Analysis and Risk of Nanomaterials in Environmental and Food Samples

Edited by

  • Damia Barcelo, Inst. of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Barcelona, Spain
  • Marinella Farré, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Barcelona, Spain

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.

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Analytical chemists, food scientists, environmental scientists, toxicologists


Book information

  • Published: August 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-56328-6


"Elsevier Science and Technology's new book presents the latest studies and ecotoxicological assessment of nanomaterials in food and the environment in detail. Besides summarizing the latest research , this book explains how commonly utilized spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques can complement microscopic methods commonly utilized for characterization of nanomaterials.", September 26, 2013
"I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in the environmental and analytical aspects of NM and NP. It is a comprehensive and stimulating book rich in references to literature."--Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, July 26, 2013

Table of Contents

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 Rezińá
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