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Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-food and Environmental Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128197868, 9780128197875

Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-food and Environmental Applications

1st Edition

Editor: Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
Paperback ISBN: 9780128197868
eBook ISBN: 9780128197875
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th November 2019
Page Count: 652
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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


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


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About the Editor

Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam

Dr. Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam is currently the 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 8 book chapters, 6 review articles, 1 translated book, and more than 120 research articles in international peer reviewed journals including Fungal Diversity, Fungal Biology, FEMS Review Microbiology, PLOS One and PLOS Genetics. He is associate editor for Mycosphere, and review editor for Frontiers in Genomic Assay Technology and served as a reviewer for a number of journals, including IET Nanotechnology, Fungal Diversity, BMC Genomics, Foodborne Pathogens and Diseases. Dr. Kamel has also served as molecular mycologist for 5 years in the Department Botany and Microbiology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He received the Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils Prize for distinguished scientific research in biotechnology (fungal genomics) during 2014 (first ranking). 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. Kamel Abd-Elsalem is a Research Professor at the Agricultural Research Center, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Egypt. His research focuses in the areas of nanomaterials for plant sciences, environmental sciences and agriculture.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Agricultural Research Center, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Giza, Egypt