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Detection and fate of engineered nanoparticles in aquatic systems.

Tiede, Karen (2008) Detection and fate of engineered nanoparticles in aquatic systems. PhD thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

The proliferation of nanotechnology has prompted discussions over the safety of these materials to human health and the environment as their environmental fate and impact is widely unknown. This is partly due to the lack of suitable analytical techniques to detect and characterise engineered nanoparticles in the environment. This thesis aims to provide a better understanding of the environmental fate of engineered nanoparticles by developing analytical methods suitable for nanoparticle analysis in aquatic systems and employing these to laboratory-based environmental fate studies.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Activated sewage sludge process
Academic Units: The University of York > Environment (York)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.489208
Depositing User: EThOS Import (York)
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 17:09
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 17:09
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/11072

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