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Open Access Frontier

Emerging investigator series: the rise of nano-enabled photothermal materials for water evaporation and clean water production by sunlight

This frontier reviews impressive progresses of nano-enabled solar-driven water evaporation and clean water production made in the past 4 years.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: the rise of nano-enabled photothermal materials for water evaporation and clean water production by sunlight
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators Series
Open Access Tutorial Review

Trophic transfer of metal-based nanoparticles in aquatic environments: a review and recommendations for future research focus

We review trophic transfer of metal-based nanoparticles in aquatic ecosystems, present key factors affecting this transfer and highlight knowledge gaps.

Graphical abstract: Trophic transfer of metal-based nanoparticles in aquatic environments: a review and recommendations for future research focus
Open Access Critical Review

Challenges in characterizing the environmental fate and effects of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanomaterials in aquatic systems

Characterization of carbon nanotube dispersions requires measurement of both, concentration and surface area.

Graphical abstract: Challenges in characterizing the environmental fate and effects of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanomaterials in aquatic systems
Open Access Communication

Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties

Proteins encountered in biological and environmental systems bind to engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to form a protein corona (PC) that alters the surface chemistry, reactivity, and fate of the ENMs.

Graphical abstract: Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties
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Open Access Communication

One-pot green synthesis of anisotropic silver nanoparticles

Anisotropic silver nanoplates are of interest for their shape-dependent properties; however, their synthesis often requires surfactants and toxic chemicals.

Graphical abstract: One-pot green synthesis of anisotropic silver nanoparticles
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Open Access Paper

Expert perspectives on potential environmental risks from nanomedicines and adequacy of the current guideline on environmental risk assessment

Interviews conducted with 66 experts to gather their perspectives on environmental risks from nanomedicines and their responses analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Graphical abstract: Expert perspectives on potential environmental risks from nanomedicines and adequacy of the current guideline on environmental risk assessment
From the themed collection: ICEENN
Open Access Paper

Uptake and impacts of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) capped metal oxide nanoparticles on Daphnia magna: role of core composition and acquired corona

A key hypothesis in nanosafety assessment is that the NP core chemistry and eco-corona are primary factors controlling toxicity.

Graphical abstract: Uptake and impacts of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) capped metal oxide nanoparticles on Daphnia magna: role of core composition and acquired corona
From the themed collection: ICEENN
Open Access Paper

Graphene oxide impairs the pollen performance of Nicotiana tabacum and Corylus avellana suggesting potential negative effects on the sexual reproduction of seed plants

The acidic properties of GO impair pollen performances of tobacco and hazel plants.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide impairs the pollen performance of Nicotiana tabacum and Corylus avellana suggesting potential negative effects on the sexual reproduction of seed plants
From the themed collection: ICEENN
Open Access Paper

Thermal transformations of manufactured nanomaterials as a proposed proxy for ageing

Investigation of changes in manufactured nanomaterial properties (i.e. redox, capping efficiency, aggregation, dissolution) with temperature as a proxy for time.

Graphical abstract: Thermal transformations of manufactured nanomaterials as a proposed proxy for ageing
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Open Access Paper

Different effects of nano-scale and micro-scale zero-valent iron particles on planktonic microorganisms from natural reservoir water

This study compares the effect of nanoscale and microscale zerovalent iron on natural freshwater microplankton over 21 days.

Graphical abstract: Different effects of nano-scale and micro-scale zero-valent iron particles on planktonic microorganisms from natural reservoir water
From the themed collection: ICEENN
Open Access Paper

Environmental fate of nanopesticides: durability, sorption and photodegradation of nanoformulated clothianidin

A lot of research efforts are currently dedicated to the development of nano-enabled agrochemicals. It is thus urgent to develop suitable strategies for their ecological assessment.

Graphical abstract: Environmental fate of nanopesticides: durability, sorption and photodegradation of nanoformulated clothianidin
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Open Access Paper

Crystal growth and aggregation in suspensions of δ-MnO2 nanoparticles: implications for surface reactivity

Sodium content and suspension pH control crystallite size and aggregation in δ-MnO2 nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Crystal growth and aggregation in suspensions of δ-MnO2 nanoparticles: implications for surface reactivity
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Open Access Paper

Emission and fate modelling framework for engineered nanoparticles in urban aquatic systems at high spatial and temporal resolution

The combination of emission and fate modelling improves the exposure assessment of engineered nanoparticles in complex urban systems.

