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April 2nd, 2004

Motion of nanomaterials in water depends on type

Broad statements about the environmental risks of nanomaterials may not be particularly meaningful. That’s the conclusion of researchers at Rice University, US, who looked at the movement of different nanomaterials in aqueous systems. “This is the first work to look at the movement of nanomaterials in a water environment,” Mark Wiesner of Rice University told “[We found that] not all nanomaterials are mobile. The movement of nanomaterials in the environment is very case-specific.” (more on earlier article)


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