POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF NANOMETALS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
 
 
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Politechnika Krakowska im. Tadeusza Kościuszki, Wydział Inżynierii i Technologii Chemicznej, Instytut Chemii i Technologii Nieorganicznej, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków
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Dagmara Malina   

Politechnika Krakowska im. Tadeusza Kościuszki, Wydział Inżynierii i Technologii Chemicznej, Instytut Chemii i Technologii Nieorganicznej, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków
Publish date: 2017-02-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2017; 1:111–117
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In recent years, great interest in metallic nanoparticles has been observed, both because of their unlimited application possibilities, and also because of the unusual biological, chemical and physical features. It is expected that developments in nanotechnology will become the main promoter of scientific and technological innovations in the coming decades. Searching for a new and safe alternative to chemical pesticides, high hopes are associated with nanotechnology development. Particularly useful may be preparations containing nanoscale metal particles with strong antimicrobial properties. Importantly, safe and non-toxic for the plant components of biological origin may be used in nanoparticles synthesis. This article is a description of the potential applications of nanomaterials in environmental protection, which may become the basis for developing of new protection plant products with antimicrobial properties relative to plant pathogens and non-toxic to higher organisms.