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Evaluation of nanoparticles agglomeration and quality control of nutrient solution of plants in hydroponic cultivation

Grant number: 16/08589-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal researcher:Hudson Wallace Pereira de Carvalho
Grantee:Eduardo Santos Rodrigues
Home Institution: Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/05942-0 - Shedding light on the metabolism of nanomaterials absorbed by plants with X-ray and vibrational spectroscopy, AP.JP


One of the most important parameters in plants root exposure experiments to nanomaterials is the dispersion of the nanoparticles. The monitoring of this factor has been overlooked by most of the studies published so far. This project aims to develop a hydroponic system that prevents agglomeration of nanoparticles and allows the homogenization and control of nutrient solution quality. It is also planned to correlate morphological parameters of plant development with the absorption of macro and micronutrients monitored from the nutrient solution. (AU)

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DA CRUZ, TATIANA N. M.; SAVASSA, SUSILAINE M.; GOMES, MARCOS H. F.; RODRIGUES, EDUARDO S.; DURAN, NADIA M.; DE ALMEIDA, EDUARDO; MARTINELLI, ADRIANA P.; DE CARVALHO, HUDSON W. P. Shedding light on the mechanisms of absorption and transport of ZnO nanoparticles by plants via in vivo X-ray spectroscopy. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-NANO, v. 4, n. 12, p. 2367-2376, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 10.

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