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Nanoparticles in wastewaters: hazards, fate and remediation

Liu, Yanping and Tourbin, Mallorie and Lachaize, Sébastien and Guiraud, Pascal Nanoparticles in wastewaters: hazards, fate and remediation. (2014) Powder Technology, 255. 149-156. ISSN 0032-5910

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2013.08.025


The increasing use of nanoparticleswill inevitably result in their release into the aquatic environment and thereby cause the exposure of living organisms. Due to their larger surface area, high ratio of particle number tomass, enhanced chemical reactivity, and potential for easier penetration of cells, nanoparticles may be more toxic than larger particles of the same substance. Some researchers have been showing some relations between nanoparticles and certain diseases. However, the doses, surface shapes, material toxicity and persistence of nanoparticles may all be factors in determining harmful biological effects. In order to better evaluate their risks, potential exposure route of nanoparticles has to be taken into consideration aswell. Finally, a brief summary of techniques for nanoparticle removal inwaters andwastewaters is presented, but it seems that no treatment can absolutely protect the public from exposure to a large-scale dissemination of nanomaterials.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is avaialable at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032591013005366
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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French National Research Agency (ANR) - China scholarship council (CSC)
Deposited On:15 Oct 2013 08:35

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