Bacteriananoparticle interactions and their environmental implications

Deborah M. Aruguete, Michael F. Hochella

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Part of the responsible use of nanotechnology will be to better delineate the potential impact of nanomaterials released into the environment. A key aspect of understanding this impact is to examine the interaction between nanomaterials and microorganisms, which are not only highly abundant in nature but critical for global environmental processes. In this Highlight, current knowledge about the interaction between bacteria and industrially-relevant nanoparticles is reviewed. Important areas for further study are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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