University of Florida Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Environmental Nanotechnology



Fate and Transport of Nanoparticles in Porous Media


This project mainly focuses on to advance current knowledge of environmental fate and transport of natural and engineered nanoparticles to inform science-based strategies to avoid the adverse environmental impacts. We are particularly interested in elucidating the governing mechanisms of the filtration and transport of natural and engineered nanoparticles in water-saturated and unsaturated porous media.



MicroscopeColumn Breakthrough
MicroscopeCarbon Nanotube (CNT)
MicroscopeRainfall Simulator


Selected Publications

  • Tian, Y., B. Gao, C. Silvera-Batista, K. Zigler. 2010. Transport of Engineered Nanoparticles in Saturated Porous Media. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-010-9912-7


Drs. J-C Bonzongo (UF), Greg Kiker (UF), Charles Y. Cao (UF), Liuyang Yang (NJU), and Kirk Ziegler (UF)