Silver Nanoparticles in the Environment

  • Jingfu Liu
  • Guibin Jiang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sujuan Yu, Jingfu Liu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sujuan Yu, Xiaoxia Zhou, Jingfu Liu
    Pages 9-42
  4. Yongguang Yin, Sujuan Yu, Xiaoya Yang, Jingfu Liu, Guibin Jiang
    Pages 43-72
  5. Yongguang Yin, Sujuan Yu, Mohai Shen, Jingfu Liu, Guibin Jiang
    Pages 73-108
  6. Qunfang Zhou, Wei Liu, Yanmin Long, Cheng Sun, Guibin Jiang
    Pages 109-138
  7. Sujuan Yu, Lingxiangyu Li, Qunfang Zhou, Jingfu Liu, Guibin Jiang
    Pages 139-152

About this book


This comprehensive book covers the environmental issues concerning silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Following an introduction to the history, properties and applications, the environmental concerns of AgNPs is discussed. In the second chapter, the separation, characterization and quantification of AgNPs in environment samples are described in detail. In the remaining parts of the book, the authors focus on the environmental processes and effects of AgNPs, with chapters on the pathway into environment, fate and transport, toxicological effects and mechanisms, as well as the environmental bioeffects and safety-assessment of AgNPs in the environment.

This book is designed to describe current understanding of the environmental aspects of AgNPs. It provides a valuable resource to students and researchers in environmental science and technology, nanotechnology, toxicology, materials science and ecology; as well as to professionals involved in the production and consumption of AgNPs in various areas including catalysis, food products, textiles/fabrics, and medical products and devices.

Jingfu Liu and Guibin Jiang are professors at State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Anthropogenic pathway Environmental bioeffects Environmental concerns Fate and of transformation of AgNPs Safety assessment Separation and determination of AgNPs Silver nanoparticles Source of AgNPs Toxicological effects and mechanisms Transport and distribution of AgNPs

Editors and affiliations

  • Jingfu Liu
    • 1
  • Guibin Jiang
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Center for Eco-Environmental SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Research Center for Eco-Environmental SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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