Environmental application and ecological significance of nano-zero valent iron

Biruck Yirsaw, Megharaj Mallavarapu, Zuliang Chen, Ravi Naidu

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Toxicity studies considering both the bare and stabilized forms of zero valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) could be timely, given that ecological risks identified are minimized through modification or with substitution of approaches in the synthesis, development and environmental application of the nanoparticles before succeeding to volume production. This review is focused on the fate, transport and toxicological implications of the bare nZVI and surface modified particles used for environmental applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-98
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Nano zero valent iron
  • Toxicity
  • ecological
  • nanoparticles
  • nZVI
  • Stabilized form of nZVI


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