Studies on the Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and their Utilization on the Development of Polymer Nanocomposites for Water Disinfection and Wound Healing Applications

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The thesis contains embodiment of research aimed towards (a) Synthesis, optimization and characterization of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) via the green route using ‘Bhimkol’ (Musa balbisiana Colla) peel extracts; (b) Study of the phytochemical properties of Bhimkol (Musa balbisiana Colla) peels and the antibacterial activities of both bhimkol peel extract and green synthesized AgNPs; (c) Synthesis and characterization of Silver Nanoparticle via green route using Sechium edule aqueous extract, study of their antimicrobial as well as catalytic activity; (d) Characterization and development of polystyrene nanocomposites (PS-AgNPs) from waste thermocol and green synthesized AgNPs for water disinfection application and (e) Characterization and development of PVA/Gelatin/AgNPs based polymer nanocomposite hydrogel for wound dressing application.
Supervisors: Bag, Subhendu Sekhar and Golder, Animes Kumar
Green Synthesis, Nanocomposites, Water Disinfection, Wound Healing Application