Biosurfactants: A Boon to Healthcare, Agriculture & Environmental Sustainability

Nanoliposome Mediated Heavy Metal Detection

Author(s): Banishree Sahoo* and Manoranjan Arakha

Pp: 179-199 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196924124010012

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The bulk of metal ions are carcinogens that significantly harm human health by producing free radicals. Therefore, the need for quick and accurate metal ion detection has been a matter of concern. However, the most dangerous metal ions are cadmium, arsenic, mercury chromium, and lead. Heavy metals are indestructible. Instead, they interact with living things directly or indirectly via the food chain. Metal ions have the potential to directly disrupt metabolic processes or to change into more hazardous forms inside the body. Nanotechnology is known as an emerging field that has been utilized for heavy metal analysis and removal from intricate matrices. Numerous methods based on nanomaterials have been developed for the analysis of heavy metals, including electrochemical, colorimetric, fluorescent, and biosensing technologies. As a result, in recent decades, there has been significant growth in the quest for more systematic nano-vesicular systems, like nanoliposomes, with elevated biocompatibility properties and directed releases. Additionally, nanoliposome have various applications such as drug delivery in the pharmaceutical industry, storage of food mainly cheeses, and dairy products for a long time in the food industry and cosmetics industry

Keywords: Biocompatible, Drug delivery, Heavy metals, Nanotechnology, Nanoliposome.

Related Journals
Related Books
© 2024 Bentham Science Publishers | Privacy Policy