Graphical abstract: Emission and fate modelling framework for engineered nanoparticles in urban aquatic systems at high spatial and temporal resolution
From the themed collection: ICEENN
Open Access Paper

Cerium(IV) oxide nanoparticles induce sublethal changes in honeybees after chronic exposure

Oral exposure to up to 500 mg L−1 nCeO2 was sublethal for honeybees but altered the cholinergic system and induced other physiological responses.

Graphical abstract: Cerium(iv) oxide nanoparticles induce sublethal changes in honeybees after chronic exposure
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Open Access Paper

Quantitative evaluation and in vivo visualization of mercury ion bioaccumulation in rotifers by novel aggregation-induced emission fluorogen nanoparticles

In this study, a specifically-designed AIEgen was used to quantitatively evaluate the bioaccumulation of Hg2+ and visualize Hg2+ kinetics in vivo within the rotifer for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative evaluation and in vivo visualization of mercury ion bioaccumulation in rotifers by novel aggregation-induced emission fluorogen nanoparticles
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Open Access Paper

Ecotoxicological assessment of nanoparticle-containing acrylic copolymer dispersions in fairy shrimp and zebrafish embryos

Nanoparticle-containing acrylic polymer dispersions showed virtually no acute aquatic toxicity in fairy shrimp and zebrafish embryos.

Graphical abstract: Ecotoxicological assessment of nanoparticle-containing acrylic copolymer dispersions in fairy shrimp and zebrafish embryos
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Open Access Paper

Predictability of silver nanoparticle speciation and toxicity in ecotoxicological media

The bioavailability of silver was controlled by chloride and proteins through complexation, precipitation and colloidal stabilisation of silver chloride.

Graphical abstract: Predictability of silver nanoparticle speciation and toxicity in ecotoxicological media
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Open Access Paper

Reverse Trojan-horse effect decreased wastewater toxicity in the presence of inorganic nanoparticles

The toxicity interaction of wastewater with inorganic nanoparticles led to antagonistic mixtures due to the adsorption of micropollutants.

Graphical abstract: Reverse Trojan-horse effect decreased wastewater toxicity in the presence of inorganic nanoparticles
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Open Access Paper

Interactions between aromatic hydrocarbons and functionalized C60 fullerenes – insights from experimental data and molecular modelling

The integration of experimental and modelling approaches highlights the roles that aromaticity and functionalization play in sorption to fullerenes.

Graphical abstract: Interactions between aromatic hydrocarbons and functionalized C60 fullerenes – insights from experimental data and molecular modelling
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Open Access Paper

Metal uptake and distribution in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo: differences between nanoparticles and metal ions

Quantitative data on nanoparticle and cation uptake are compared in a compartment-specific way and distinct differences between metals were identified.

Graphical abstract: Metal uptake and distribution in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo: differences between nanoparticles and metal ions
Open Access Paper

Tungsten carbide nanoparticles in simulated surface water with natural organic matter: dissolution, agglomeration, sedimentation and interaction with Daphnia magna

Nano-sized tungsten carbide shows no acute toxicity for Daphnia magna and agglomeration and sedimentation due to the lack of interaction with NOM.

Graphical abstract: Tungsten carbide nanoparticles in simulated surface water with natural organic matter: dissolution, agglomeration, sedimentation and interaction with Daphnia magna
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Open Access Paper

Addressing a bottle neck for regulation of nanomaterials: quantitative read-across (Nano-QRA) algorithm for cases when only limited data is available

The development of in silico methods that support human health and environmental risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials is nowadays of high interest, because the application of those methods enables to fill the existing experimental data gaps.

