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Nanotechnologies: an eco-impactless approach in the agri-food field monitoring

Estefanía Núñez-Carmona 
IBBR - UOS Sesto Fiorentino (FI) - Italy

May 26, 2021 (11:30-12:30)
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Abstract: In the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations to be reached by 2030 and Europeans Call as the Green Deal and Horizon Europe Nanotechnologies will play a key role in the future industrial and agri food sector development with an environment conservative perspective. Nanotechnology is a broad concept that could have several applications in the Agri-food sector. In particular this work represents the merging of tailor made nanostructured MOS gas sensors and a branch of metabolomics known as volatilomics to ensure the quality and safety in the agri food sector and the environmental monitoring. Furthermore, we have developed a new generation of sensors that will contribute to the aforementioned objectives, from a green, innovative and 0 environmental impact perspective. This new generation of sensors is called BC-MOS Bacterial Cellulose biobased metal oxide nanostructured gas sensors. BC-MOS and are based in the collaboration of 2 kind of nanotechnology the one grow by nature, bacterial cellulose and the second created by humans, metal oxide semiconductors. The prototypes showed good response to gas tests at room temperature, demonstrating the possibility to use bacterial cellulose as eco and environmentally friendly composite material for, but not limited to, chemical sensors from a green, innovative and zero impact perspective, which are able to work at room temperature

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