Magnetic Nanostructures: Environmental and Agricultural Applications

  • Tejomyee S. Bhalerao
Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)


In recent years, a wide array of novel nanomaterials with distinct structures and applications have emerged. Among them are iron-based magnetic nanomaterials, which exhibit special physical and chemical properties. Based on these properties, iron-based magnetic nanomaterials found applications in a wide range of fields including catalysis, biotechnology, biomedicine, magnetic resonance imaging, data storage, biosensors, agriculture, and removal of environmental pollutants and control of aflatoxins, etc. Because of their low cost and easy manufacturing and modification, they especially have great potential for agricultural and environmental applications. This chapter focuses on the properties and biosynthesis strategies of magnetic nanostructures and their utilization in agricultural and environmental applications along with mycotoxin control.


Magnetic nanoparticles Nanotechnology Iron nanoparticles Nanomaterials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tejomyee S. Bhalerao
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  1. 1.Lilavati Research CenterJalgaonIndia

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