Perspective – TiO2 nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes in aquatic environments

Two cases studies – those of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes – are used to investigate the impact of man-made nanomaterials in aquatic environments in this Perspective.

In particular, the authors from U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the University of California focus on nanomaterial production methods and attempt to resolve the inconsistencies and contradictions in data that arise from different sources and synthesis methods. They look at the key material properties that influence the nanomaterials’ impact on the environment.

This Perspective includes detailed data and discussion of: 

  1. Production processes
  2. Crystallinity, charge, morphology and composition
  3. Aggregation and solution chemistry
  4. Transport in porous media

This Perspective presents an in-depth investigation with wider discussion and review of TiO2 nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes. It’s free to access* for the next 4 weeks, so have a read here:

Effects of dominant material properties on the stability and transport of TiO2 nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes in aquatic environments: from synthesis to fate
Xuyang Liu, Gexin Chen, Arturo A. Keller and Chunming Su
DOI: 10.1039/C2EM30625E

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