Effects of Nanoparticles in Plants: Future Decision Making Forecast Model for Heavy Metal Uptake

IJEP 42(7): 841-848 : Vol. 42 Issue. 7 (July 2022)

Usha Subburaj1* and Arun Kumar2

1. Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Department of Civil Engineering, Sivakasi, Virdhunagar – 626 005, Tamil Nadu, India
2. Indian Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, New Delhi – 110 016, India


Agriculture is the primary source of all livelihoods. food crops are grown in different parts of the country depending upon the variations in soil, climate and cultivation practices. But the production of crops depends upon the suitability of soil, water and fertilizers. The contaminated soil and water affect the food crops and enter the food chain. Accumulation of heavy metals from different nanoparticles in plants through water could be found in various literature. In this paper, plants were analyzed for their edible parts only. The concentration levels of different heavy metals (Zn, Cu, Ti, Ag, Cd) were absorbed by nanoparticles in water from edible parts of plants. Effects of heavy metals in edible parts compared with permissible limits. A careful scrutiny indicates that different nanoparticle concentrations vary the uptaken of heavy metals for their edible parts. The present study was added to the existing data on heavy metals in nanoparticle uptake by plants and made a forecasting model for farmers’ decision making process.


Zinc, Copper, TiO2, Silver, Cadmium, heavy metal


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