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Green Nanotechnology for Biomedical, Food, and Agricultural Applications

  • Sharanabasava V. GanachariEmail author
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
  • Sasidhar B. Somappa
  • Pradyumna Mogre
  • Rakesh P. Tapaskar
  • Basavaraja Salimath
  • Abbaraju Venkataraman
  • Venkata J. Viswanath
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Abstract

In green nanotechnology, nanomaterials or nanoparticles are synthesized or developed by biological approaches, such as biogenesis (biosynthesis). Green nanotechnology has great potential for improving the quality of life through its applications in the biomedical, food, and agricultural fields, among others. Green nanotechnology plays an important role in many controlling processes, especially because of its small dimension. Additionally, green nanotechnology offers many potential benefits, such as the enhancement of biomedical diagnostics, improved food quality and safety, reduction of agricultural inputs, and enrichment of nanoscale nutrient absorption from the soil. There is great potential for green nanoscience and technology to be used in state-of-the-art solutions for current and future challenges faced by the biomedical, food, and agricultural fields, as well as society in general, such as sustainability, susceptibility, and human health and well-being. This chapter reviews some potential applications of green nanotechnology and recommends approaches for the development of scientific and technological knowledge in the biomedical, food, and agricultural fields.

Keywords

Green nanotechnology Antimicrobials Anticancer agents Food safety Sustainable agriculture Nanofertilizer Nanopesticides Nanoencapsulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharanabasava V. Ganachari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sasidhar B. Somappa
    • 3
  • Pradyumna Mogre
    • 1
    • 4
  • Rakesh P. Tapaskar
    • 5
  • Basavaraja Salimath
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  • Abbaraju Venkataraman
    • 9
    • 7
  • Venkata J. Viswanath
    • 7
  1. 1.Centre for Material Science, Advanced Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Mechanical EngineeringKLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  2. 2.Extremz Biosciences Private Limited (Govt. of Karnataka Funded Start-up)KLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  3. 3.Organic Chemistry SectionCSIR - National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyTrivandrumIndia
  4. 4.Extremz Biosciences Private Limited (Govt. of Karnataka Funded Start-up)KLE Technological UniversityHubballiIndia
  5. 5.Energy Cluster, Centre for Research in Renewable and Energy Systems, School of Mechanical EngineeringKLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  6. 6.Department of ChemistryGulbarga UniversityKalaburagiIndia
  7. 7.Department of Materials ScienceGulbarga UniversityKalaburagiIndia
  8. 8.Icon Analytical Equipment Pvt. LtdBengaluruIndia
  9. 9.Department of PG Studies and Research in ChemistryGulbarga UniversityKalaburagiIndia

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