Fate of engineered nanomaterials in managed waste facilities
Managed waste facilities (“reactors”) act as crucial conduits for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) prior to release to the environment . Key reactors include wastewater treatment plants, solid waste and dedicated sewage sludge incinerators, and landfills. Within each reactor, ENM can be physically (aggregation) and chemically (speciation) transformed, and the initial coating may be replaced by other substances (‘eco-corona’) or biologically degraded. The physical-chemical properties of the transformed ENMs are however are still very poorly investigated. Thus, the aim of this project is to establish transformation and release rates of ENM during their passage through different reactors.
Peer reviewed publications
• Gogos, A., Voegelin, A. and Kaegi, R. Influence of organic compounds on the sulfidation of copper oxide nanoparticles. Environmental Science: Nano, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8EN00523K .
• Kah, M., Kookana, R.S., Gogos, A. and Bucheli, T.D., A critical evaluation of nanopesticides and nanofertilizers against their conventional analogues, Nature Nanotechnology 2018; 13: 677–684.
• Gogos, A., Thalmann, B., Voegelin, A. and Kaegi, R. Sulfidation kinetics of copper oxide nanoparticles. Environmental Science: Nano, 2017; 4(8):1733-1741.
• Moll, J., Klingenfuss, F., Widmer, F., Gogos, A. , Bucheli, T.D., Hartmann, M. and van der Heijden, M.G.A. Effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on soil microbial communities and wheat biomass. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 2017; 111: 85-93.
• Gogos A., Moll J., Klingenfuss F., Heijden M., Irin F., Green MJ et al. Vertical transport and plant uptake of nanoparticles in a soil mesocosm experiment. Journal of Nanobiotechnology. 2016;14(1):1
• Moll, J., Gogos, A., Bucheli, T. D., Widmer, F., & Heijden, M. G. Effect of nanoparticles on red clover and its symbiotic microorganisms. Journal of Nanobiotechnology. 2016;14(1), 1.
• Moll, J., Okupnik, A., Gogos, A., Knauer, K., Bucheli, T. D., van der Heijden, M. G., & Widmer, F. Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on Red Clover and Its Rhizobial Symbiont. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(5).
• Petersen, E. J., Flores-Cervantes, D. X., Bucheli, T. D., Elliott, L., Fagan, J. A., Gogos, A., et al. Quantification of carbon nanotubes in environmental matrices: Current capabilities, case studies, and future prospects. Environmental Science & Technology 2016;50(9):4587-605.
• Gogos A, Kaegi R, Zenobi R, Bucheli TD. Capabilities of asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation coupled to multi-angle light scattering to detect carbon nanotubes in soot and soil. Environmental Science: Nano. 2014;1(6):584-94
• Mortimer M, Gogos A, Bartolomé N, Kahru A, Bucheli TD, Slaveykova VI. Potential of Hyperspectral Imaging Microscopy for Semi-quantitative Analysis of Nanoparticle Uptake by Protozoa. Environmental Science and Technology. 2014;48(15):8760-7.
• Gogos A, Knauer K, Bucheli TD. Nanomaterials in Plant Protection and Fertilization: Current State, Foreseen Applications, and Research Priorities. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2012;60(39):9781-92
• Evangelou MWH, Deram A, Gogos A, Studer B, Schulin R. Assessment of suitability of tree species for the production of biomass on trace element contaminated soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2012;209-210(0):233-9
2015-present PostDoc in the Department of Process Engineering, Eawag, Switzerland
2011-2015 PhD student in Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Agroscope/ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Thesis: "Engineered nanomaterials in the agricultural environment: current state of applications and development of analytical methods"
2003-2010 German diploma "Biology", RWTH Aachen, Germany
Thesis, conducted at the Soil Protection Group, ETH Zurich : “Application of woolhydrolysate as a biochelator for the biofortification of mineral micronutrients for human nutrition”