Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 7 Issue 11

Clay Mineral Nanotechnology: Innovation in Agriculture

Prasad B Margal1*, Aniket S Gaikwad1, Bhimrao M Kamble2 and Nihal S Titirmare1

1Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Post Graduate Institute, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India
2Head, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Post Graduate Institute, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: Prasad B Margal, Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Post Graduate Institute, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India.

Received: July 11, 2023; Published: October 20, 2023

Abstract

Clay refers to soil particles with a size smaller than 2 μm. Clay minerals, due to their small size and large surface area, are considered naturally occurring nanomaterials capable of reacting with other molecules to achieve thermodynamic equilibrium. Clay nanotechnology involves the utilization of clay minerals to create materials with unique properties and applications. Polymer performance can be modified by incorporating various types of nanoparticles such as nanocarbons, carbon nanotubes, nano-clays, and metal oxides. The increased commercial interest and use of clay nanocomposites demonstrate the growing enthusiasm for employing nano-clays to modify polymeric materials for various applications. Nano-composites come in different types including bio, carbon, metal, clay mineral, exfoliated, intercalated, and polymer-based composites. Wet chemical methods, specifically the sol-gel technique, are employed to prepare nano clays. Clay mineral nanotechnology plays a significant role in crop protection, soil remediation, and improving crop and soil quality. It is also utilized in the development of nano fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides for sustainable agriculture.

Keywords: Clay; Mineral Nanotechnology; Agriculture

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Citation

Citation: Prasad B Margal., et al. “Clay Mineral Nanotechnology: Innovation in Agriculture". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.11 (2023): 44-49.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Areeba Masroor. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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