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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Collaborative Research: Fullerene Aggregation in Aquatic Systems

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorMenachem Elimelech
InstitutionYale University
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorEnvironment
Broad Research Categories Hazard
Generation, Dispersion, Transformation etc.
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$116,750.00
Annual Funding$58,375.00
Funding SourceNSF
Funding MechanismExtramural
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2005
Anticipated End Year2007


This collaborative proposal is to investigate fullerene-based nanomaterial aggregation. Recent results suggest that these materials may be toxic, and there is agreement that the environmental fate of nanomaterials should be investigated. This proposal will address some of these issues for the specific nanomaterial (fullerenes). The investigators will use a balanced approach of experimental work coupled with kinetic modeling.