Irène Schwyzer

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The colloidal stabilities of ten carbon nanotubes (CNTs) having varying physico-chemical properties were compared in long-term experiments. The presence of Suwannee River Humic Acid (SRHA) increased the fraction of CNTs in the supernatants (4-88% for the various CNT types) after addition in pre-dispersed form and 20 days of shaking and 5 days of settling.(More)
A way to decrease iron and zinc deficiency in humans is to biofortify foods by increasing the bioavailable contents in these elements. The aim of this work was to study if chelating agents could be used to increase the capture of Fe and Zn by wheat grains. Zn and/or Fe in combination with the chelating agents ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS) or(More)
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are often processed in suspended form and therefore a release of CNT-suspensions into the aquatic environment is plausible. In this study, the behaviour of two physico-chemically very different CNT types in the presence of varying, environmentally relevant calcium-containing media was investigated, including the long-term colloidal(More)
The colloidal stability of dry and suspended carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the presence of amphiphilic compounds (i.e. natural organic matter or surfactants) at environmentally realistic concentrations was investigated over several days. The suspensions were analyzed for CNT concentration (UV-vis spectroscopy), particle size (nanoparticle tracking analysis),(More)
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