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2013

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Technological University Dublin

Nanopolystyrene

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Ecotoxicological Assessment Of Silica And Polystyrene Nanoparticles Assessed By A Multitrophic Test Battery, Maria Casado-Gavalda, Ailbhe Macken, Hugh Byrne Jan 2013

Ecotoxicological Assessment Of Silica And Polystyrene Nanoparticles Assessed By A Multitrophic Test Battery, Maria Casado-Gavalda, Ailbhe Macken, Hugh Byrne

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The acute ecotoxicity of different diameters of silica and polyethyleneimine polystyrene (PS-PEI)nanoparticles (NPs)was assessed on a test battery of aquatic organisms representing different trophic levels. Daphnia magna, Thamnocephalus platyurus, Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and Vibrio fischeri, were employed in a series of standard acute ecotoxicity tests and work was complemented with two cytotoxicological end points on a rainbow trout gonadal cell line (RTG-2). Physico-chemical characterization of the NPs was performed in the different test media employed, using dynamic light scattering (DLS) and zeta potentiometry. In contrast to silica NPs exposure, for which no effect was observed for concentrations up to ...