Nanotechnology-based approaches for rapid detection of chemical and biological contaminants in foods

M. Lin,     University of Missouri, USA


Nanotechnology is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving fields in agriculture and food science. The use of nanoscale materials in sensing and detection applications is growing rapidly, providing an alternative approach to traditional techniques for detection of chemical and biological contaminants in foods, beverages and other products. This chapter provides an overview of recent progress relating to the use of nanotechnology-based novel techniques in detection of food contaminants. It summarizes several classes of nanotechnology-based analytical techniques, including surface-enhanced ...

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