The nanotechnology workforce is growing along with the rapid commercialization of nanotechnology, with an estimated 6 million workers by 2020;1 however, risk assessment for nanotechnology workers is still in its infancy because occupational exposure assessment [...]
Evidence continues to grow of the importance of in vitro and in vivo dosimetry in the hazard assessment and ranking of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). Accurate dose metrics are particularly important for in vitro cellular screening [...]
Nanotechnology is a fast growing industry with increasing applications in consumer, industrial, pharmaceutical, and personal care products. One issue facing the nanotechnology sector is that current chemical regulations focus on single chemical substances and do [...]
The increasing number and variety of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) used in food and food contact materials raise concerns regarding potential hazards and risks to human health. ENMs are used for a wide variety of applications [...]
Following advances in the synthesis of manufactured nanomaterials, interest for their inclusion in various consumer products has increased. Due to various factors including their unique optical and antimicrobial properties, likely applications of nanomaterials include textiles, [...]
As the development, production, and use of polymer nanocomposites continues to rise, so too does the likelihood for exposure of their embedded nanoparticles to humans and the environment following nanoparticle release. The release of carbon [...]
The same unique properties of Manufactured Nanomaterials (MNs) and Advanced Materials (AMs) that make them desirable for new product applications may also increase their environmental health and safety (EHS) uncertainty , leading to high risk [...]
, Chappell M.
, Diamond S.
, Kennedy A.J.
, Panchal V.
, Poda A.
, Rycroft T.
, Shih W-S
, Wood M.
, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, US
The novel properties of advanced materials (AdMs), including nanomaterials (NMs), offer opportunities to improve conventional materials and create new material applications. However, these same properties may place AdMs into a high risk prioritization category within [...]
As engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are increasingly incorporated into manufacturing processes and consumer goods, the nanotechnology workforce is also growing, with 6 million workers anticipated by 2020, of which 2 million are projected to work in [...]
, Borysov A.
, Dekaliuk M.
, Demchenko A.P.
, Dudarenko M.
, Galkin M.
, Pastukhov A.
, Pozdnyakova N.
, Vari S.G.
, Palladin Institiute of Biochemistry NAS of Ukraine;, UA
1 Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, NAS of Ukraine – RECOOP CRRC 2 International Research and Innovation in Medicine Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA, CA, USA Carbon dots (C-dots) are a newly discovered class of fluorescent [...]
Graphene oxide (GO) can be used to enhance the properties and extend the service life of polymer nanocomposites (PNCs). GO is a good nanofiller candidate for water-borne polyurethane (WBPU) coatings since GO has outstanding physicochemical [...]
, Brame J.
, Brondum M.
, Chappell M.A.
, Coleman J.
, Cox C.
, Diamond S.A.
, Edwards D.
, Gibbons S.
, Janzen D.
, Kennedy A.J.
, Patel R.
, Shih W-S
, Steevens J.A.
, U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center, US
Here, we describe efforts to characterize the potential environmental impact associated with the manufacture of a newly developed printed electronic temperature sensor using environmental life cycle assessment (Eco-LCA). The sensor is composed of a specialized [...]
Ni3Sn, Ni3Sn2, and Ni3Sn4 intermetallics, novel alloys, were synthesized via mechanical alloying technique, economical and environmentally friendly method. With different contents of nickel and tin, 43, 58, 73% of tin contents, Ni3Sn, Ni3Sn2, and Ni3Sn4, [...]
Nowadays, the cost of bioethanol production from renewable resources is still too high. The significant barrier to improve economy and efficiency of the production process was the cost of enzyme for converting cellulosic biomass into [...]
, Hsueh H-C
, Huang S-R
, Jacobs D.
, Lu C-Y
, Nguyen T.
, Rabb S.A.
, Sung L.
, Yu L.L.
, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
Polymer nanocoatings are widely used outdoor environment because the excellent properties. The addition of nanoparticles can improve performance properties including mechanical, electrical, chemical and ultraviolet resistance. However, because polymer in coating are susceptible to degradation [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Advanced Materials: TechConnect Briefs 2017
Published: May 14, 2017
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Environmental Health & Safety of Nanomaterials