Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture
Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology, Biofertilizers, Wastewater, and Farm Machines

Editor: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture

In production
Pub Date: January 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886147
E-Book ISBN: 9781315165264
Pages: Approx 435p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Notes: 41 color and 71 b/w illustrations

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture: Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology, Biofertilizers, Wastewater, and Farm Machines explores and introduces the use of nanotechnology, biofertilizers, and design of farm machines in agriculture. The contributions are from India, Africa and the USA, the chapters emphasize sustainable solutions for the enhancement of agriculture processes. The volume provides a wealth of information on new and emerging issues in this interdisciplinary field.

The book is divided into several sections:

  • Potential Applications of Nanotechnology in Biological Systems
  • Emerging Issues, Challenges and Specific Examples of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Biological Systems
  • Potential of Nano- and Bio- fertilizers in Sustainable Agriculture
  • Emerging Focus Areas in Biological Systems
  • Performance of Farm Machines for Sustainable Agriculture
The information provided here will be valuable to government agricultural professionals, scientists, researchers, farmers, and faculty and students all over the world.

Key features:
  • Connects interdisciplinary research areas
  • Removes the gap between research and application in the field
  • Provides the recent and relevant information on important issues in sustainable biological systems for agricultural enhancement
  • Provides specific examples of the use of nanotechnology

CONTENTS:
Preface

PART I: POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
1. Applications of Nanotechnology in Agriculture: A Review: Concepts, Aspects, Prospects, and Constraints
Saurabhh Jain, Ashwani Kumar, Tejpal Dhewa, Surbhi Panwar, and Rita S. Majumdar

2. Nanotechnology Applications in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Deepika Choudhary and Sudesh Kumar

3. Potential of Nanotechnology in Dairy Processing: A Review
Lohith Kumar DH and Preetam Sarkar

PART II: EMERGING ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
4. Plant-Nanoparticles (NP) Interactions: A Review: Insights into Developmental, Physiological and Molecular Aspects of NP Phytotoxicity
Shweta Jha

5. Extracellular and Intracellular Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
Prasanna Subramanian and Kirubanandan Shanmugam

6. Biosensors: Potential Tool for Detection of Microbial Contaminants for Food Safety
Anurag Jyoti and Rajesh Singh Tomar

7. Modeling and Fermentatation Aspects of Pullulan Production from Jaggery
G. V. S. Rama Krishna

8. Antibiotic Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus: A Review
Divya Lakshminarayanan, Jessen George, and Suriyanarayanan Sarvajayakesavalu

PART III: POTENTIAL OF NANO- AND BIO- FERTILIZERS IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
9. Role of Nanofertilizers in Sustainable Agriculture
Arti Goel

10. Role of Seaweed and Water Hyacinth Biofertilizers: Quality and Production of Okra
Savan D. Fasara, Sonal V. Panara, Chhaya R. Kasundra, Prashant D. Kunjadia, Gaurav V. Sanghvi, Bhavesh D. Kevadiya, and Gaurav S. Dave

11. Role of Seaweed and Water Hyacinth Biofertilizers: Quality and Production of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)
Bhumika P. Chadamiya, Hetal J. Chadamiya, Vaishali D. Patel, Gaurav V. Sanghvi, Prashant D. Kunjadia, Devendra Vaishnav, and Gaurav S. Dave

PART IV: EMERGING FOCUS AREAS IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
12. Fishpond Wastewater: The Potential Irrigation Source
Lala I. P. Ray, B. C. Mal, S. Moulick, and P. K. Panigrahi

13. Urban Wastewater Treatment Systems: Assessment of Removal Efficiency Based on Microbial Pathogens: A Case Study in Mysore, India
Jessen George, Divya Lakshminarayanan, Severeni Ashili, and Suriyanarayanan Sarvajayakesavalu

14. Phytochemical Screening, Formulation, and Evaluation of Polyherbal Ointment Containing Mimosa Pudica and Samadera Indica
P. H. Rajasree, Jessen George, and B. Krishna Prasad

15. Bioinformatic Advancements in Post Translational Modifications (PTMs): An Experimental Approach
Saurabhh Jain, Surbhi Panwar, Ashwani Kumar, and Tejpal Dhewa

16. Approximating the Quadratic Programming Problem
Elias Munapo

PART V: PERFORMANCE OF FARM MACHINES FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
17. Citrus Fruit Harvester
Mrudulata Deshmukh and S. K. Thakare

18. Rotary Harvesting Mechanism: Sorghum
Mrudulata Deshmukh and S. K. Thakare

19. Performance of Stationary Power Cutter: Sugarcane Sets and Sorghum
S. K. Thakare and Mrudulata Deshmukh

20. Tractor Three-Point Linkage System: Computer-Aided Design and Simulation Analysis
Thaneswer Patel, P. K. Pranav, Nikhil Kumar, and Shyamtanu Chaudhuri

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Senior Acquisitions Editor, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Science, Apple Academic Press, Inc.

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 University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief in Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering in 1986 from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. On September 16, 2005, he was proclaimed as “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 professional career of 45 years, he has received many prestigious awards, including being recognized as one of the experts “who rendered meritorious service for the development of [the] irrigation sector in India” by the Water Technology Centre of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore, India. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and textbooks and has edited over 25 books. He received his BSc degree in engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India; his MSc and PhD degrees from Ohio State University, Columbus; and his Master of Divinity degree from Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, USA.




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