In a recent publication from the Environmental and Soil Chemistry group, we present a method enabling us to detect anthropogenic TiO2 nanoparticles in soil despite the presence of a high natural background. The method relies of colloidal extraction and trace elements ratio using ICP-MS.Continue reading
Tag Archives: nanoparticles
Can clay minerals make copper oxide nanoparticles toxic?
In this blogpost by Jonas Fischer, springtails were exposed to copper oxide nanoparticles at realistic field concentrations in four soils of varying properties. Toxic effects occurred only in loamy soils and mostly at the lowest test concentrations. Reduced nanoparticle agglomeration and clay-nanoparticle interactions were considered being responsible for this observation.Continue reading
SETAC SciCon: Spotlight on our presentations (Part 3)
Our research at University of Koblenz-Landau is going virtual at SETAC SciCon! In this three-part blog series, we highlight several poster and platform presentations of our researchers: Today, find out what Ralf. B. Schäfer, Alexander Feckler, and Eric Bollinger have planned for the conference.Continue reading
SETAC SciCon: Spotlight on our presentations (Part 2)
Our research at University of Koblenz-Landau is going virtual at SETAC SciCon! In this three-part blog series, we highlight several poster and platform presentations of our researchers: Today, find out what Elena Adams and Roy Rajdeep have planned for the conference.Continue reading
PhD position in Nano-Ecotoxicology at Uni Gothenburg
University of Gothenburg in Sweden is hiring a PhD student in environmental science to test the toxicity of pristine and weathered nanoparticles on fish derived cell lines and fish embryos.Continue reading
Indirect effects of silver nanoparticles in aquatic invertebrates
In this post, Mirco Bundschuh talks about a recently published open access paper entitled “Microbially-mediated indirect effects of silver nanoparticles on aquatic invertebrates”.
Nanoparticles in the environment – Lessons learned today?
In this post, Simon Lüderwald talks about their recently accepted literature review “Nanoparticles in the environment – where do we come from, where do we go to?”.
BSc thesis / RPC opportunity on nanoparticles
We are offering a Bachelor thesis or Research Project Course (RPC) on the topic “Testing nanoparticle effects in aquatic ecosystems – a feasibility study”.
PhD position on nanoparticle characterization at UFZ Leipzig
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Leipzig offers a PhD position on nanoparticle characterization in complex media within the Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry.
Does the ecotoxicity of nanoparticles depend on the NOM quality of surface waters?
In this post, Frank Seitz reports about their recent paper “Quantity and quality of natural organic matter influence the ecotoxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles”. Continue reading