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Nanocomposite of starch-phosphate rock bioactivated for environmentally-friendly fertilization

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Author(s):
Klaic, Rodrigo [1, 2] ; Giroto, Amanda S. [1, 3] ; Guimaraes, Gelton G. F. [1] ; Plotegher, Fabio [1, 3] ; Ribeiro, Caue [1, 3] ; Zangirolami, Teresa C. [2] ; Farinas, Cristiane S. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Embrapa Instrumentacao, Rua 15 Novembro 1452, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Grad Program Chem Engn, Rod Washington Luiz, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Grad Program Chem, Rod Washington Luiz, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: MINERALS ENGINEERING; v. 128, p. 230-237, NOV 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

The use of natural phosphate rock as a source of phosphorus for plant growth is considered more environmentally friendly, compared to conventional chemical fertilizers. However, the very low solubility of the phosphate present in natural rocks limits its practical application. To overcome this limitation, a composite was developed based on the dispersion of nanoparticulate phosphate rock in a polysaccharide matrix of starch, as an integrated strategy to facilitate application and provide a supporting substrate for an acidulant microorganism, Aspergillus niger. The bioactivation of the nanocomposite resulted in a remarkable solubilization of up to 70% of the total available phosphate in very low solubility phosphate rocks (Bayovar and Itafos) and 100% of the total available phosphate in a reference mineral (hydroxyapatite), in only 96 h. Such approach employing bioactivation of starch-phosphate rock nanocomposites significantly contributed to improve P-solubilization, opening new routes for the development of smart fertilizers based on polysaccharide matrix. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/11821-5 - Study of Nanosize Phosphate Solubilization Dispersed in Matrices of Different Solubilities
Grantee:Amanda Soares Giroto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/09343-6 - DEVELOPMENT AND AGRONOMIC EVALUATION OF A NEW FERTILIZER BASED ON NANOCOMPOSITES SULFUR-PHOSPHATE MINERAL
Grantee:Gelton Geraldo Fernandes Guimarães
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/11149-6 - Development of nanocomposites based on elemental sulfur for conveying micronutrients to soil
Grantee:Fábio Plotegher
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
FAPESP's process: 16/10636-8 - From the cell factory to the Biodiesel-Bioethanol integrated biorefinery: a systems approach applied to complex problems in micro and macroscales
Grantee:Roberto de Campos Giordano
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants