Nanotechnology: Fate and Transport
Nanomaterials are being manufactured and used at a rapidly increasing rate, but little is known about the fate and transport of these particles in the environment. Uses of nanomaterials include:
The controlling factors and extent of transport of nanomaterials in the environment is generally unknown and research is needed to assist decision makers in assessing and managing risk from these particles if released into the environment. EPA researchers are involved in three areas of nanotechnology research:
References and Products
Use of Nanoscale Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron to Treat a Chlorinated Solvent Source Zone at Site 45, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina – Fact Sheet. (In press).
Fate and Transport of Nanomaterials in Porous Media (PDF) (2 pp, 575 KB)
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