Graphical abstract: Addressing a bottle neck for regulation of nanomaterials: quantitative read-across (Nano-QRA) algorithm for cases when only limited data is available
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Open Access Paper

Nanostructured ZnFeZr oxyhydroxide precipitate as efficient phosphate adsorber in waste water: understanding the role of different material-building-blocks

We present investigations on the working principle of a new adsorber for the recycling of phosphate from waste water.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured ZnFeZr oxyhydroxide precipitate as efficient phosphate adsorber in waste water: understanding the role of different material-building-blocks
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Open Access Paper

Ferric carbide nanocrystals encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as an outstanding environmental catalyst

Iron carbide nanocrystals encapsulated by nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes demonstrated efficient and robust environmental catalysis for green remediation processes.

Graphical abstract: Ferric carbide nanocrystals encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as an outstanding environmental catalyst
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Open Access Paper

Effect of surfactants, pH and water hardness on the surface properties and agglomeration behavior of engineered TiO2 nanoparticles

Multiple facets of TiO2 nanoparticle destabilization mechanisms in the presence of surfactant molecules and divalent cations.

Graphical abstract: Effect of surfactants, pH and water hardness on the surface properties and agglomeration behavior of engineered TiO2 nanoparticles
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Open Access Paper

Effects of natural organic matter and sulfidation on the flocculation and filtration of silver nanoparticles

Environmental transformations had different effects on self-aggregation and initial deposition in granular media filtration, contrary to traditional theory.

Graphical abstract: Effects of natural organic matter and sulfidation on the flocculation and filtration of silver nanoparticles
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Open Access Paper

Combined experimental and computational approach to developing efficient photocatalysts based on Au/Pd–TiO2 nanoparticles

Quantitative structure–photocatalytic activity relationship modeling of surface modified TiO2-based nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Combined experimental and computational approach to developing efficient photocatalysts based on Au/Pd–TiO2 nanoparticles
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Open Access Paper

Multimedia environmental fate and speciation of engineered nanoparticles: a probabilistic modeling approach

The robustness of novel multimedia fate models in environmental exposure estimation of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) is clarified by evaluating uncertainties in the emission, physicochemical properties and natural variability in environmental systems.

Graphical abstract: Multimedia environmental fate and speciation of engineered nanoparticles: a probabilistic modeling approach
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Open Access Paper

Environmental aging alters Al(OH)3 coating of TiO2 nanoparticles enhancing their photocatalytic and phototoxic activities

Environmental aging of Al(OH)3·TiO2 degrades the protective Al(OH)3 coating and alters the activity of the material.

Graphical abstract: Environmental aging alters Al(OH)3 coating of TiO2 nanoparticles enhancing their photocatalytic and phototoxic activities
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Open Access Paper

Fractal aggregation and disaggregation of newly formed iron(III) (hydr)oxide nanoparticles in the presence of natural organic matter and arsenic

This study provides for the first time in situ observations of organic matter and arsenic effects on iron(III) (hydr)oxide precipitation.

Graphical abstract: Fractal aggregation and disaggregation of newly formed iron(iii) (hydr)oxide nanoparticles in the presence of natural organic matter and arsenic
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Open Access Paper

Effects of crystallite size on the structure and magnetism of ferrihydrite

The structure and magnetic properties of nano-sized (1.6 to 4.4 nm) ferrihydrite samples are systematically investigated through a combination of X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray pair distribution function (PDF), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and magnetic analyses.

Graphical abstract: Effects of crystallite size on the structure and magnetism of ferrihydrite
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Open Access Paper

Interaction between palladium-doped zerovalent iron nanoparticles and biofilm in granular porous media: characterization, transport and viability

Transport of reactive Pd-NZVI particles in subsurface environments is limited in the presence of biofilm on aquifer grains.

Graphical abstract: Interaction between palladium-doped zerovalent iron nanoparticles and biofilm in granular porous media: characterization, transport and viability
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Open Access Paper

Formation of supported lipid bilayers containing phase-segregated domains and their interaction with gold nanoparticles

Here we describe a method to form phase-segregated domain-containing supported lipid bilayers on silica substrates and demonstrate that the presence of these domains can alter nanoparticle interaction with bilayers.

Graphical abstract: Formation of supported lipid bilayers containing phase-segregated domains and their interaction with gold nanoparticles
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