Impact of Nanoscience in the Food Industry

Impact of Nanoscience in the Food Industry

1st Edition - January 13, 2018

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  • Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu, Alina Maria Holban
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114414
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114933

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The Impact of Nanoscience in the Food Industry, Volume 12 in The Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, explores how nanoscience applications in food engineering offer an alternative to satisfying current food needs that cannot be fulfilled by natural products. Nanotechnology enables the development of tailored food ingredients and structures to replace products that are difficult to obtain. The book discusses how specialized nano-preservatives, sensors and food degradation and contamination detectors were developed and how they can be introduced in food products without degrading quality or properties of the final product. A valuable resource for food engineering researchers and students alike.

Key Features

  • Identifies common nanomaterials used in food preservation and food packaging
  • Provides industrial applications to increase food production
  • Describes analytical methods for assessing food safety
  • Identifies how nanoscience advances allow for new developments in functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • Discusses safety concerns, regulations and restricted use of nanomaterials in food bioengineering


Experts on the field of nanoscience, students and people from the food industry and academic researchers, regulatory agencies

Table of Contents

  • 1. Application of Nanotechnology in Food Industry: Present Status and Future Prospectus
    Ami Patel, Falguni Patra, Nihir Shah and Chandraprakash Khedkar
    2. Nanotechnology: a pioneering rebellion for food diligence
    Mian Kamran Sharif, Kanza Aziz Awan, Masood Sadiq Butt, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif
    3. Implication of Nano Science in the Food Processing and Agricultural Industries
    Arnab Majumdar, Neha Pradhan, Jibin Sadasivan, Nupur Ojha, Ananya Acharya, Swathy Babu, Sutapa Bose
    4. Progress and challenges of nanotechnology in food engineering
    Sophiya Devi Lamabam and Robert Thangjam
    5. Nanotechnology trends in the food industry: recent developments, risks and regulation
    A.G. Ponce, J.F. Ayala-Zavala, N.E. Marcovich, F.J. Vázquez, M.R. Ansorena
    6. Impact of Nanoscience in Food Industry – Consumer’s Health and Regulatory Organisations
    Ioannis L. Liakos, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Alina Maria Holban
    7. Functionalised silica nanomaterials as a new tool for new industrial applications
    Jose Vicente Ros-Lis, Andrea Bernardos, Édgar Pérez, José Manuel Barat, Ramón Martínez-Máñez
    8. Eco-friendly synthesis of metal /metal oxide nanoparticles and their application in food packaging and food preservation
    K. Jagadish, S. Yallappa, B.N. Chandrashekar, B.L. Dhananjaya, S. Srikantaswamy
    9. Significance of Nanotechnology for sensing, estimation, degradation and formulation of agrochemicals
    Kishore Kumar Nair, Neha Srivastava, Supriya Kumari, Samsul Alam, S.K.Raza
    10. Nanometals as promoters of nutraceutical quality in crop plants
    Juarez-Maldonado, A., S. Gonzalez-Morales, M. Cabrera-De la Fuente, J. Medrano-Macias, A. Benavides-Mendoza
    11. Use of Nanotechnological Methods for the Analysis and Stability of Food Antioxidants
    Gulay Ozkan, Senem Kamiloglu, Esra Capanoglu, Julide Hizal, Resat Apak
    12. Stabilized R-alpha-lipoic acid by encapsulation using cyclodextrins. 
    Naoko Ikuta, Keiji Terao and Seiichi Matsugo
    13. Integrated process control for result oriented process automation
    Holger Schmidt
    14. Electrospun Polymeric Nanofibers in Food Packaging
    Juliana Botelho Moreira, Michele Greque de Morais, Etiele Greque de Morais, Bruna da Silva Vaz and Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa
    15. Use of nanoparticles in the food industry. Advances and perspectives
    Maria L. Carrillo-Inungaray, Jorge Antonio Trejo-Ramirez Abigail Reyes-Munguia, Candy Carranza-Alvarez

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: January 13, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114414
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114933

About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban

Alina-Maria Holban is a lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

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