Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri-food and Ecosystems

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri-food and Ecosystems

1st Edition - March 30, 2020

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  • Editor: Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128213544
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128213599

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Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agrifood and Ecosystems shows how hybrid nanomaterials (HNMs) are being used to enhance agriculture, food and environmental science. The book discusses the synthesis and characterization of HNMs before exploring agrifoods and environmental functions. It shows how novel HNMs are being used for the detection and separation of heavy metal ions, for destroying and sensing of insecticides, in managed release fertilizer and pesticide formulations, plant protection, plant promotions, purification, detection, and to control mycotoxins. Further, the book describes the use of silica-based total nanosystems, carbon nanotubes, nanocellulose-based, and polymer nanohybrids for agricultural and biological applications. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and food scientists who want to gain a greater understanding on how multifunctional nanomaterials are being used for a range of agricultural and environmental applications.

Key Features

  • Outlines the major nanomaterial types that are being used in agriculture
  • Explains why the properties of multifunctional nanomaterials are particularly efficient for use in agriculture
  • Assesses the major challenges of using multifunctional nanomaterials on an industrial scale


Materials scientists, engineers, food scientists

Table of Contents

    1. Multifunctional hybrid nanomaterials for sustainable agri-food and ecosystems: A note from the editor
    2. Core-shell hybrid nanoparticles: Production and application in agriculture and the environment
    3. Hybrid inorganic-polymer nanocomposites: Synthesis, characterization, and plantprotection applications
    4. Preparation of nanocomposites from agricultural waste and their versatile applications
    5. Novel nanocomposite-based controlled-release fertilizer and pesticide formulations: Prospects and challenges
    6. Nanomaterials for gene delivery and editing in plants: Challenges and future perspectives
    7. Hybrid nanomaterials for water purification
    8. Multifunctional copper polymer-based nanocomposite for environmental and agricultural applications
    9. Hybrid nanomaterials as chemical sensors
    10. Degradation, removal, and detection of pesticides using nanocomposites
    11. Nanocomposites: New trends for sensing and controlled release of herbicides
    12. Hybrid nanomaterials for detection, detoxification, and management mycotoxins
    13. Mono and hybrid nanomaterials: Novel strategies to manage postharvest diseases
    14. Prospects of hybrid nanomaterials in plant growth promotion
    15. Metal-carbon-polymer-based hybrid materials for the detection of heavy metal ions
    16. Chitosan-based nanosystems: Exploitation in the agri-food sector
    17. Chitosan nanocomposites for food packaging applications
    18. Silica-based nanosystems: Their role in sustainable agriculture
    19. Recent progress in cellulose-based smart nanocrystals by agricultural resources
    20. Nanocellulose-based polymer nanohybrids and nanocomposite applications
    21. Carbon nanotube-based nanohybrids for agricultural and biological applications
    22. Naturally derived 3D printed hydrogel scaffolds for agroecosystem and biomedical applications
    23. Nanocomposites for electrochemical detection of environmental pollutants
    24. Nanomaterials and nanocomposite applications in veterinary medicine
    25. Bimetallic nanoparticles: Green synthesis, applications, and future perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 730
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: March 30, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128213544
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128213599

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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