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Environment, Health and Safety Research

An investigation into the effects of nanoparticles on the bacterial diversity of freshwater and coastal marine sediments

Project Information

Principal Investigator
InstitutionPlymouth Marine Laboratory
Project URLView
Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorEnvironment
Broad Research Categories Exposure
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$76,619.00
Annual Funding$76,619.00
Funding SourceNERC
Funding Mechanism
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2008
Anticipated End Year2009


To use laboratory-based exposure experiments to test the hypothesis that nanoparticles with known antibacterial properties could alter the diversity of the bacterial population in the sediment and the overlying water of freshwater and coastal environments