The Study of Surface Accumulated Silica Nanoparticles from “Weathered” Polymer Nanocomposites Using ICP-OES

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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.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2014 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 15, 2014
Pages: 270 - 273
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Sustainable Materials
ISBN: 978-1-4822-5819-6