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SOIL, 1, 1–21, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-1-2015

Special issue: An introduction to SOIL

SOIL, 1, 1–21, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-1-2015

Review article 05 Jan 2015

Review article | 05 Jan 2015

Carbon nanomaterials in clean and contaminated soils: environmental implications and applications

M. J. Riding et al.

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The behaviour of carbon nanomaterials (CNMs) in soils is highly complex and dynamic. As a result, assessments of the possible risks CNMs pose within soil should be conducted on a case-by-case basis. Further work to assess the long-term stability and toxicity of CNM-sorbed contaminants, as well as the toxicity of CNMs themselves, is required to determine if their sorptive abilities can be applied to remedy environmental issues such as land contamination.