The impact of nanoparticles on the environment and, more importantly, the human population has been of great interest for the past few years. Release of these nanoparticles from different materials from wear or climate exposure has been explored to aid in the assessment of risk to the ecosystem. In our studies, the release and surface accumulation of silica nanoparticles on polymer nanocomposites due to weathering under controlled conditions (i.e. humidity, temperature, and UV radiation) has been investigated. Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) is one of the techniques utilized to ascertain the nanosilica surface accumulation.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Nanotechnology 2014: Electronics, Manufacturing, Environment, Energy & Water
Published: June 15, 2014
Pages: 82 - 85
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Environmental Health & Safety of Nanomaterials