—The fate of engineering nanoparticles (ENPs) determines how long they stay in a certain compartment such as freshwater. Many factors such as diameter of suspended particles in freshwater, depth of freshwater, may affect the fate of ENPs in freshwater with different extent. Dissolution rate (kdiss
) of ENPs has been demonstrated as one of the most significant parameters. However, the influences of kdiss
on relative importance of the other parameters are still not clear. In this study, the relative importance of four parameters has been calculated with the kdiss
being fixed to eight different values respectively. The relative importance decreases along with the increasing kdiss values. The results are well fitted (R2
> 0.999) by an exponential associate function, which simplifies the calculation of the relative importance of the studied parameters.
—Dissolution rate, fate model, nanoparticle,
sensitivity analysis, exponential associate function.
Yubing Pu is with the Laboratoire de Nanotechnologie et
d’Instrumentation Optique and the Centre de Recherches et d’Etudes
Interdisciplinaires sur le Développement Durable, ICD, UMR-CNRS 6281,
Université de Technologie de Troyes, 10004 Troyes cedex, France (e-mail:
Bertrand Laratte was with the Centre de Recherches et d’Etudes
Interdisciplinaires sur le Développement Durable, Université de Technologie
de Troyes, 10004 Troyes, France. He is now with the Institute of Mechanics
and Engineering, I2M, UMR-CNRS 5295, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 33405
Talence cedex, France and Technopole Izarbel, APESA, 64210 Bidart,
France (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Rodica Elena Ionescu is with the Laboratoire de Nanotechnologie et
d’Instrumentation Optique, Université de Technologie de Troyes, ICD,
UMR-CNRS 6281, 10004 Troyes cedex, France (e-mail:
Cite: Yubing Pu, Bertrand Laratte, and Rodica Elena Ionescu, "Influence of Dissolution on Fate of Nanoparticles in Freshwater," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 347-354, 2017.