Environmental Nanotechnology: Applications and Impacts of Nanomaterials, Second Edition

by: Mark R. Wiesner, Jean-Yves Bottero


Abstract: The groundbreaking text on the impact of nanomaterials on the environment—completely updated to reflect the latest breakthroughs and developments. Co-written by a team of leading experts from around the world, Environmental Nanotechnology provides a thorough look at nanomaterial technologies, their use in engineering applications, and their effect on the environment. The Second Edition expertly addresses the rapid and extensive developments that have taken place in this area over the past decade. Since the release of the First Edition, we have learned much more about the impact of nanomaterials on organisms and ecosystems. Methods have been developed where there were few accepted procedures in the past. Thinking has evolved to consider the life-cycle effects of nanomaterial production, and tools for risk forecasting are now under development. The Second Edition of Environmental Nanotechnology has been extensively updated and revised to capture these cutting-edge advances in all-new chapters that include Ecotoxicology Principles for Manufactured Nanomaterials, Nanomaterials in Ecosystems, Risk Forecasting and Life-Cycle Considerations, and Nanotechnology Governance for Sustainable Science and Policy. Sections include: • Overview (Nanotechnology and the Environment) • Principles and Methods • Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials • Environmental Implications Environmental Nanotechnology will prove invaluable in helping to address the challenges associated with meeting society's needs for energy and materials in an environmentally responsible fashion.
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Title: Environmental Nanotechnology: Applications and Impacts of Nanomaterials, Second Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2017 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071828444

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Mark R. Wiesner holds the James B. Duke Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University, where he has appointments in the Pratt School of Engineering and the Nicholas School of the Environment. He serves as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the National Science Foundation's Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT). His work has focused on applications of emerging nanomaterials to membrane science and water treatment and an examination of the fate, transport, and effects of nanomaterials in the environment. From Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Wiesner holds a B.A. in mathematics and biology from Coe College, an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and he did postdoctoral work in chemical engineering at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC). He is a musician (electric and double bass), a 2004 de Fermat Laureate, and the 2011 recipient of the Clarke Water Prize, and he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2015.

Jean-Yves Bottero is CNRS Research Director Emeritus at CEREGE (Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, Collège de France) and former director of Labex SERENADE [Laboratory of Excellence for Safe(r) Ecodesign Research and Education Applied to Nanomaterial Development], which gathers 15 French partners, 13 academic partners, and 2 industry partners active in nanoproducts and end of life. He also holds an appointment as adjunct professor at Duke University. His research addresses physicochemical phenomena of surfaces and particles. Dr. Bottero's early work addressed the structure of materials used in water treatment at the nanometric scale, and most notably demonstrated for the first time the existence of the Al13 species that controls the chemistry of the now widely used "polyaluminum" coagulants. He has worked extensively on topics ranging from particle aggregation and membrane filtration to solid waste disposal and reuse. More recently, Dr. Bottero has been a senior spokesman in Europe on advancing the agenda for research on possible environmental and health impacts of nanomaterials, serving as president of the Ecotechnology Committee of l'Agence Nationale de La Recherche, a member of the expert committee "Assessment of the Risks Associated with Nanomaterials" at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), and an expert for the OECD regarding the effects of nanomaterials on the effluent treatment in the wastewater treatment plant and agriculture application.

Description: The groundbreaking text on the impact of nanomaterials on the environment—completely updated to reflect the latest breakthroughs and developments. Co-written by a team of leading experts from around the world, Environmental Nanotechnology provides a thorough look at nanomaterial technologies, their use in engineering applications, and their effect on the environment. The Second Edition expertly addresses the rapid and extensive developments that have taken place in this area over the past decade. Since the release of the First Edition, we have learned much more about the impact of nanomaterials on organisms and ecosystems. Methods have been developed where there were few accepted procedures in the past. Thinking has evolved to consider the life-cycle effects of nanomaterial production, and tools for risk forecasting are now under development. The Second Edition of Environmental Nanotechnology has been extensively updated and revised to capture these cutting-edge advances in all-new chapters that include Ecotoxicology Principles for Manufactured Nanomaterials, Nanomaterials in Ecosystems, Risk Forecasting and Life-Cycle Considerations, and Nanotechnology Governance for Sustainable Science and Policy. Sections include: • Overview (Nanotechnology and the Environment) • Principles and Methods • Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials • Environmental Implications Environmental Nanotechnology will prove invaluable in helping to address the challenges associated with meeting society's needs for energy and materials in an environmentally responsible fashion.