Effects of Green Silver Nanoparticles on Soil Quality and Induced Germination: A Future Alternative Fertilizer or Environmental Toxicant?

Pallabi Das(Soil and Agro Bio-engineering Lab, Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Tezpur-784 028, India)
Chaitali Roy Chowdhuri(Soil and Agro Bio-engineering Lab, Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Tezpur-784 028, India)
Soma Barman(Soil and Agro Bio-engineering Lab, Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Tezpur-784 028, India)

Abstract


Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) synthesized from It influenced the inherent soil properties like bulk density (BD), water holding capacity (WHC), available N, P, K, urease, phosphatase activity and TOC. The apparent increment WHC, N, P, K, urease, and phosphatase in soil were observed whereas reduction of BD was noticed. Due to application of nanosolutions the pH of the soil shifted towards neutrality from 0 to 60 days. Moreover, they also did not have any toxicity upon plant as well as earthworm ecosystem.

Keywords


AgNP; Soil property; Phytotoxicity; Earthworm

Full Text:

PDF

References


Abdel-Azeem, E.A., Elsayed, B.A., 2013. Phytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles on Vicia faba seedlings. N. Y. Sci. J. 6(12), 148-156.

Anjum, N.A., Gill, S.S., Duarte, A.C., Pereira, E., Ahmad, I., 2013. Silver nanoparticles in soil–plant systems. J. Nanopart. Res. 15, 1896-1921.

Anjum, N.A., Umar, S., Chan, M.T., 2010. Ascorbate-glutathione pathway and stress tolerance in plants, Springer, Dordrecht.

Barua, S., Konwarh, R., Bhattacharya, S.S., Das, P., Devi, K.S.P., Maiti, T.K., Mandal, M., Karak, N., 2013. Non-hazardous anticancerous and antibacterial colloidal ‘green’ silver nanoparticles. Colloids Surf. B. 105, 37– 42.

Bell, R.A., Kramer, J.R., 1999. Structural chemistry and geo-chemistry of silver-sulfur compounds: critical review. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 18, 9-22.

Ben-Moshe, T., Frenk, S., Dror, I., Minz, D., Berkowitz, B., 2013. Effects of metal oxide nanoparticles on soil properties. Chemosphere 90, 640–646.

Benoit, R., Wilkinson K.J., Sauvé, S., 2013. Partitioning of silver and chemical speciation of free Ag in soils amended with nanoparticles. Chem Cent J 7, 75.

Bhattacharyya, P., Reddy, K.J., Attili, V., 2011. Solubility and fractionation of different metals in fly ash of Powder River basin coal. Water Air Soil Pollut. 220, 327-337.

Coutris, C., Joner, E.J., Oughton, D.H., 2012. Aging and soil organic matter content affect the fate of silver nanoparticles in soil. Sci. Total Environ. 420, 327–333.

Goswami, L., Patel, A.K., Dutta, G., Bhattacharya, P., Gogoi, N., Bhattacharya, S.S., 2013. Hazard remediation and recycling of tea industry and paper mill bottom ash through vermiconversion. Chemosphere 92, 708–713.

Heckmann, L.H., Hovgaard, M.B, Sutherland, D.S., Autrup, H., Besenbacher, F., Scott-Fordsmand, J.J., 2011. Limit-test toxicity screening of selected inorganic nanoparticles to the earthworm Eisenia fetida. Ecotoxicology 20, 226–233.

Jagtap, U.B., Bapat, V.A., 2013. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. seed extract and its antibacterial activity, Industrial Crops and Products 46, 132– 137.

Johnson, R.L., Johnson, G.O., Nurmi, J.T., Tratnyek, P.G., 2009. Natural organic matter enhanced mobility of nano zerovalent iron. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 5455–5460.

Karak, T., Paul, R. K., Sonar, I., Sanyal, S., Ahmed, K.Z., Boruah, R.K., Das, D.K., Dutta, A. K., 2014. Chromium in soil and tea (Camellia sinensis L.) infusion: Does soil amendment with municipal solid waste compost make sense? Food Res. Int. 64, 114–124.

Najafi, S., Heidari, R., Jamei, R., 2013.Influence of silver nanoparticles and magnetic field on phytochemical, antioxidant activity compounds and physiological factors of Phaseolus vulgaris, Tech J Engin & App Sci. 3 (21), 2812-2816.

Page, A.L., Miller, R.H., Keeney, D.R., 1982. Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 2, Soil Society of America, Madison,WI.

Reddy, K.J., Gloss, S.P., Wang, L., 1994. Reaction of CO2 with alkaline solid wastes to reduce contaminant mobility.Water Res. 28, 1377-1382.

Tabatabai, M.A., Bremner, J.M., 1969. Use of p-nitrophenyl phosphate for assay of soil phosphatase activity. Soil Biol. Biochem. 1, 301–307.

Tabatabai, M.A., Bremner, J.M., 1972. Assay of urease activity in soils. Soil Boil. Biochem. 4, 479-487.

Tourinho, P.S., Van Gestel, C.A.M., Lofts, S., Svendsen, C., Soares, A.M.V.M., Loureiro, S., 2012. Metal-based nanoparticles in soil: fate, behavior, and effects on soil invertebrates. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31, 1679–1692.

Xie, B., Xu, Z., Guo, W., Li, Q., 2008. Impact of natural organic matter on the physicochemical properties of aqueous C60 nanoparticles. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42, 2853–2859.

Zhang, H., Zhang, C., 2014. Transport of silver nanoparticles capped with different stabilizers in water saturated porous media. J. Mater. Environ. Sci. 5, 231-236.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2019 Pallabi Das, Chaitali Roy Chowdhuri, Soma Barman

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.