based nanostructures for water treatment

    11 Carbon-based nanosensors: An efficient tool for use in the food industry and agricultural and environmental sectors

    12 Toxic effects of engineered carbon nanoparticles on environment

    13 Carbon nanostructures: detection, controlling plant diseases and mycotoxins

    14 Carbon nanotubes: Plant gene delivery and genome editing

    15 Nanocarbon fertilizers: Implications of carbon nanomaterials in sustainable agriculture production

    16 Micro/nano biochar for sustainable plant health: Present statusand future prospects

    17 Potential of nanoscale carbon-based materials for remediation of pesticide-contaminated environment

    18 Nanocarbon-based sensors for pesticide detection: Recent trends

    19 Carbon nanotubes: An efficient sorbent for herbicide sensing and remediation

    20 Effect of nanocarbons on physical and mechanical properties of soils

    21 Interaction of carbon nanotubes with rhizosphere microbial communities

    22 Nanocarbons: Antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activity and the underlying mechanism

    23 Toxic and beneficial effects of carbon nanomaterials on human and animal health

    24 Carbon nanomaterials (CNTs) phytotoxicity: Quo vadis?

    25 Application of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials in Food Preservation Area

    26 Risk management and regulatory aspects of carbon nanomaterials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 652
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: November 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197868
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128197875

About the Editor

Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam

Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Ph.D. He is a head researcher at Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt. Dr. Kamel’s research interests include developing, improving and deploying plant biosecurity diagnostic tools, understanding and exploiting fungal pathogen genomes and developing eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for controlling toxicogenic fungi and plant diseases. He has published, 26 chapter in books, 12 review articles, 14 books, 1 translated book, and more than 133 research articles in international peer reviewed journals including Fungal Diversity, Fungal Biology, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, FEMS Review Microbiology, PLOS One and PLOS Genetics. He is associate editor for Mycosphere, and review editor for Frontiers in Genomic Assay Technology and referees for journals, including the Plant Pathology, Journal of Phytopathology, and Crop Protection, IET Nanotechnology, Fungal Diversity, BMC Genomics, Foodborne Pathogens and Diseases. Dr. Kamel has pursued his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel (Germany) and Suez Canal University (Egypt) and then been awarded postdoctoral fellowship from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel in 2008. Dr. Kamel served as visiting associate professor in Institute of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, Institute of Microbiology, TUM, Germany, Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Plant Protection Department, Sassari University, Italy.

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head researcher at Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt.

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  • Dr. Y. Sat Nov 16 2019


    Good job for carbon nanomaterials for food, agriculture and environment applications!