Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture

Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture

1st Edition - November 25, 2021

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  • Editors: Adil Denizli, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Susai Rajendran, Ghulam Yasin, Ashok Kumar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323852937
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128245545

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Nanosensors for Smart Agriculture covers new breakthroughs in smart agriculture, highlighting new technologies, such as the internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence. In addition, the book provides the many advantages of nanosensors over their micro counterparts, such as lower power consumption, higher sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distances between the object and sensor. Sections provide information on fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanosensors in smart agriculture. The book highlights how, when cultivating soil, nanosensors and their wireless networks can be used for soil quality monitoring (moisture/herbicides/organic compound/trace metals monitoring in soil, etc. Other applications cover how smart nanosensors can be used for virus detection and hygiene/pathogen controls in livestocks, their use as active transport tracking devices for smart tracking and tracing, and other various applications, such as (i) nanochips for identity (radio frequency identification), (ii) food inspection, (iii) intelligent food packaging, and (iv) smart storage. This is an important reference source for materials scientists and agricultural engineers who are looking to understand more about how nanosensor technology can be used to create more efficient and sustainable agricultural systems.

Key Features

  • Outlines the fabrication and fundamental design concepts of nanosensors for agricultural applications
  • Explains how nanosensors are being used throughout the agricultural cycle – from crop growth to food manufacturing
  • Assesses major challenges surrounding the application of nanosensors to agricultural applications in mass scale


Materials scientist and Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Section I Basic principles

    1. Nanotechnology for agriculture: an introduction

    2. Nanotechnology and sustainable agriculture

    3. Microbiology in agriculture: an introduction

    4. Methods for design and fabrication of nanosensors

    5. Magnetic nanomaterials-based biosensors

    6. Nanoparticles-based sensors for agricultural application

    7. Electrochemical sensors for agricultural application

    8. Current commercial nanosensors and devices/products used in agriculture

    9. Soil moisture nanosensors

    10. Detection and evaluation of trace metals in soil using nanosensors

    Section II Nanosensors for soilquality monitoring and control

    11. Nanosensors for pesticide detection in soil

    12. Application of nanosensors for pesticide detection

    13. Nanosensors for detecting nutrient losses from soil (as gaseous ammonia and nitrous oxide, and/or soil leachates as nitrate and phosphate)

    14. Nanosensors for the detection of heavy trace metals in soil

    15. Nanobiosensors for soil microbial detection

    16. Nanosensors for microbial detection in soil

    17. Wireless nanosensor network for agricultural applications

    18. Nanosensors for controlled release fertilizer

    Section III Nanosensors for growing crops

    19. Nanosensors for plant health monitoring

    20. Wireless nanosensor network for irrigation control

    21. Plant health monitoring using nanosensor system

    22. Role of nanobiosensors and biosensors in plant virus detection

    23. Nanosensors for animal health monitoring

    24. Nanosensors for virus detection

    Section IV Nanosensors for livestock farming

    25. Virus detection using nanobiosensors

    26. Animal health monitoring using nanosensor networks

    27. Advanced nanosensors for virus detection

    28. Use of nanosensor technologies in the food industry

    29. Nanosensors for food logistics

    Section V Nanosensors for agrifood manufacturing

    30. Nanosensors for food inspection

    31. Application of nanosensors in food inspection

    32. Nanosensors for intelligent food packaging

    33. Food products safety

Product details

  • No. of pages: 824
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: November 25, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323852937
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128245545

About the Editors

Adil Denizli

Adil Denizli is Professor at Hacettepe University, Department of Chemistry, Ankara, Turkey. His main research fields are molecular imprinting technologies, purification of biomolecules by chromatographic methods, detection of molecules by sensors, production of polymers with different surface and bulk properties, shape and geometries, and application of these polymers in different applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Hacettepe University, Department of Chemistry, Ankara, Turkey

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Tuan Anh Nguyen is Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and applied nanotechnology. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and smart sensors/devices. He is Editor-In-Chief of Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Susai Rajendran

Susai Rajendran is Research Director, Professor of Chemistry St. Antony’s College of Arts and Sciences For Women, India. His research is in the field of corrosion science and engineering, nanotechnology, applications of nanomaterials in corrosion protection study, and environmental studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Director, Professor of Chemistry St. Antony’s College of Arts and Sciences For Women, India

Ghulam Yasin

Dr. Ghulam Yasin is a Senior Research Fellow and Faculty Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Dr. Yasin received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2020. He previously worked as Research Assistant at the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2020. Dr. Yasin has over 85 publications in well-reputed peer-reviewed international journals, has authored several book chapters, and has worked as co-editor of of 12 books. He is currently a regular reviewer for over 40 journals, and serves as Associate Editor, Section Editor, and editorial board member for several journals. His research focuses on the design and development of nanoscale advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage hybrid devices/technologies, as well as nanostructures and nanomaterials for various functional applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Guangdong, Shenzen, China

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, at Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, India. His research areas are in enzymology, biocatalysis, biopolymers, enzyme immobilization, and bioenergy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, India

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