1st Edition

Graphene-Based Nanomaterials Application in Food, Agriculture and Healthcare

    354 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book presents a comprehensive overview of the historical, current, and prospective application realms of nanobiotechnological research pertaining to graphene, a carbon-based nanomaterial, and its diverse forms in the fields of food and agriculture, as well as health sciences and technology. Young nanotechnologists and businesses will have access to nanobioanalytical methods. Given the present circumstances, it is crucial to underscore the potential ramifications that diverse forms of graphene nanomaterials could have on the food sector, agricultural methodologies, and healthcare. This book presents an analysis of the potential advantages of graphene-based nanomaterials over traditional materials in the food, agriculture, and health care sectors.

    This book employs case studies, academic and theoretical literature, technology transfer, innovation, economics, and policy management to underscore the intricate issues associated with graphene nanomaterials. The pioneering text Graphene-Based Nanomaterials: Application in Food, Agriculture, and Healthcare has the potential to serve as a valuable resource for interdisciplinary researchers, academics, practitioners, policymakers, and professionals operating within the fields of science, technology, engineering, innovation, management, and economics.


    ·        Discusses the different aspects of graphene as a two-dimensional material and its underlying unique physicochemical properties, synthesis methods, and protocols.

    ·        Considers the implications of graphene in the food sciences and its different spoilage detection mechanisms have been encompassed in the book.

    ·        Explores graphene nanomaterials' medical and biomedical uses. With examples, the unique and tailor-made material's uses and prospects in health sciences, pharmaceutics, and biomedical research are highlighted.

    ·        Elaborates on graphene's applications in agriculture and briefs the potential of biocompatible planar conductive nanoscale materials to boost agri-product production, crop development, and crop-infection surveillance.





    SECTION I: Graphene Nanoscale Materials: Design, Fabrication, Utility, and Unique Properties

    Chapter 1: Introduction to the Graphene-Based Nanomaterials and Its Unique Physicochemical and Electrochemical Properties

    Arumugam Murugan, et al.

    Chapter 2: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Graphene-Based Nanomaterials From a Nanobiotechnological Perspective

    B. Jebasingh, et al.

    Chapter 3: Fabricating and Designing Graphene-Based Nanomaterials Using Different Current ‘Top-Down’ and ‘Bottom-Up’ Techniques

    Rajamouli Boddula, et al.

    Chapter 4: Graphene-Based Nanomaterials as Biomaterials in Stem Cell Differentiation, Tissue Regeneration and Cell Growth Studies

    P. Periasamy, et al.

    SECTION II: Role of Graphene-Based Nanomaterials in Food and Agricultural Biotechnology

    Chapter 5: Assessment of the Role of Graphene’s Impact on Food Biotechnology

    Revathi Nandhakumar, et al.

    Chapter 6: Effect of Graphene-Based Nanomaterials in Agri-Biotechnology

    Chockaiyan Usha, et al.

    Chapter 7: Decorated/Doped Graphene Nanomaterials in Augmentation of Food Safety and Quality Employing Recent Trends

    S. Keerthana, A. Rajapriya and N. Ponpandian

    Chapter 8: Role of Nanocomposites Using Graphene-Based Materials for Food/Toxin-Sensing Applications in Agriculture

    Amra Bratovcic

    Chapter 9: Application of Green Graphene-Based Nanomaterials in Agri-Biotechnological Sensors for Surveillance and Prevention of Agricultural Productivity

    P. Periasamy, et al.

    Chapter 10: Nanoencapsulation, Nano-Based Formulations of Graphene-Based Materials
    for Plant Growth Fertilizers and Nutrient Enhancers

    Seemantini Nadiger, et al

    Chapter 11: Role and Application of Graphene Nanomaterial in Crop Improvement and the Enhancement of Productivity of Crops

    Niraj Singh and Pranjal Pratim Das

    SECTION III: Graphene-Based Nanomaterials in Health Care Applications

    Chapter 12: Graphene-Based Nanocomposites for Drug Delivery Applications

    Hitesh Chopra, et al.

    Chapter 13: Graphene-Based Nanomaterials in Myriad Bio-Imaging Applications In Vitro and In Vivo Studies

    Dinesh Kumar L and Abdul Azeez N

    Chapter 14: Recent Nanotechnological Advancement of Graphene-Based Nanomaterials in Gene Delivery and Protein Delivery

    Asma Musfira Shabbirahmed, et al.

    Chapter 15:  Role of Metal/Metal Oxide–Decorated and –Doped Graphene Nanosheets for
    Biomedical Applications

    Chitra S and Nibin K Mathew

    Chapter 16: Role of Nanocomposites Based on the Graphene/Biopolymer Interface in Health Care Applications

    B. Jebasingh, et al.

    Chapter 17: Graphene-Based Nanomaterials as Molecular Disease Theragnostic Applications

    Chittaranjan Baruah, et al.

    Chapter 18: Interfacing Graphene-Based Materials With Neural Cells/Brain Transplants for Neuronal Applications in Health Care

    Deena Santhana Raj

    SECTION IV:  Nano-Devices/Biosensors in Food, Agriculture, and Health Care with Computational Approaches

    Chapter 19: Graphene Nanomaterial–Based Sensors and Their Use in Food Industry, Safety and Packaging

    Pinky Deka, et al.

    Chapter 20: Recent Advances in Ultra-Sensitive Biosensor Fabrication for Agricultural Pest Detection and Its Future Perspectives

    Lokesh Prabakaran, et al.

    Chapter 21: Graphene-Based Sensors for Health Monitoring and Diagnosis Using Lab-On-Chip and Advanced Computational Approaches

    Nageshwari Raja, et al.

    Chapter 22: Emerging Graphene-Based Nanomaterials as DNA Biosensor(s) Using Lab-On-Chip, Computational Approaches, and Robotics

    Britlin Deva Jebasta N, et al.

    Section V: Toxicity Assessment of Graphene and Its Different Forms (Safety and Health Evaluation)

    Chapter 23:  Evaluating the Safety Concentration of Graphene-Based Nanomaterials on Soil Microbial Diversity, Microflora, and Microfauna Pertaining to Improved Crop and Agricultural Practices

    Rajamouli Boddula and Jyoti Singh



    Yugal Kishore Mohanta presently works as an assistant professor and group leader of Nano-biotehnology and Translational Knowledge Laboratory at the Department of Applied Biology, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya, Ri-Bhoi, India. He earned a BS, an MS, and a PhD at North Orissa University, Odisha, India, and a postdoctorate at University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman.

    Kunal Biswas currently works as an assistant professor (research) at the Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, International Research Centre, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University), Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai, India. He received his PhD from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal, India, and his master’s degree in nanoscience and technology from Tezpur Central University, Assam, India.

    Saravanan Muthupandian presently works as a professor in the AMR and Nanotherapeutics Lab, Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Chennai, India. He has over 21 years of teaching and research experience, and he is ranked in the top 2% of scientists worldwide by Stanford University in 2021 and 2022.

    Saurov Mahanta works for the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Guwahati, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India. He received his master’s in molecular biology and biotechnology from Tezpur Central University, Assam, India and his PhD from Gauhati University, Assam, India.