Nanomaterials: A Danger or a Promise? [electronic resource] : A Chemical and Biological Perspective / edited by Roberta Brayner, Fernand Fiévet, Thibaud Coradin.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: VIII, 399 p. 120 illus., 14 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781447142133Subject(s): Engineering | System safety | Nanotechnology | Engineering | Nanotechnology and Microengineering | Nanotechnology | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and RiskAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.5 LOC classification: T174.7Online resources: Click here to access online
1.The Polyol Process.-2.Synthesis of Organic and Bio-organic Nanoparticles: An overview of the Preparation Methods -- 3.Quantum Dots as Biomarker -- 4.Magnetic Nanaparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Hyperthermia Applications -- 5.Nanomaterials: Applications in Drug delivery -- 6.Titanium dioxide in photocatalysis -- 7.Nanotechnology assets in biosensors design for environmental monitoring -- 8.Respiratory toxicity of carbon nanotubes -- 9.Fate and health impact of inorganic manufactured nanoparticles -- 10.Impacts and physico-chemical behavior of inorganic nanoparticles in the environment -- 11.Ecotoxicological impact of ZnO and CdE (E = S,Se, Te) quantum dots on microorganisms -- 12.Cerium oxide nanoparticles: structure, applications, reactivity and eco-toxicology -- 13.Nanomaterials from renewable resources -- 14.Emerging questions for emerging technologies : is there a law for the Nano? -- 15.Nanomaterials in political life. In the democracies of nanotechnology.
With the increased presence of nanomaterials in commercial products such as cosmetics and sunscreens, fillers in dental fillings, water filtration process, catalysis, photovoltaic cells, bio-detection, a growing public debate is emerging on toxicological and environmental effects of direct and indirect exposure to these materials. Nanomaterials: A Danger or a Promise? forms a balanced overview of the health and environmental issues of nanoscale materials. By considering both the benefits and risks associated with nanomaterials, Nanomaterials: A Danger or a Promise? compiles a complete and detailed image of the many aspects of the interface between nanomaterials and their real-life application. The full cycle of nanomaterials life will be presented and critically assessed to consider and answer questions such as: · How are nanomaterials made? · What they are used for? · What is their environmental fate? · Can we make them better? Including coverage of relevant aspects about the toxicity of manufactured nanomaterials, nanomaterials life cycle, exposure issues, Nanomaterials: A Danger or a Promise? provides a comprehensive overview of the actual knowledge in these fields but also presents perspectives for the future development of a safer nanoscience. This comprehensive resource is a key reference for students, researcher, manufacturers and industry professionals alike.