The CEINT Mesocosm Facility is home to 30 complex simulated wetland ecosystems, enabling a wide array of uniquely realistic investigations into the mechanisms that govern nanomaterial transport, transformation, ecological interactions, biouptake and biological interactions. A common watering hole for researchers across CEINT, the mesocosms foster close integration in formulation of research questions, experimental designs, and data collection across a wide array of disciplines. The findings from these environmentally relevant systems provide a continuous source of critical information that helps prioritize the focus of experimental research at the laboratory and microcosm scales as well as informs the theoretical models CEINT is developing to predict nanomaterial interactions with the environment.
Real-time view, inside mesocosm facility.
New experiments begin May 2013.
Sampling schedule and overview of project timeline.