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This book gives a complete overview of current developments on the green synthesis and extraction of nano-emulsions for numerous uses in food, agriculture, biomedical, and cosmetics sectors. In the food and agriculture section, the book demonstrates the use of nano-emulsions to deliver nutraceuticals, coloring, and flavoring agents, in the development of biodegradable coating, improving the quality of packing films and enhancing the shelf life and nutritional value of foods. It also shows that nano-emulsions are very good for pesticides formulation where it enhances the solubility of poorly water-soluble pesticides, resulting in increased pesticide bioactivity compared to conventional pesticides. In the biomedicine applications section, the chapters show that nano-emulsion can dissolve hydrophobic drugs and is used as a drug delivery system for many cancers treatment such as lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, liver, and gastric cancer. Also, nano-emulsions are an excellent candidate for encapsulating drugs or imaging probes for targeted delivery and immunotherapy. This book caters to scientists, researchers, and students interested in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, environmental science, plant science, agriculture, chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacognosy, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemistry, and many other interdisciplinary subjects.
Azamal Husen served as Professor & Head, Department of Biology, University of Gondar, Ethiopia and is a Foreign Delegate at Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia. He was also a Visiting Faculty member of the Forest Research Institute, and the Doon College of Agriculture and Forest at Dehra Dun, India. He specializes in biogenic nanomaterial fabrication and application, plant responses to environmental stresses and nanomaterials at the physiological, biochemical, and molecular levels, herbal medicine, and clonal propagation for improvement of tree species, and has published over 200 research articles. He is contributed to R&D projects of World Bank, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, etc. He is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Plant Physiology and a series editor of Exploring Medicinal Plants (Taylor & Francis Group, United States); Plant Biology, Sustainability, and Climate Change (Elsevier, United States); and Smart Nanomaterials Technology (Springer Nature, Singapore). Rakesh Kumar Bachheti graduated from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Garhwal, India, in 1996. He completed his M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Garhwal, India, in 1998. He had undergone a one-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, in 2001. He obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Kumaun University, Nainital, India, in 2007. He is presently working as an associate professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Industrial Chemistry at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) of Ethiopia, where he teaches Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate students. Before joining AASTU, Rakesh was working as the dean project (assistant) at Graphic Era University (A grade university by NACC) in Dehradun, India. Rakesh also presented papers at various international (Malaysia, Thailand, and India) and national conferences. Archana Bachheti did B.Sc. in 1997 and M.Sc. in 1999 from HNB Garhwal University. She received her Ph.D. from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India, in 2006. She has carried out research projects and consultancy work in the areas of ecorestoration/ development of wasteland, physico-chemical properties of Jatropha curcus seed oil and their relation with altitudinal variation, and has been a consultant ecologist to a project funded by a government agency. Dr. Joshi is currently a professor at Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India. She has also served in many capacities in academia within India and provided expertise internationally for more than 15 years. She taught ecology and environment, environmental science, freshwater ecology, disaster management, and bryophytes and pteridophytes.