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Moscow University Soil Science Bulletin

, Volume 68, Issue 3, pp 129–134 | Cite as

Engineered nanomaterials in soil: Sources of entry and migration pathways

  • M. M. Gladkova
  • V. A. Terekhova
Ecology

Abstract

This review analyzes the present-day problems and expansion pathways of engineered nanomaterials in the environment, particularly in soils and related habitats (water and air). The sources of unintentional and intentional nanoparticle entry (NP entry) into natural systems are discussed. Attention is focused on the problem of bioavailability of engineered nanomaterials in soils due to the high variation in the conditions of a location.

Keywords

nanomaterials pollutant toxicity migration soils 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Land Resource and Soil Assessment DepartmentMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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