The application of nanotechnology in different consumer products has delivered new products with highly desirable properties, but at same time has opened a new window for a wide group of emerging contaminants and a new type of human exposure which needs to be assessed.
Most of the current human toxicological information on nanomaterials comes from nano-sized particles in air, and their effects via inhalation. Other routes of human exposure, such as water and food, and the effects on human health and the environment have been less studied. It is the recent research in these areas that is highlighted here in one of the first books covering the analysis and ecotoxicological evaluation of nanomaterials in food and the environment, with both matrices being of considerable interest. In addition to providing a global summary of recent research, this book shows how widely used chromatographic and spectroscopic methods can be added to the analytical arsenal of microscopic techniques that have commonly been used to characterize nanomaterials.
- Describes the analytical techniques used to characterize nanomaterials and their applications in environmental or food samples
- Includes analysis and ecotoxicological evaluation of nanomaterials in food and environmental matrices
- Takes a detailed look at the research on emerging fields of human exposure to nanomaterials and their environmental risks
1. Introduction to the analysis and risk of nanomaterials in environmental and food samples, Marinella Farre and Damià Barceló 2. Analysis of nanoparticles based on electrophoretic separations, A. I. López-Lorente, B. M. Simonet, and Miguel Valcárcel 3. Biopolymer-based nanomaterials: Potential applications in bioremediation of contaminated wastewaters and soils, Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, Surinder Kaur, Mausam Verma, and Satinder Kaur Brar 4. Analysis and fate of organic nanomaterials in environmental samples, Josep Sanchís, Marinella Farré, and Damiá Barceló 5. Characterization of engineered nanoparticles in natural waters, Anne Galyean, Howard S. Weinberg, R. David Holbrook and Michael Leopold 6. Chemical and ecotoxicological assessment of dendrimers in the aquatic environment, Maria M. Ulaszewska, M. Dolores Hernando, Ana Uclés, Roberto Rosal, Antonio Rodríguez, Eloy Garcia-Calvo and Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba 7. Engineered nanoparticles in textiles and textile wastewaters, Iva Rezic 8. Inorganic nanoparticles and the environment: Balancing benefits and risks, Eudald Casals and Victor Puntes 9. Fullerenes in environmental samples: C60 in atmospheric particulate matter, Troy Benn, Pierre Herckes and Paul Westerhoff 10. Nanomaterials in food, which way forward? Yolanda Picó and Cristina Blasco
Prof. dr. Barcelo Damia, Director of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) and Professor at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Barcelona, Spain. His expertise is in water quality assessment and management, fate, risk and removal of emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plants and analysis, fate and risk of emerging contaminants and nanomaterials in the aquatic environment. He published over 900 papers, 200 book chapters and has h index 91. He was a coordinator of several national and EU projects and at the moment he coordinates two EU projects: GLOBAQUA , on multiple stressors in the aquatic environment and SEA-on-a-CHIP, on the development of sensor technolgies for emerging contamaints in marine aquaculture. He is CoEditor in Chief of the journal Science of Total Environment and the book series Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, both form Elsevier..