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According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Overall, although released Ag(+) is known to be the critical effector of the antimicrobial activity of AgNPs, the nanoparticles apparently delivered Ag(+) to bacteria more effectively and exerted more pronounced microbial population shifts that would hinder some wastewater treatment processes."
For more information on this research see: Pyrosequencing reveals higher impact of silver nanoparticles than Ag+ on the microbial community structure of activated sludge.
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