Using single particle ICP-MS to study occurrence and behavior of engineered, natural, and incidental nanoparticles in freshwater streams
The use of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in numerous industrial and consumer applications is steadily increasing, which has led to concern about their environmental release. However, the study of ENP fate and transport has been met with significant technical challenges. Low (parts per trillion) concentrations and the frequent complexity of environmental media makes accurate detection difficult, even without the added possibility of ENP alteration via aggregation, surface modification, and degradation (dissolution). Additionally, there are many mineral analogues to ENPs and these natural ...
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