New article in Chemosphere: “Effect of ZnO nanoparticles on Zn, Cu, and Pb dissolution in a green bioretention system for urban stormwater remediation”

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.

Enjoy!

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