1st Edition

Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Food Management

    440 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Among the most novel and ever-growing approaches to improving the food industry is nanobiotechnology. In this book, the prospective role of nanobiotechnology in food which includes quality control and safety through nanosensors and biosensors, targeted delivery of nutrients, controlled release of nutrients, proteins, antioxidants, and flavors through encapsulation and enzymatic reactions for food fortification of fat-soluble compounds is discussed. Along the chapters of this book, nanobiotechnological techniques are addressed in detail with specific emphasis on food science applications.


    • Discusses nanobiotechnology in food for quality control and safety.
    • Covers food processing and packaging to food safety.
    • Explores the positive role of nanomaterials towards the sustainability of the food.
    • Provides efficient, real and sustainable solutions to pertinent global problems.
    • Includes case studies and research directions of the nanobiotechnology. 

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in nanotechnology, and food engineering.



    Chapter 1. Nanobiotechnology in Food Science

    Jamil A. Buledi, Arfana Mallah, Amber R. Solangi and Sidra Amin

     Chapter 2. Analysis of Macronutrients in Food

    Iqra Zubair Awan

    Chapter 3. Analysis of metal content in food: application of nanotechnology

    Christopher Chiedozie Obi, Chukwunonso Onyeka Aniagor, Matthew Ndubuisi Abonyi, Henry Chukwuka Oyeoka and Martin Emeka Ibenta

     Chapter 4. Analysis of pesticides

    Nuran Gokdere, Ummugulsum Polat and Ismail Murat Palabiyik

    Chapter 5.   Analysis of Organic Contaminants

    Shazia Chohan, Sanam Iram Soomro, Najma Memon and Hüseyin  Kara

    Chapter 6. Analysis of Inorganic ions

    Jamil A. Buledi, Amber R. Solangi, Muhammad Nawaz and Ali Hyder

    Chapter 7. Nanofertilizers and Nanopesticides for Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Environmental Quality

    Nadir H. Khand, Bindia Junejo, Amber R. Solangi, Tariq Aziz and Zia-ul-Hassan

    Chapter 8. Post-Harvest Management of Food Crops and Agro-waste Utilization in A Developing Economy

    Matthew N. Abonyi, Chukwunonso O. Aniagor, Christopher C. Obi and Emmanuel C. Nwadike

    Chapter 9. Water as Food: Remediation, Decontamination, and Purification

    Adenike A. Akinsemolu and Helen Onyeaka

    Chapter 10. Nanotechnology in Food Processing

    Ahmed Raza Sidhu, Sarfaraz Ahmed Mahesar, Zahid Hussain Laghari, Hadia Shoaib and  Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi

    Chapter 11. Nanotechnology in Food Packaging

    Jamil A. Buledi, Arfana Mallah, Ali Hyder and Hassan Karimi Maleh

    Chapter 12. Nanotechnology principles for the detection of foodborne bacterial pathogens and toxins

    Mauricio Redondo-Solano

    Chapter 13. Nanotechnology in the detection of food contaminants

    Madeeha Batool, Hafiz Muhammad Junaid and Amber Rehana Solangi

    Chapter 14. Nanotechnology approaches in food adulterant and spoilage detection

    Mehrunnisa Tanzil and Huma Shaikh

    Chapter 15. Nanosensors applied within the food industry: The Role of Volatile Organic Compounds Sensing

    Gabriela Flores-Rangel; Lorena Díaz de León-Martínez; Boris Mizaikoff and José Alejandro Roque-Jiménez

    Chapter 16. Safety issues and regulatory challenges of nanoproducts in food

    Fabio Granados-Chinchilla, Eduardo Alberto López Maldonado and  Amber R. Solangi

    Chapter 17. Environmental Impact of Nanoparticles

    Hani Nasser Abdelhamid


    Eduardo López-Maldonado has a BSc. in Chemical Engineering (2009) and a PhD. in Chemical Sciences (2012) from the National Technological Institute of Mexico-Tijuana, Center for Graduates and Research in Chemistry. Dr. López Maldonado, in 2013, received the opportunity to join the staff of researchers at the Center for Research and Technological Development in Electrochemistry (CIDETEQ) S.C., Tijuana Branch. There he began his career as a researcher and was responsible for projects focused on obtaining natural biopolymers and their properties as coagulating, flocculating and chelating agents. He has specialized in carrying out basic and applied science research projects with industries in the region and at the national level. He is a member of the National System of Level I Researchers. He has extensive experience as a facilitator of the Environmental Leadership Program for Competitiveness (PLAC), by SEMARNAT and PROFEPA. Dr. López has participated in national and international conferences in the form of oral presentations and posters, in the area of Polymer Chemistry, Development of innovative processes, Environment and Nanotechnology. To date, Dr. Eduardo is working as a full-time professor-researcher at the Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Engineering of the Autonomous University of Baja California, on the Biopolyelectrolyte Engineering Research line.

    Ambar Solangi is Professor at National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh,Jamshoro – Pakistan, since 22 Feb 2017 to date. He was an Associate Professor at National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro – Pakistan, since 26th March 2012 to 22 Feb 2017. His research areas are Separation and determination of drugs/organic compounds using capillary electrophoresis, Adsorption/removal studies of various environmental pollutants for the treatment of contaminated water, Synthesis of nano materials/nano composites and their applications as sensors and biocatalysts.

    Fabio Granados-Chinchilla is currently affiliated to Science and Technology National Research Centre, Universidad de Costa Rica as an Application chemist and researcher. His research areas include Mycotoxin and Antibiotic analysis and Feed nutritional and quality analysis. He has over 12 years of experience in food analysis including safety quality, natural products, liquid and gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.