Active Molecule Loading
We have successfully loaded triazole fungicides in natural clay nanotubes, and optimized the loading process parameters.
We have successfully synthesized a super absorbent polymer (SAP), through a water-based process, with a swelling ratio of 1250, which is higher than any value presented in the literature. It is a triblock copolymer with a self-crosslinking structure.
Successfully integrated natural clay nanotubes in super absorbent polymer; achieved improved mechanical strength and extended water release durations.
Funding from Tübitak
In order to fund our research and product development, we have applied for Tübitak’s (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) BiGG (entrepreneurship program) grant with a value of $35,000. We are at the final stage of the program and have a very high chance of receiving the grant. If so, we will be incorporated as of January 2020 and will have the funds necessary to perform active molecule release and residue tests, pilot scale production, and field trials with various crops/plants.