The fate and toxicity of nanoparticles in the terrestrial environment [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Prof MJ McLaughlin; Dr DJ Chittleborough; Dr JK Kirby; Dr GM Hettiarachchi

Brief description This research aims to provide the knowledge needed to understand the fate and effects of new nanoparticulate metal products in Australian landscapes. The movement and environmental effects of manufactured nanoparticulates are unknown, partly because of the difficulty of measuring and detecting these nano-products in the environment. This project will develop techniques to identify manufactured nanoparticulate metals in soils, and to determine the potential adverse effects of these products on plants and soil organisms. This will indicate the need, if any, for controls on the disposal or dispersal of nano-sized metal products in the terrestrial environment.

Funding Amount $310,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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