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Biological activity of carbon nanoparticles produced in combustion process

In the recent years industrial applications of carbon allotropes such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene have been tested extensively, thus justifying research on the environmental impact these materials have. In the current paper we compare EDS spectroscopy results of a cabin filter used in a car to a filter used in an air purifier inside a residential space. The contaminants adsorbed on the carbon nanoparticles trapped in both types of filters allows for determining of their source of origin demonstrating clearly the dominant role of non-road emissions in Poland. Finally we present the experimental study on the growth of plants on substrates intentionally enriched with CNTs.
Topic: Global trends in engine technology
Author: Jarosław KAŁUŻNY
Co-authors: Natalia IDASZEWSKA
Tomasz RUNKA
Adam PIASECKI
Marek NOWICKI
Jerzy MERKISZ