1st Edition

Green Chemistry in Agriculture and Food Production

Edited By Vinay Kumar, Kleopatra Tsatsaragkou, Nilofar Asim Copyright 2023
    324 Pages 8 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    324 Pages 8 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Green chemistry is a vital subject playing a key role in environmental sustainability. Despite its importance, very little has been explored in the past years. This book is a comprehensive compilation of the methods, techniques and strategies used in green chemistry. The book highlights some critical aspects of green chemistry related to agriculture and food production. It has been put together for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. Each chapter has been cited with new and updated research discoveries to help the postgraduate, and doctorate students and researchers. I hope the presented book will be an important tool for students and researchers.

    1. Natural Product Chemistry in Agriculture

    Divya Utreja, Komalpreet Kaur, N.K. Dhillon, Anupam and Sarbjit Singh

    2. Green Technologies for Crop-Pest Control

    Deepika Kumari, Lucky Duhan, Raman Manoharlal, G.V.S. Sai Prasad, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah and Ritu Pasrija

    3. Green Fertilizer Technologies in Agriculture

    Mohamed Abdelsattar, Vinay Kumar and Mohamed A. Abdelwahed

    4. Green Chemistry in Organic Farming

    Goutam B. Hosamani, S.S. Chandrashekhar, Pooja C.A. and Sivarama Krishna Lakkaboyana

    5. Ecosafe Farming with Microbes

    Ali Samy Abdelaal, Abeer Mohamed Mosalam, Sameh H. Youseif and Amal Samy Abdelaal

    6. Marine Algae as Green Agriculture

    Simranjeet Singh, Vijay Kumar, Shivika Datta, Satyender Singh, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal, Noyonika Kaul, Praveen C. Ramamurthy and Joginder Singh

    7. Recovery of Value-Added Products and Biological Conversion of Coffee and Citrus Processing Waste Using Green Technologies

    Erminta Tsouko, Sofia Maina, Maria Alexandri, Harris Papapostolou and Apostolis Koutinas

    8. Green Technologies in Food Processing

    Sofia Chanioti, Paraskevi Siamandoura and Constantina Tzia

    9. Food Chain and Green Chemistry

    Pritha Chakraborty, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah and Sivarama Krishna Lakkaboyana

    10. Green Technologies for Reduction of Toxins in Food Production and Processing

    Neha Kumari, Ankit Srivastava and Saurabh Bansal

    11. Green Technologies for Food Analysis

    Ana Paula Rebellato, Joyce Grazielle Siqueira Silva, Elem Tamirys dos Santos Caramês, José Luan da Paixão Teixeira and Juliana Azevedo Lima Pallone

    12. Green Methods for Agrochemical Residues Analysis in Agriculture

    Elem Tamirys dos Santos Caramês, Ana Paula Rebellato, Joyce Grazielle Siqueira Silva, José Luan da Paixão Teixeira and Juliana Azevedo Lima Pallone

    13. Functional Food Ingredients Production Using Green Technologies

    Kleopatra Tsatsaragkou, Paraskevi Paximada, Styliani Protonotariou and Olga Kaltsa

    14. Foodomics and Green Analytical Technologies

    Ruchi Khare, Mohammad Yasir, Alok Kumar Shukla, Sivarama Krishna Lakkaboyana and Rahul Shrivastava


    Dr. Vinay Kumar completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has received prestigious awards including CSIR-JRF, DBT-JRF, CSIR-NET, GATE, and ICAR-NET. In addition, he completed a research grant from SERB as Principal Investigator at IIT Roorkee. He worked in various countries as a postdoctoral fellow. He has more than twelve years of research experience working on environmental engineering, nanobiotechnology and nanotoxicology. He has published several outstanding research papers in prestigious journals. Moreover, he has research collaboration with prominent scientists from Finland, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Switzerland, Chile, Brazil, Ireland, Greece, etc. Currently, he is working as Professor at the Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, India.

    Dr. Kleopatra Tsatsaragkou is a Chemical Engineer who graduated from the National Technical University of Athens. She holds a Ph.D. in Food Engineering Lab at Agricultural University of Athens, focused on Physical Properties of Foods. She has worked as a Research Engineer at the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading. Currently, she works as a Chemical Engineer at the Oil and Gas Industry.

    Dr. Nilofar Asim obtained her BSc in Applied Chemistry (1995) and MSc in Inorganic Chemistry (1999) from Tehran University, and her Ph.D. in Materials Science (2008) from the National University of Malaysia. She is presently working as an Associate Professor at the Solar Energy Research Institute, a center of excellence for the research and development of solar energy technology, National University of Malaysia (UKM). She has been involved in the field of materials science for more than 24 years. Her main research interests fall into the fields of circular economy, especially in the areas of recycling and sustainable manufacturing including the development of new products, new fabrication routes, and enhancement of existing products. She is experienced in the valorisation of different agricultural and industrial waste materials for fabrication of value-added materials with various applications such as adsorbents for decontamination and desiccant materials, the synthesis of various metal oxides and metal oxide nanocomposites to be utilized in solar cells, renewable system technologies, catalysts, and depollution as well as Design & synthesis of functional geopolymers for cooling systems as well as depollution. As a material scientist, her focus expands to set on the synthesis of various types of functional, advanced, and environmentally sustainable materials from varieties of resources for different applications. Considering various environmental issues, her focus was on applying the green chemistry concept to overcome these issues as much as possible by utilizing various agricultural and industrial wastes as resource materials. She has published more than 120 research papers in journals, conferences, and book chapters.