Physico-chemical behaviour and algal toxicity of nanoparticulate CeO2 in freshwater

NJ Rogers, NM Franklin, SC Apte, GE Batley, BM Angel, Jamie Lead, Mohamed Baalousha

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    In assessing the risks posed by nanomaterials in the environment, the overriding research challenges are to determine if nanomaterials are more toxic than the bulk forms of the same material, and the extent to which toxicity is governed by particle size and reactivity. In this study, the toxicity of nanoparticulate CeO2 (nominally 10-20 nm) to the freshwater alga Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata was compared to the same material at the micron size (nominally
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)50-60
    Number of pages11
    JournalEnvironmental Chemistry
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


    • nanoparticle
    • photocatalytic activity
    • microalgae
    • cerium oxide


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