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Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials. Micro and Nano Technologies

  • Book
  • March 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5458176

Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials is designed to cover different types of nanomaterials that have applications related to the environment, food and medicine. It is an important resource for materials scientists and bioengineers looking to learn more about the applications of nanomaterials for sustainable development applications. Nanoscale materials possess excellent properties that have been explored in the areas of biomedicals, food, agriculture, the environment, catalysis, sensing and energy storage. Examples of these new applications include smart and active food packaging, nanobiosensors, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, implant coatings, tissue engineering, delivery systems for food and pharmaceutical applications, and food safety.

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Table of Contents

Part I General Introduction
1. Introduction to nanomaterials
2. Nanomaterials synthesis and characterization strategies
3. Translation of nanomaterials
4. Nano-robots

Part II Food applications
5. Polysaccharide-based nanomaterials
6. Protein-based nanomaterials
7. Lipid-based nanostructures
8. Conjugated nanostructures
9. Nanostructures for improving food structure and functionality
10. Nanomaterials in improving microbial food safety
11. Nanomaterials in detection of food contaminants
12. Nanocomposites in food packaging
13. Nano delivery systems for food bioactives

Part III Medical applications
14. Nano-formulations in drug delivery
15. Nanomaterials in wound healing applications
16. Nanostructure based medical adhesives
17. Implant coatings
18. Nanoformulations for antitumor activity
19. Nanomaterials in anticancer treatment
20. Bionanocomposites in tissue engineering
21. Nanomaterials in biosensors for medical applications

Part IV Environmental applications
22. Nanomaterials based biosensors
23. Microbial nanoparticle synthesis and its applications
24. Nanomaterials in bioremediation
25. Nanomaterials in waste water treatment
26. Environmental impacts of nanomaterials

Authors

Veeriah Jegatheesan Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Water, Effect Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Veeriah Jegatheesan is Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Water:, Effect Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on the application of membrane bioreactors, sugar cane juiceclarification, sea water desalination and the treatment of mine tailing ponds. Nandika Bandara Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Food Proteins and Bioproducts at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Food Proteins and Bioproducts at the University of Manitoba, Canada. His research focuses on Integrating material science and nanotechnology for improving bioavailability and therapeutic efficacy. of bioactives and drugs using protein & lipid-based delivery systems. Preetam Sarkar Assistant Professor, Department of Food Process Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. Dr. Preetam Sarkar is an Assistant Professor of Food Sciences at the Department of Food Process Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Food Sciences from Purdue University, USA. The research at Dr. Sarkar's lab at NIT Rourkela focuses on the development of delivery vehicles such as emulsions, films and coatings, for the protection of bioactive compounds such as antimicrobial agents for food safety applications. He has published 30 articles in SCI journals, 10 book chapters, and co-edited 3 books. Angana Sarkar Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and MEdical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. Prof. Angana Sarkar pursued her graduation in Agricultural Engineering from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswasvidyalaya, West Bengal, India, followed by post-graduation in Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India 2008. Later, she completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Biotechnlogy from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Subsequently she joined National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India in the year 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology & Medical Engineering. Her research area is mainly focused on (i) Pollutant detection using biosensors, (ii) Groundwater bioremediation, (iii) Waste water (domestic and industrial) treatment (iv) Solid waste management by bio-refinery approach to produce environmental waste to value like bioethanol, pigment, biofertilizars etc. and (iv) Hydrocarbon and other organic pollutants degradation. Kunal Pal Professor-in-Charge, Medical Electronics and Instrumentation Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. Dr. Pal pursued his graduation in Pharmacy from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India in the year 2002, followed by post-graduation in Biomedical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in the year 2004. Later, he did his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in the year 2006. Subsequently, he joined Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada as a post-doctoral fellow in the year 2007. During his tenure at Ryerson University, he served as Vice-Chair (Elect), HQPA, AFMNet Network of Excellence, Canada. He joined the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India in the year 2009 as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently the Professor-in-Charge of Medical Electronics and Instrumentation Laboratory in the Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. His major research interests revolve around Biomedical Signal Processing and Biomedical Equipment Design. He is also working in the fields of soft materials and controlled drug delivery. He has published more than 100 publications in SCI cited journals of high repute, Book Chapters, Edited Books, and papers in peer-reviewed conferences. He is a very well-cited researcher having more than 2500 citations.