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Advanced Materials as Nanoparticles

Some biopolymers like chitosan binds metal ions through different mechanisms such as ion exchange, chelation or formation of ternary complex in metals. These interactions chitosan/metal ions can be used for environmental applications, for antimicrobial products and sensors, allowing the development of new applications in agrobio nanotechnology.

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Antimicrobial Effect of Nanoparticles

Diverse type of nanoparticles such as ZnO, Copper, Iron, etc., are essential micronutrient incorporated into many proteins and metalloenzymes, and plays a significant role in the health and nutrition of plants. Also, due to antibacterial and antifungal activity activity copper and silver nanoparticles are finding new applications in agriculture, healthcare and industry.

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Bio Nanotechnology

This term generally refers to the study of how the goals of nanotechnology can be guided by studying how biological "machines" work and adapting these biological motifs into improving existing nanotechnologies or creating new ones. This technical approach to biology allows scientists to imagine and create systems that can be used for nanobiological research.


Environmental Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials

With the increased presence of nanomaterials in commercial products, a growing public debate is emerging on whether the environmental and social costs of nanotechnology outweigh its many benefits. To date, few studies have investigated the toxicological and environmental effects of direct and indirect exposure to nanomaterials and no clear guidelines exist to quantify these effects.

Green and Sustainable Technologies for Nanoparticles Synthesis

Biological methods using microorganisms, enzymes, and plant or plant extracts. Also seem to be well positioned to address the challenge of preparing nanoparticles. Recently various biological procedures have been developed for the production of metal nanoparticles due to their imperative advantages over chemical and physical methods. Besides being sustainable, biological procedure is able to produce large quantities of nanoparticles accompanied with lower costs compared to the other methods.

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Nanomaterials as Nanofertilizers

Development and application of new types of fertilizers using innovative nanotechnology are one of the potentially effective options of significantly enhancing the global agricultural productions needed to meet the future demands of the growing population. Indeed, the review of available literature indicates that some engineered nanomaterials can enhance plant-growth in certain concentration ranges and could be used as nanofertilizers in agriculture to increase agronomic yields of crops and/or minimize environmental pollution.


Nanomaterials as Nanopesticides

Research into nanotechnology applications for use in agriculture has become increasingly popular over the past decade, with a particular interest in developing novel nanoagrochemicals in the form of so-called “nanopesticides”. Due to their direct application in the environment, nanoagrochemicals may be regarded as particularly critical in terms of possible environmental impact. Manufactured nanoparticles, nano-emulsions and nano-capsules are now found in agricultural chemicals and are being used in agricultural fields” (Gewin, 2015).


Nanomaterials as Plant Growth Promoters

Agricultural nanotechnology is a tool that has the potential to overcome the challenges associated with conventional farming including low productivity and unbalanced ecosystem through nano-formulation of fertilizers (or pesticides, herbicides), efficient management of water and soil resources through porous nanostructures like zeolite, leading to enhancement in nutritional quality as well as quantity, simultaneously regenerating soil fertility, and stabilization of erosion-prone surfaces.