Identification of factors affecting physicochemical fate of metallic nanoparticles released into surface waters

01 February 2010 → 30 November 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Geology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
particle size nanoparticles precipitation toxicity ICP-MS bioavailability aggregation absorption metal coagulation water mobility
Project description

The project identifies parameters affecting the fate of metallic nanoparticles released into surface waters and reveals kinetics of transformation processes occurring after such release. In addition, environmental factors affecting remobilization of adsorbed or precipitated metallic nanoparticles into surface waters are studied. Focus is also laid on developing analytical methods to quantify metallic nanoparticles in surface waters.