Overall, there are very little data on the environmental behaviour. In a comparative study of several nanomaterials, nanoscale copper showed a relatively good mobility in artificial soil.

 

High salt concentrations resulted in a reduction of the mobility, whereas in the presence of humic acids, a slight increase was observed. Only few ions dissolute from the copper oxide nanoparticles used [1].

 

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  1. Ben-Moshe, T et al. (2010), Chemosphere, 81(3): 387-393.

 

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