Metal‐based nanoparticles in soil: Fate, behavior, and effects on soil invertebrates

  title={Metal‐based nanoparticles in soil: Fate, behavior, and effects on soil invertebrates},
  author={Paula S. Tourinho and Cornelis A. M. van Gestel and Stephen Lofts and Claus Svendsen and Amadeu M.V.M. Soares and Susana Loureiro},
  journal={Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry},
Metal‐based nanoparticles (NPs) (e.g., silver, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, iron oxide) are being widely used in the nanotechnology industry. Because of the release of particles from NP‐containing products, it is likely that NPs will enter the soil compartment, especially through land application of sewage sludge derived from wastewater treatment. This review presents an overview of the literature dealing with the fate and effects of metal‐based NPs in soil. In the environment, the… 

Impact and Current Perspectives of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Soil

This chapter presents an overview of the literature dealing with the fate and effects of zinc-oxide-based nanoparticles on the soil, and suggests that exposure characterization in ecological toxic studies should focus more on dissolution, aggregation, and agglomeration processes.

Interaction of zinc oxide nanoparticles with soil: Insights into the chemical and biological properties

The use of ZnO-NPs resulted in an increase in soil available Zn but inhibited soil microbial activity, which was significantly higher than control as well as treatments containing conventional zincatic fertilizers.

Effects of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles on Paddy Soil Properties and Components

It is found that the 1000 mg/kg CuO NPs could accelerate the degradation or mineralization of the organic matter, as well as the Fe reduction process, by increasing the Fe(II) content by 293% after flooding for 60 days in the lower organic matter soil.

Zinc oxide nanoparticles: potential effects on soil properties, crop production, food processing, and food quality

The integration of ZnO NPs in food processing improves the properties of the relative ZNO NP–based nano-sensing, active packing, and food/feed bioactive ingredients delivery systems, leading to better food quality and safety.

Bioavailability and translocation of metal oxide nanoparticles in the soil-rice plant system.

Soil pH effects on the interactions between dissolved zinc, non-nano- and nano-ZnO with soil bacterial communities

The results highlight the importance of considering soil pH in nanotoxicology studies, although further work is needed to determine the exact mechanisms controlling the toxicity and fate and interactions of nanoparticles with soil microbial communities.

Toxicity of ZnO and Fe2O3 nano-agro-chemicals to soil microbial activities, nitrogen utilization, and associated human health risks

Background Various nano-enabled agrochemicals are being extensively used for soil remediation and to boost crop production by increasing the nutrient efficiency of fertilizers. However, understanding

Impact of ZnO Concentration on the Stability of Agglomerates of TiO2 Engineered Nanoparticles: Effects of the pH, Ionic Strength and Zeta Potential

The stability of nanoparticles in natural aquatic systems is of great interest to the environmental risk assessment. The relevance of this study lies in the fact that nanoparticles are being produced



Nanoparticle characteristics affecting environmental fate and transport through soil

Aluminum nanoparticles commonly are used in energetic formulations and may be released into the environment during their handling and use, but size, charge, and agglomeration rate of nanoparticles in the transport medium are predictive of nanoparticle mobility in soil.

Partitioning and stability of engineered ZnO nanoparticles in soil suspensions using flow field-flow fractionation

Environmental context. Nanoparticulate materials are increasingly being used as catalysts and lubricants, for pollution control and drug delivery, and in electronics, fabrics, cosmetics and

Role of Particle Size and Soil Type in Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles to Earthworms

Silver nanoparticles (NPs) are an emerging contaminant of concern due to their increased use. The earthworm Eisenia fetida was exposed to a range of concentrations of AgNO 3 and two

Effects of particle size on chemical speciation and bioavailability of copper to earthworms (Eisenia fetida) exposed to copper nanoparticles.

It is suggested that oxidized Cu NPs may enter food chains from soil but that adverse effects in earthworms are likely to occur only at relatively high concentrations (> 65 mg Cu kg(-1) soil).

The ecotoxicology and chemistry of manufactured nanoparticles

The emerging literature on the ecotoxicological literature shows toxic effects on fish and invertebrates, often at low mg l−1 concentrations of nanoparticles, however, data on bacteria, plants, and terrestrial species are particularly lacking at present.

A method for determination of retention of silver and cerium oxide manufactured nanoparticles in soils

Environmental context.Soils are the environmental compartment likely to be exposed most to manufactured nanoparticles, but there is no method available at present to assess their retention, which

Reproductive and behavioral responses of earthworms exposed to nano‐sized titanium dioxide in soil

Results of the present study indicate that earthworms can detect nano-TiO(2) in soil, although exposure has no apparent effect on survival or standard reproductive parameters.

Stability and aggregation of metal oxide nanoparticles in natural aqueous matrices.

The electrophoretic mobility of the particles in a given aqueous media was dominated by the presence of natural organic matter (NOM) and ionic strength, and independent of pH.