Biocoating for Fertilizer Industry (Springerbriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology) (Paperback)
This book presents the advancement of coating materials technology especially in agriculture, particularly for fertilizers. Fertilizers are a critical component in meeting rising demands and ensuring global food security. A new generation of fertilizers made by coating granules with biopolymers address these issues. Coating in agriculture is an important area in research for a more sustainable future. Many examples and instances from existing research and related research gaps are discussed. It includes applications of composites as fertilizer's coating, advantages and disadvantages of fertilizer coating from composites, applications of bacteria in composite, applications of bacteria in fertilizer industry as well as the common techniques of coating fertilizers with drying process.
Dr Husnul Azan is an Associate Professor in the Division of Bioprocess, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained his Ph.D (Chemical and Biological Engineering) from Swansea University, United Kingdom, Master of Environmental Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia and Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn. He is also a registered environmental engineer under Board Engineer Malaysia, Member of Society Biological Engineering, United Kingdom and Member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES). His research interests are agriculture bioprocess, biological treatment and production of materials from waste by biological process Dr. Charles Ng Wai Chun graduated with a Bachelor of Technology (Bioprocess Technology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2019 and obtained his PhD in the field of Agricultural Bioprocess Technology in 2022. He is currently working as a research officer in the Bioprocess Engineering Technology Division, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research interest includes Biocoating (Microbial Composite), Agricultural Bioprocess Technology, Bionanotechnology, Industrial Microbiology, Fermentation Technology, Bioreactor Operation, Waste Treatment (Waste to Wealth), Probiotics for animals and still on his way to explore more.