Nanomaterials in the Environment covers all aspects of manufactured nanomaterials and their impact and behavior in the environment. Starting with a general overview of the field, emphasizing key points and background, the book then covers crucial specific areas, including nanomaterial transformations in the environment due to dissolution, aggregation, and other processes, and the modeling of environmental exposure and fate. A chapter on formation of the "eco-corona investigates the state of the art with specific reference to the protein corona literature in human health. Finally, there are chapters on mechanisms of biouptake and toxicity.
The fast-moving nature of the field and the quality of the submissions make this book essential reading for all those working in this area. It is suitable for researchers from Masters-level upwards, and for regulators and industry. The book can also be used as a high-level teaching aid.
- Edited and written by leaders in this area
- Environmental behavior and effects are discussed in depth
- Useful for specialists and generalists at all levels of experience
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Ch. 1 Nanomaterials and the environment, M Baalousha, W. How, J. R. Lead, and E. Valsami-Jones Ch. 2 Transformations of nanomaterials in the environment, S.M. Louie, R. Ma and G. Lowry Ch. 3 Environmental fate and exposure modeling of nanomaterials, M. Scheringer, A. Praetorius and E.S. Goldberg Ch. 4 Macromolecular coronas; importance in nanotoxicology and nanoecotoxicology, I. Lynch, E. Valsami-Jones, J. R. Lead, K Dawson Ch. 5 Bioavailability and bioaccumulation of metal-based engineered nanomaterials in aquatic environments: Concepts and processes, S. Luoma, F.R. Kahn and M-N. Croteau Ch. 6 Mechanisms of nanotoxicity, K. Schirmer