Postharvest Nanotechnology for Fresh Horticultural Produce: Innovations and Applications (Innovations in Postharvest Technology) (Hardcover)

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Postharvest Nanotechnology for Fresh Horticultural Produce: Innovations and Applications (Innovations in Postharvest Technology) (Hardcover)

By Radhakrishnan E. K. (Editor), Ashitha Jose (Editor), Sunil Pareek (Editor)

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Food scarcity and insecurity is an alarming issue throughout the world. Postharvest loss due to both mechanical damage and microbial spoilage significantly influences the shelf life and hence the availability of agricultural produce. Once initiated, the microbial spoilage can make bulk quantity of a given agricultural product unacceptable for human consumption, and several methods have already been used to try to manage this. Considering the limited success of the available methods, there is increasing interest in exploring nanotechnological methods. These methods are being considered for both the development of various platforms for antimicrobial/barrier packaging applications that minimize the contact of agricultural produce with the external environment, and also for design sensors to ensure food safety and quality.

The impact of various nano-systems developed through material engineering on the shelf-life enhancement and storage of fresh horticultural produce will have revolutionary effects on post-harvest management in the coming years. Hence, Postharvest Nanotechnology for Fresh Horticultural Produce has been edited to advance understanding of material development, intelligent selection of nanomaterials to ensure the nontoxic nature, and future perspectives of nanotechnology on postharvest produce. This includes various types of nanoparticles exploited for the postharvest management, their mechanism of action, varied applications and material engineering, along with natural products including essential oils and plant bioactives, modelling of various tailor-made materials to meet the required properties of the packed food, advancements in the nanotechnological applications for the minimally processed food, and the toxicity concerns.

Key Features:

- Describes advances in nanotechnology for postharvest management

- Includes extensive details on the applications of material engineering for post-harvest applications using nanotechnology and future aspects

- Provides extensive data on the types of nanomaterials used and the fabrication methods employed for the design of tailor-made products for the post-harvest management

This book reviews the current scientific advancements and future prospects of the nanotechnological interventions in meeting the quality and quantity standards of the horticultural produce and minimally processed food and will be a valuable reference for beginners, researchers, subject experts, and industrialists.

Dr. Radhakrishnan E.K is currently working as Assistant Professor in School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Director of Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC) and as Joint Director of Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture (IUCOFSA), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.Ms. Ashitha Jose is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Biochemistry at School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. Her area of research is food packaging materials with incorporated nanoparticles. So far she has authored several book chapters of various publishing groups.Dr. Sunil Pareek is working as Associate Professor at NIFTEM, Kundli, Haryana. He is Head of the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and also Director (IQAC).
Product Details ISBN: 9780367675011
ISBN-10: 0367675013
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: December 29th, 2023
Pages: 461
Language: English
Series: Innovations in Postharvest Technology