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Environmentally friendly lignin nanoparticle 'greens' silver nanobullet to battle bacteria

Description:
Researchers have developed an effective and environmentally benign method to combat bacteria by engineering nanoscale particles that add the antimicrobial potency of silver to a core of lignin, a ubiquitous substance found in all plant cells. The findings introduce ideas for better, greener and safer nanotechnology and could lead to enhanced efficiency of antimicrobial products used in agriculture and personal care.

Related Topics:
8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

Associated Grade Levels:
7-89-1011-12Public

Related Sub-Topics

8.7 Co-products in biofuel production use lignin in many ways.