NANOCELLULOSE AS POTENTIAL FILLER MATERIAL, PROTECTIVE SHELL AND ADHESION PROMOTER OF MICROBIAL AGROFORMULATIONS

1 PREININGER Claudia
Co-authors:
1 SAUER Ursula 1 DOPPLER Sara 2 KULBAK Einav 3 YONSEL Sems 4 POPESCU Carmen Michaela 4 POPESCU Cristina
Institutions:
1 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Tulln, Austria, EU, claudia.preininger@ait.ac.at
2 Melodea ltd, POB 12, Rehovot, 7610001, Israel
3 Simbiyotek, Irfan C. 26/1 Orhanli 34956 Tuzla/Istanbul, Turkey
4 PPIMC Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Grigore Ghica Voda Alley 41A, 700487 Iasi, Romania, EU
Conference:
10th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 17th - 19th 2018
Proceedings:
Proceedings 10th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
119-124
ISBN:
978-80-87294-89-5
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
28th February 2019
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

Nanocellulose has emerged as attractive new biobased reinforcement and gas barrier material in for example sustainable food packaging. Herein we report on Cellulose Nano Crystals (CNC) for application in agriculture, as potential filler and adhesion promoter of microbial biofertilizer formulations. Using different types of bacteria we elucidate the physicochemical characteristics of CNC-based microbial seed coatings and spray formulations and show that CNC impacts mechanical strength of seed coatings, but not microbial viability or germination of seeds. CNC is not UV-absorbant except in combination with gelatine, it´s not a good film former, but due to its color it might help to visualize microbial spray pattern.

Keywords: Nanocellulose, microbial formulation, filler, adhesion promoter
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