Myconanotechnology: Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development

Potential Role of Nanotechnology in the Wood Industry to Develop Resistance against Fungi

Author(s): Saloni Bahri and Somdutta Sinha Roy * .

Pp: 322-331 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815051360122030016

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Wood properties can be changed using nanomaterials that can penetrate deeply into the wood substrate. This capacity of nano-based materials can be utilized in changing wood properties in a way that is very effective in their long-term use. Nanotechnology can certainly change the future of the wood industry by increasing the functional life of wood products as well as usability under various conditions. But its full potential to make wood resistant against fungi has still not been explored. Research is underway but there is still a long way to go. Studies carried out on the use of nanoparticles have clearly shown the negative impact of nanoparticles on human health as well as on the environment. This issue needs to be addressed.

Keywords: Biocides, Nanotechnology, Self-cleaning surface, Scratch resistance, Termite resistance, Wood industry.

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