1st Edition

Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials

Edited By Vineet Kumar, Nandita Dasgupta, Shivendu Ranjan Copyright 2018
    537 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials focuses on causes and prevention of environmental toxicity induced by various nanomaterials. In sixteen chapters it describes the basic principles, trends, challenges, and future directions of nanoecotoxicity.

    The future acceptance of nanomaterials in various industries depends on the impacts of nanomaterials on the environment and ecosystem. This book analyzes the safe utilization of nanotechnology so the tremendous prospect of nanotechnology can be achieved without harming either living beings or the environment.

    Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials introduces nanoecotoxicity, describes various factors affecting the toxicity of nanomaterials, discusses various factors that can impart nanoecotoxicity, reviews various studies in the area of nanoecotoxicity evaluation, and describes the safety and risk assessment of nanomaterials. In addition, the book discusses strategies for mitigating nanoecotoxicity. Lastly, the authors provide guidelines and protocols for nanotoxicity evaluation and discuss regulations for safety assessment of nanomaterials. In addition to environmental toxicologists, this book is aimed at policy makers, industry personnel, and doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.

    1. Toxic Effects of Nanomaterials on Environment

    [Rajeev Kumar, Moondeep Chauhan, Neha Sharma, and Ganga Ram Chaudhary]

    2. Nanotoxicity: Impact on Health and Environment

    [Ponnala Vimal Mosahari, Deepika Singh, Jon Jyoti Kalita, Pragya Sharma, Hasnahana Chetia, Debajyoti Kabiraj, Chandan Mahanta, and Utpal Bora]

    3. Nanotoxicological Evaluation in Marine Water Ecosystem: A Detailed Review

    [Anna Giulia Cattaneo]

    4. Interaction of Carbon Nanomaterials with Biological Matrices

    [S. Gajalakshmi, A. Mukherjee, and N. Chandrasekaran]

    5. Interaction of Inorganic Nanoparticles with Biological Matrices

    [Priya Sharma, Vineet Kumar, and Praveen Guleria]

    6. Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles on Bacteria

    [Changjian Xie, Xiao He, and Zhiyong Zhang]

    7. Comparative Risk Assessment of Copper Nanoparticles with Their Bulk Counterpart in the Indian Major Carp Labeo rohita

    [Kaliappan Krishnapriya and Mathan Ramesh]

    8. Toxic Effects of Nanomaterials to Plants and Beneficial Soil Bacteria

    [Shiwani Guleria, Praveen Guleria, and Vineet Kumar]

    9. Nanotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles: From Environmental Spill to Effects on Organisms

    [Kevin Osterheld, Mathieu Millour, Émilien Pelletier, Adriano Magesky, Kim Doiron, Karine Lemarchand, and Jean-Pierre Gagné]

    10. Nanotoxicity on Human and Plant Pathogenic Microbes and Aquatic Organisms

    [Akhilesh Dubey, Vishal Mishra, Sanjeev Kumar, Shahaj Uddin Ahmed, and Mukunda Goswami]

    11. Methods of In Vitro and In Vivo Nanotoxicity Evaluation in Plants

    [Ilika Ghosh, Manosij Ghosh, and Anita Mukherjee]

    12. In Vitro and In Vivo Nanotoxicity Evaluation in Plants

    [Homa Mahmoodzadeh]

    13. Phytochemicals and Their Functionalized Nanoparticles as Quorum Sensing Inhibitor and Chemotherapeutic Agent

    [Brajesh Kumar and Kumari Smita]

    14. Nanotoxicological Evaluation in Freshwater Organisms

    [Lindsey C. Felix and Greg G. Goss]

    15. Guidelines and Protocols for Nanotoxicity Evaluation

    [Bindu Sadanandan, Vijayalakshmi V, and Mamta Kumari]

    16. Regulations for Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials

    [Preetika Biswas and Ashutosh Yadav]


    Iqrar Ahmad Khan with long career in education and agriculture had earned PhD from the University of California, Riverside. He is currently serving as Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan (since 2008). Dr. Khan has supervised more than 100 graduate students and researchers, established a Center of Agricultural Biotechnology and co-founded a DAAD sponsored ‘International Center for Decent Work and Development' (ICDD), USAID funded Center of Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security, a French Learning Center and the Chinese Confucius Institute. He has organized numerous international conferences and established academic linkages across the continents. He has released a potato variety (PARS-70), pioneered research on breeding seedless Kinnow and discovered new botanical varieties of wheat. Dr. Khan initiated an internationally acclaimed program to solve a devastating problem called Witches’ Broom Disease of Lime in Oman. He is currently leading international projects to combat citrus greening disease and mango sudden death. He has published more than 270 articles, five books and several book chapters. Dr. Khan has a diplomatic skill to attract international partnerships and academic linkages (Afghanistan, Australia, South Korea, China, Germany, France, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Iran, India, Oman, Canada, UK and USA). He has managed collaborative research projects sponsored by national and international agencies. As Vice Chancellor, he has revamped UAF academic, research and outreach programs. He added new academic disciplines to narrow the knowledge gaps in microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, food and nutrition, climate change, engineering, rural development and education. UAF has achieved top ranks within the national system as well as in the QS and NTU rankings. Dr. Khan has a special knack for problem solving research. He has set up an Incubation Center for the commercialization of knowledge. Exhibitions and business plan competitions have been made biannual features. A range of new quality assurance mechanisms have been added and special initiatives are taken to narrow the gender gap. Dr. Khan is a Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences and member of several professional societies and associations. In recognition of his outstanding contributions in the area of Agriculture and Food Security he was decorated with a civil award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan and very recently with Ordre des Palmes Académiques (with the grade of Officer) by the French Government for his exceptional role as an educator.