No significant toxicological effects were found on soil or water organisms when ecotoxicological tests were undertaken for a range of nanoparticles that could be used for remediation projects. NANOFER 25S is one such product, made from nanoscale zero-valent iron, used for the remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons in the large scale flume pilot experiment, and at Spolchemie I, Czech Republic within NanoRem project.
Nanoparticles were tested for their effects on a range of organisms, mostly using standard methods published e.g. by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These organisms were:
Ecotoxicity testing will continue for any new nanoparticles or formulations developed as the NanoRem project progresses.
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