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November 4th, 2009

Assessing the ecotoxicology of MWCNTs

Abstract:
study published this month in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) assesses the influence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) dispersed in natural organic matter on the speciation and bioavailability of copper.

Both single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes have attracted widespread interest for commercial and industrial applications due to their novel properties, such as high tensile strength, low weight, high electrical and thermal conductivity. Despite rapid growth in the manufacturing and use of CNTs, however, concerns have been raised about their potential adverse effects on both human health and the environment.

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