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Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri-food and Ecosystems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128213544, 9780128213599

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri-food and Ecosystems

1st Edition

Editor: Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
Paperback ISBN: 9780128213544
eBook ISBN: 9780128213599
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 30th March 2020
Page Count: 730
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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


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


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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