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Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences

Magnetic Nanostructures

Environmental and Agricultural Applications

Editors: Abd-Elsalam, Kamel, Mohamed, Mohamed A., Prasad, Ram (Eds.)

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  • A useful tool for researchers involved in plant pathology and integrated pest managementA discussion of nanostructure materials, plant interaction, and nanostructure materials potential and utilityA  description of the role of nanomaterials to agriculture and food security, with environmental and agricultural protection concerns highlighted

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Recently, magnetic nanostructures have gained a remarkable interest for basic research and applied studies. Because of their low cost and ease of manufacture and modification, they have great potential for agricultural and environmental applications. The use of magnetic nanostructures has been proven in a wide range of fields including catalysis, biotechnology, biomedicine, magnetic resonance imaging, agriculture, biosensors, and removal of environmental pollutants, among others.  

This book includes 16 chapters of collected knowledge, discoveries, and applications in agriculture, soil remediation, and water treatment. It describes the role of nano-agriculture with regard to food security and discusses environmental and agricultural protection concerns. It further offers potential applications of magnetic nanomaterials in the agriculture and food sectors, such as the development of sensors, environment monitoring for wastewater treatment and the remediation of contaminated soils. Increasing crop yield through the use of nanopesticides or nanofertilizers and biosecurity using sensors for detecting pathogens along the entire food chain are discussed as well. 

This book also brings together various sources of expertise on different aspects magnetic nanostructure application in the agri-food sector and environment remediation. Magnetic nanostructures also have great potential in biotechnological processes, as they can be utilized as a carrier for enzymes during different biocatalytic transformations. Novel magnetic nanomaterials can be used for detection and separation of pesticides from environmental and biological samples. The excellent adsorption capacity of the modified magnetic nanoadsorbents together with other advantages such as reusability, easy separation, environmentally friendly composition, and freedom of interferences of alkaline earth metal ions make them suitable adsorbents for removal of heavy metal ions from environmental and industrial wastes. One of the most important environmental applications of magnetic nanostructures has been in the treatment of water, whether in the remediation of groundwater or through the magnetic separation and/or sensing of contaminants present in various aqueous systems. 

 The integrated combination of these 16 chapters, written by experts with considerable experience in their area of research, provides a comprehensive overview on the synthesis, characterization, application, environmental processing, and agriculture of engineered magnetic nanostructures. Its comprehensive coverage discusses how nanostructure materials interact in plants as well as their potential and useful applications.

About the authors

Kamel Abd-Elsalam, Ph.D. is a head researcher at Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt. Dr. Kamel’s research interests include developing, improving and deploying plant biosecurity diagnostic tools, understanding and exploiting fungal pathogen genomes and developing eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for controlling toxicogenic fungi and plant diseases. He has published 8 book chapters, 2 books, 1 translated book and more than 120 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals including Fungal Diversity, Fungal Biology, FEMS Review Microbiology, PLOS One and PLOS Genetics. Dr. Kamel has also served as molecular mycologist for 5 years in the Department Botany and Microbiology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He received the Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils Prize for distinguished scientific research in biotechnology (fungal genomics) during 2014 (first ranking). Dr. Kamel has pursued his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel (Germany) and Suez Canal University (Egypt) and was awarded postdoctoral fellowship from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel in 2008. Dr. Kamel served as Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand; Institute of Microbiology, TUM, Germany; Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; and Plant Protection Department, Sassari University, Italy.
Mohamed A. Mohamed, Ph.D. is currently a researcher at Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Egypt. He was granted a scholarship to study his Ph.D. at Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP), University Politecnica of Valencia (CSIC-UPV) Department of biotechnology, Spain. He studied nanoscience at the Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC), Universitat Politecnica de Valenciahe . Dr. Mohamed then extended his Ph.D. research work to study at the School of Chemistry, Metropolitan Manchester University (United Kingdom). His research interests include molecular-nanotechnology and gene delivery using smart nano-delivery systems to fight microbial plant pathogens. He successfully constructed an ultra-sensitive nanosensor microbial detection device. Dr. Mohamed has many international publications to his credit, including high impact research papers, book chapters and one issued patent. Dr. Mohamed has been awarded “The Award of Excellence” for the year 2015 in “Innovative nanotechnology” by the Universitat Politecnica of Valencia (UPV), Spain.
Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. His research interests include plant-microbe interactions, sustainable agriculture, and microbial nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than a hundred publications to his credit, including research papers, book chapters, five patents issued or pending, and several edited or authored books. Dr. Prasad has 11 years of teaching experience and has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) and Prof. J. S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications, the FSAB fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology, the Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of microbiology by Venus International Foundation, and the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators (USA, 2014). In 2014–2015, Dr. Prasad served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Nanoparticles: Magnetism and Applications

    Pages 1-12

    Mohamed, Abd El-Moez A. (et al.)

  • Bio-Based Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Applications

    Pages 13-31

    Iravani, Siavash

  • Plant-Mediated Synthesis, Applications, and Challenges of Magnetic Nanostructures

    Pages 33-47

    Dubey, Prachee (et al.)

  • Microbially Synthesized Biomagnetic Nanomaterials

    Pages 49-75

    Ramadan, Mohamed M. (et al.)

  • Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology for Environmental Remediation

    Pages 77-93

    Mohamed, Elham F. (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16438-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnetic Nanostructures
Book Subtitle
Environmental and Agricultural Applications
Editors
  • Kamel Abd-Elsalam
  • Mohamed A. Mohamed
  • Ram Prasad
Series Title
Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16439-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16439-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16438-6
Series ISSN
2523-8027
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 329
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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