Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
E. McGillicuddy, I. Murray, S. Kavanagh, L. Morrison, A. Fogarty, M. Cormican, P. Dockery, M. Prendergast, N. Rowan, D. Morris
Science Of The Total Environment
Silver nanoparticles in the environment: Sources, detection and ecotoxicology
Optional Fields
Silver nanoparticle
The environmental impact of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) has become a topic of interest recently, this is due to the fact that AgNPs have been included in numerous consumer products including textiles,medical products, domestic appliances, food containers, cosmetics, paints and nano-functionalised plastics. The production, use and disposal of these AgNP containing products are potential routes for environmental exposure. These concerns have led to a number of studies investigating the release of particles fromnano-functionalised products, the detection of the particles in the aquatic environment and the potential environmental toxicology of these AgNPs to aquatic organisms. The overall aimof this review is to examine methods for the capture and detection of AgNPs, potential toxicity and transmission routes in the aquatic environment.
Grant Details
Project Reference: 2014-HW-MS-1. Title: DeTER: Detection, Toxicology, Environmental fate and Risk assessment of nanoparticles in the aquatic environment
Publication Themes
Environment, Marine and Energy