Author(s): Saira Sehar, Amiza, I. H Khan


DOI: 10.52711/2231-5691.2021.00024   

Address: Saira Sehar*, Amiza, Dr. I. H Khan
Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Minhaj University, Lahore, Pakistan.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2021

Nanotechnology advancement leads to development of antimicrobial agents like ZnO nanoparticles. These nanoparticle have their main applications in food packaging. when these nanoparticles incorporate into the food surface, it will kill all bacterias residing on the surface and food become free of bacteria. In this way, food can be stored for a long time because its shelf life is improved. Antimicrobial activity of ZnO nanoparticles can be improved by increasing surface area, reducing particle size and large concentration of ZnO –NPS. Antimicrobial activity increases by increasing intensity of UV light. As UV light fall on ZnO nanoparticles, it increases ZnO surface area and hence anrtimicrobial activity will be increased. Exact mechanism of Antimicrobial activity is still unknown but some processes have been presented.

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Saira Sehar, Amiza, I. H Khan. Role of ZnO Nanoparticles for improvement of Antibacterial Activity in Food Packaging. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2021; 11(2):128-1. doi: 10.52711/2231-5691.2021.00024

Saira Sehar, Amiza, I. H Khan. Role of ZnO Nanoparticles for improvement of Antibacterial Activity in Food Packaging. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2021; 11(2):128-1. doi: 10.52711/2231-5691.2021.00024   Available on:

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