Marine nanoparticles

Anthropogenic nanoparticles (NPs) are either engineered, purposely designed and used e.g. in paint and food additives, or incidental, undesired byproducts from human activities. Marine nanoparticles aims to better understand the impact of NPs on the marine environment.

The first project goal was establishing a generic screening method for NP determination and characterization using single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS) and electron microscopy. Currently, I am applying these in order to better understand the distribution and accumulation of NPs in the marine environment. Incidental nanoparticles from the fine-particulate fraction of mining waste deposited into the ocean through submarine tailings deposition is one subtopic of interest.

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