Check out our new article by Caldelas et al. (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131045 about the environmental impact of zinc oxide nanoparticles, in partnership with the landscape engineering company Naturalea. Highlights:
• We developed a bioretention system that retained up to 73% zinc, 66% copper, and >99% lead.
• The zinc oxide nanoparticles increased lead solubility, leading to a loss of bioretention efficiency.
• Carex vulpina grew more and retained more nutrients and metals than the other species.
• Plants made a small contribution to metal extraction from stormwater.