Next Generation Nanochitosan

Next Generation Nanochitosan

Applications in Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture and Food Conservation

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Charles Adetunji, Daniel Hefft, Jaison Jeevanandam, Michael Danquah
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855938

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Next Generation Nanochitosan: Applications in Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture and Food Conservation provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art-information on the application of nanochitosan for improving products, especially for the evaluation of biological active molecules, disease therapeutics, transport vehicle for DNA, targeted drug delivery, gene therapy, development of smart and high performance of fish, preservation of foods, tissue engineering, and improving the taste of aquatic and animal feeds as fish growth promoter. this book will be especially useful for industrial fisheries who deal with wild capture fishing and aquafarming and scientists and engineers working on post-capture processing stages. Details on the application of nanochitosan as an effective delivery of vaccines, hormones, vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, biological active constituents and their wider application for the protection and management of farm animals and fishes against disease-causing pathogens are provided.

Key Features

  • Provides applications for the protection and management of farmed animal and fish against disease-causing pathogens
  • Includes relevant information on recent patents, commercialized products and innovative technologies on nanochitosan with industrial perspectives
  • Presents potential solutions for the bioremediation of wastewater, heavy metal polluted soils and water, petroleum hydrocarbon on polluted environment, pesticides, polluted water and heavily contaminated soil


Interdisciplinary market of researchers and scientists in the food industry, agriculturist, fishery sector, animal husbandry, aquaculture, investors, policy makers, extension workers. Grad and post grad students in carious fields

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Green synthesis and characterization of nanochitosan from aquatic organisms and animal products
    1. Structural and biochemical properties of conventional and nano-chitosan
    2. Nanochitosan derived from crustacean and its applications
    3. Nanochitosan derived from snail and its applications
    4. Nanochitosan derived from fish scale and its applications
    5. Nanochitosan derived from fungal extracts of aquatic and animal source
    6. Nanochitosan derived from animal products
    7. Nanochitosan derived from marine insects
    8. Nanochitosan derived from marine coelenterates
    9. Nanochitosan derived from marine annelids
    10. Nanochitosan derived from marine fungi
    11. Nanochitosan derived from marine bacteria
    12. Nanochitosan derived from marine endophytic microorganisms
    13. Nanochitosan derived from marine Actinomycetes
    14. Nanochitosan derived from marine endolichenic fungi
    Part 2: Application in animal husbandry
    15. The role of nanochitosan for efficient delivery of nutrients and drugs (including hormones and vaccines) in cattle
    16. Application of nanochitosan in poultry breeding
    17. Application of nanochitosan in the pig and rabbit industry
    18. Application of nanochitosan in the Snail rearing
    19. Application of nanochitosan in the management of several zoonotic diseases
    20. Application of nanochitosan as insect repellents in animal husbandry
    21. Alternative to Antibiotic Feed Additive in Poultry
    22. Application of nanochitosan for enhanced milk production
    23. Application of nanochitosan as improved animal performance and reproduction effectiveness
    24. Application of nanochitosan ruminal fermentation, nutrient digestibility
    25. Application of nanochitosan in enzyme immobilization

    Part 3: Application in aquaculture
    26. Roles of nanochitosan and polymeric chitosan for the protection of farmed fish against disease-causing pathogens
    27. Application of nanochitosan in fish genetics and prevent genetic diseases
    28. Significant of nanochitosan in preservation and storage of fish
    29. Utilization of nanochitosan in the sterilization of ponds and water treatment for aquaculture
    30. Applications of nanochitosan in the detection and control of aquatic diseases
    31. The potential of nanochitosan for improving the bioavailability of essential nutrient in fishes
    32. Applications of nanochitosan in the treatment of effluents and pollutants exist in the fisheries pond
    33. Application of nanochitosan in water filtration with high relevance in fishery pond
    34. Relevance of nanochitosan for enhancement of fish growth as well as metabolism, swimming pattern, feeding and behaviour of fish
    35. Nanochitosan for production of more effective fish feed for aquaculture
    36. Application of nanochitosan in the control of biofouling in aquatic ponds
    37. The role of nanochitosan in the prevention of eutrophication such as unwanted bacteria, algae and invertebrates (bedbugs and mussels) in aquaculture environments
    38. Utilization of chitosan-based complexes for effective immunomodulators of fish and crustaceans
    39. Nanochitosan for the production of juvenile in aquaculture

    Part 4: Application of nanochitosan in the protection and package of aquatic and animal-based food
    40. Application of nanochitosan and polymeric chitosan as antibacterial, antivirus and antifungal activities when incorporated into aquatic and animal-based food materials
    41. Application of nanochitosan for the elimination of oxygen when incorporated into aquatic and animal-based food material
    42. Utilization of nanochitosan for enzyme immobilization for aquatic and animal-based food packages
    43. Significant of nanochitosan for improving bioavailability, stability and shelf life of sensitive ingredients in aquatic and animal-based foods
    44. Application of nanochitosan in Tagging and nano barcoding of aquatic and animal meats
    45. Application of nanochitosan in the preservation of fish, meat and oil
    46. Nanotoxicology aspect of nanochitosan in meat industry

Product details

  • No. of pages: 546
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855938

About the Editors

Charles Adetunji

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji is an Ag. Director of Intellectual Properties and Technology Transfer as well as an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State, Nigeria, where he utilized the application of biological techniques and microbial bioprocesses for the actualization of sustainable development goals. He has won numerous scientific awards and grants from renowned academic bodies, has filled several scientific patents on Bioherbicides, Biopesticides, nanobiosurfactants, and nanobiopesticdes, and has published over 270 scientific journals and conference proceedings in both national and international journals. His broad research interests cover topics relating to food security, agriculture and environmental sustainability, including microbiology, biotechnology, post-harvest management, and nanotechnology. Dr Adetunji is an editorial board member of many international journals serves as a reviewer to many double-blind peer review journals. In addition, he is a member of many scientific organisations and, over the last fifteen years, has built strong working collaborations with reputable research groups in numerous and leading Universities across the globe.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Edo State University Uzairue, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria

Daniel Hefft

Daniel Ingo Hefft is a process engineer and Chartered Engineer (CEng) with more than 6 years of solid experience within the FMCG sector and research community. He is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Rheality Ltd, a university spin out based on a co-invention that enables live and in situ rheological measurements on a non-destructive basis. First clients include the world’s leading shampoo and conditioner manufacturer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Process Engineer and Chartered Engineer, Birmingham, UK

Jaison Jeevanandam

Jaison Jeevanandam is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia. His research interests are synthesis and characterization of metal oxides, novel nano-therapeutics, nano-formulation of drugs, and cytotoxicity of nanoparticles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia

Michael Danquah

Dr. Danquah is a Full Professor, Associate Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Director of Chemical Engineering Program at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, United States. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Dr. Danquah’s research focuses on the utilization of bioprocess and biomolecular engineering principles to develop emerging biopharmaceuticals, biosensing and molecular separation systems; environmental bioremediation systems; and biofuels and bio-products. Dr. Danquah’s research findings are well published and cited with over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference publications and technical reports, and a current H-index of 39. His research has also resulted in intellectual properties and patent applications, large-scale manufacturing plants, and commercialized products and formulations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Chemical Engineering Program, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, USA

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