Chapter 12. Sources, Fate and Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment

  1. Saura C. Sahu3 and
  2. Daniel A. Casciano4
  1. David S. Barber1,
  2. Nancy D. Denslow1,
  3. R. Joseph Griffitt2 and
  4. Christopher J. Martyniuk1

Published Online: 18 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747803.ch12



How to Cite

Barber, D. S., Denslow, N. D., Griffitt, R. J. and Martyniuk, C. J. (2009) Sources, Fate and Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment, in Nanotoxicity (eds S. C. Sahu and D. A. Casciano), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747803.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Toxicology, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 8301 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708, USA

  2. 4

    Department for Applied Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

  2. 2

    Gulf Coast Research Center, Department of Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 21 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470741375

Online ISBN: 9780470747803



  • engineered nanomaterials in aquatic environment - sources, fate and effects;
  • engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and IUPAC;
  • Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;
  • particle characterization under actual exposure conditions;
  • single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) in surrounding air;
  • ENMs release by abrasion and ENM-containing product weathering;
  • engineered nanomaterial fate in aquatic environment;
  • multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and nanomaterial environmental transformation;
  • diet and trophic transfer of ENMs;
  • particle physical properties influencing particle fate and transport in environment, in biota


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Entry of ENMs into the Aquatic Environment

  • Fate of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment

  • Biotic Fate and Transport in Aquatic Organisms

  • Toxicity of Nanomaterials in Aquatic Organisms

  • Conclusions

  • References