Zinc-Based Nanostructures for Environmental and Agricultural Applications shows how zinc nanostructures are being used in agriculture, food and the environment. The book has been divided into two parts: Part I deals with the synthesis and characterization of zinc-based nanostructures such as biogenic, plant, microbial, and actinobacteria mediated synthesis of zinc nanoparticles, Part II is focused on agri-food applications such as antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, plant disease management, controlling post-harvest diseases, pesticide sensing and degradations, plant promotions, ZnO nanostructure for food packaging application, safe animal food and feed supplement, elimination of mycotoxins, and veterinary applications. Part III reviews technological developments in environmental applications such as risks and benefits for aquatic organisms and the marine environment, antiseptic activity and toxicity mechanisms, wastewater treatment, and zinc oxide-based nanomaterials for photocatalytic degradation of environmental and agricultural pollutants.
The book discusses various aspects, including the application of zinc-based nanostructures to enhance plant health and growth, the effect on soil microbial activity, antimicrobial mechanism, phytotoxicity and accumulation in plants, the possible impact of zinc-based nanostructures in the agricultural sector as nanofertilizer, enhancing crop productivity, and other possible antimicrobial mechanisms of ZnO nanomaterials.
- Explores the impact of a large variety of zinc-based nanostructures on agri-food and environment sectors
- Outlines how the properties of zinc-based nanostructures mean they are particularly efficient in environmental and agricultural application areas
- Assesses the major challenges of synthesizing and processing zinc-based nanostructured materials
1. Zinc-Based Nanostructures for Sustainable Applications in Agroecology: A note from the editor
Part I. Synthesis 2. Biogenic synthesis of Metal-Zinc Oxide Nanocomposites: Characterizations, Mechanisms, and?Applications 3. Plant-mediated biosynthesis, and characterization of zinc oxide nanoparticles 4. Microbe-mediated biosynthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles 5. Biogenic synthesis of zinc nanostructures: characterization and mechanisms 6. Green synthesis of Zn based catalysts
Part II. Agricultural applications 7. Applications of Zinc oxide nanoparticles as an antimicrobial agent in food packaging industry 8. Zinc Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Antifungal Activity and Mechanisms 9. Zinc oxide nanomaterials as an antimicrobial agent for food applications 10. ZnO-nanostructure-based pesticide sensor 11. Photocatalytic degradation kinetics of pesticide residues in environmental soils using zinc ferrite nanoparticles 12. Zinc Nanomaterials Applications in Agro-Ecosytems 13. Zinc Nanomaterials: A Safe Tool for Post-Harvest Diseases Management 14. Effects of Zinc-oxide Nanoparticles on Soil Microbial Community and Their Functionality 15. Zinc nanostructures in agriculture 16. Role of Zinc oxide nanoparticles in modify abiotic stress responses in plant 17. Zinc oxide nanoparticles: Physiological and molecular responses in plants 18. ZnO nanostructure for food packaging application 19. Zinc nanomaterials: a safe animal feed supplement 20. Zinc nanostructures as a solution for?mycotoxinogenic fungi,?detection and elimination of mycotoxins
Part III. Environmental applications 21. Impact of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Aquatic organisms: Risks and Benefits 22. Zinc Nanostructures: Toxicity, Safety and Regulation in Agroecosystems 23. Zinc Nanoparticles in Marine Environment: An Overview 24. ZnO based nanoparticles for Wastewater treatment: A review 25. Zinc Nanomaterials: toxicological effects and veterinary application 26. Zinc oxide-based nanomaterials for photocatalytic degradation?of environmental and agricultural pollutants 27. Bosafety, risk management and regulatory Aspects of Zinc Nanomaterials
Dr Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam is a Research Professor, specialising in molecular plant pathologist in the Agricultural Research Center at the Plant Pathology Research Institute, Egypt. His areas of research are plant pathogenic fungi, using a polyphasic approach based on multilocus phylogeny (gene-barcoding) and its correlation with polyphasic characters. His current research interests include developing, improving and deploying plant biosecurity diagnostic platforms and response tools, understanding and exploiting pathogen genomes and developing new nanotechnology-based platforms and materials.