Towards localization of engineered silver nanoparticles in Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata

Louise Helene Søgaard Jensen, Sara Nørgaard Sørensen, Nanna Isabella Bloch Hartmann, Anders Baun, R.A. Fleck

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Silver nanoparticles have increased cytotoxic properties compared to larger particles. Reflecting these properties, engineered silver nanoparticles are now added to an increasing number of consumer products often labelled as anti-bacterial. These particles are presently considered the fastest growing nanotechnology application. Accordingly, silver nanoparticles are now postulated to be released into the sewerage systems and wider environment in increasing quantities. Here they could potentially interfere with aquatic life and this ongoing project aims to localize possible particles taken up by the freshwater algae P subcapitata.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventScandem 2014 - Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 11 Jun 201413 Jun 2014
Conference number: 65


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