Duke University researchers explain the relationship between nanomaterials, in particular nanosilver, and their potential impact on the ecosystem.
May 14, 2013 | 7:00 P.M.
Promises and Potential Perils of Nanotechnology for the Environment
Silver nanoparticles are used in consumer products like textiles, clothing, children’s toys, pacifiers, and toothpaste because they can kill bacteria, inhibiting unwanted odors. No one really knows what the effects of these particles are in the environment but it's believed that they may have an adverse effect on plants and microorganisms. Ben Colman, Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University’s Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) will discuss his research on the impacts of both engineered and natural nanomaterials (mainly nanosilver) in soils, sediments, and freshwater aquatic ecosystems..
Speaker: Dr. Ben Colman, Postdoctoral Associate, Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) at Duke University
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