1st Edition

Nanotechnology Applications in Agricultural and Bioprocess Engineering Farm to Table

    308 Pages 11 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    308 Pages 11 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume looks at new research and advances in the use of nanotechnology applications in agricultural and bioprocess engineering. The first section deals with the impact of nanotechnology in agricultural engineering, looking at the role of nanomaterials in plant growth and nutrition. It goes on to discuss specific methods and processes in the development of food products, nutraceuticals, and therapeutics. This includes nanotechnological methods for iron fortification of dairy food, for processing and preservation of meat and meat products, for selective targeting of cancer, and more. The book then discusses the role of nanotechnology in bioprocessing, such as for biofuel production, for wastewater treatment, and as enzymatic nanoparticles for fabrication processes.

    Part 1: Role of Nanotechnology in Agricultural Engineering 
    1. Role of Nanotechnology: Emerging Path from Soil to Fork 
    Lohith Kumar Dasarahalli-Huligowda, Gajanan Gundewadi, and Vijay S. Rakesh Reddy 
    2. Scope and Applications of Nanotechnology in Horticulture 
    Vijay S. Rakesh Reddy, Gajanan Gundewadi, and Lohith Kumar Dasarahalli-Huligowda 
    3. Role of Nanomaterials in Plant Growth and Nutrition 
    Brijesh Patil Muder Pakeerappa, Harshita Singh, and Harshvardhan Gowda Venkatachala 
    Part 2: Role of Nanotechnology in Food Products, Nutraceuticals, and Therapeutics 
    4. Nanoencapsulation Methods in Iron Fortification of Dairy Food Matrices 
    Amrita Poonia 
    5. Nanoparticles and Nano-Formulations for Food Applications 
    Nainsi Saxena, S. S. Shirkole, Sahely Saha, and B. Manjula 
    6. Nanotechnology in Processing and Preservation of Meat and Meat Products 
    Soumitra Banerjee, H. B. Muralidhara, and Preetam Sarkar 
    7. Horizons of Nanotechnology in Food Science 
    B. Manjula 
    8. Role of Nanotechnology in Selective Targeting of Cancer 
    Rahul Saini 
    Part 3: Role of Nanotechnology in Bioprocessing 
    9. Nanotechnology for Biofuel Production 
    Nikhil Kumar and Pawan Kumar 
    10. Fabrication and Applications of Enzyme Nanoparticles 
    Pawan Kumar and Nikhil Kumar 
    11. Technology of Carbon Nanotubes for Waste Water Treatment 
    Bharti Verma and Chandrajit Balomajumder 
    12. Nanoparticles Derived From Lignocellulosic Biomass 
    Ajay Kumar Chauhan 


    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus. He was proclaimed the “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his career of over 52 years, he has received many awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 100 books.

    Santosh K. Mishra, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dairy Microbiology at the College of Dairy Science and Technology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He has served in the dairy industry and is currently handling several projects for the Indian Department of Science and Technology, Indian Ministry of Food Processing Industries, and Indian University Grants Commission. Dr. Mishra has published research, reviews, and popular articles in national and international journals as well as several international edited books, book chapters, and teaching reviews in various training programs.

    Lohith Kumar Dasarahalli-Huligowda, PhD, has expertise in nanoemulsion design and formulation. He has worked at CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore, India. His current professional interests include the utilization of nanotechnology principles to develop delivery systems and biofuel properties enhancement. He has published scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored an edited book and many book chapters as well as review articles. He has published research papers and abstracts mainly on the emulsion-based delivery systems to protect flaxseed oil from the oxidation process.