Tracking the Transport of Silver Nanoparticles in Soil: a Saturated Column Experiment

  title={Tracking the Transport of Silver Nanoparticles in Soil: a Saturated Column Experiment},
  author={Karrar Najah Mahdi and Ruud J B Peters and Martine van der Ploeg and Coen J. Ritsema and Violette Geissen},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) can enter the environment when released from products containing them. As AgNPs enter soil, they are often retained in the soil profile and/or leached to the groundwater. This research assessed the transport of AgNPs in their “particle form” through the soil profile using a series of columns. Three soil types were put into soil columns: LSH (loam with high organic matter (OM)), LSL (loam with low OM), and Sand (no OM). The results showed that AgNP transport and… Expand
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