Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials

Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials

Environmental Health and Safety

1st Edition - August 23, 2021

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  • Editors: Chaudhery Hussain, Vineet Kumar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128224359
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128224151

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Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials: Environmental Health and Safety discusses the reactive properties of FNMs used in a range of applications, and their toxic impact on the environment. Nanomaterials have unique properties that can make them highly reactive. This reactivity can cause unwanted interactions with living cells, an increase in oxidative stress or damage to genetic material - resulting in damage to the environment and local wildlife. This negative impact is often further increased after surface functionalization of nanomaterials with other materials which offer unique properties of their own. To ensure environmental safety and ecological balance, rigorous toxicity testing of functionalized nanomaterials (FNMs) is necessary. This book discusses the toxicological uncertainties of FNMs and the limitations of FNMs in a range of applications. Later chapters propose methods to reliably assess the harm that functionalized nanomaterials can cause to the environment and wildlife, as well covering recent developments in the field of environmental health safety. The book concludes with a discussion on the future prospects of safe functionalized nanomaterials.

Key Features

  • Offers a novel, integrated approach, bridging the gap between FNMs and environmental health and safety
  • Analyses the reactive properties of FNMs and their toxicological potential
  • Provides an in-depth look at the impact of functionalized nanomaterials on the environment


Materials scientists, engineers, environmental scientists and those working in the health and safety industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs) and the Environment
    2. Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs) Manufacturing
    3. Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs) and their Exposures Settings
    4. Environmental Fate, Transport, and Human Health Hazards of Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs)
    5. Bioavailability of Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs) in Terrestrial Environments
    6. Occupational Health Hazards of Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs)
    7. Life Cycle Environmental Implications of Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs)
    8. Monitoring and Sampling of Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs)
    9. Risk Assessment and Risk management of Functionalized nanomaterials (FNMs)
    10. Modern Policy and Decision Making for Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs)
    11. Future: Green and Sustainable Functionalized Nanomaterials (FNMs)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 23, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128224359
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128224151

About the Editors

Chaudhery Hussain

Chaudhery Hussain
Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Lab Director in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA. His research is focused on Environmental management, Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Analytical Chemistry of Various Industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Lab Director, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA

Vineet Kumar

Vineet Kumar is currently working as Assistant Professor (Biotechnology) in the School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, LPU, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. His areas of interest include natural plant product based green synthesis of nanoparticles, nanotoxicity testing of nanoparticles and application of nanoparticles in drug delivery, food technology, sensing, dye degradation and catalysis. He has published many articles in these areas featuring in peer-reviewed reputed journals. He is also serving as editorial board member and reviewer for international peer reviewed journals and international research projects. He has received various awards. has published four books for CRC, Taylor & Francis Group and six books for Springer and two books for Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Phagwara, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

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