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Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128224151

Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials

1st Edition

Environmental Health and Safety

Editors: Chaudhery Hussain Vineet Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128224151
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2021
Page Count: 465
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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)


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


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About the Editors

Chaudhery Hussain

Chaudhery Hussain

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain is Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Director of Chemistry & EVSc Labs in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA. His research is focused on the applications of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, Environmental Management, Analytical Chemistry and various industries. He is author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as prolific author and editor of several scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Vineet Kumar

Vineet Kumar

Dr. Vineet Kumar is engaged in understanding the role and mechanism of rhizospheric bacterial communities in the degradation and detoxification of organic and inorganic pollutants in industrial wastewater. He has been qualified (2013) National Eligibility Test (NET) and awarded merit certificate by Honourable Vice Chancellor of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow and “Young Scientist Award-2018” by Agro-Environmental Development Society (AEDS), India. He is the editor of one book “Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants” (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group), USA. He has published many scientific papers, chapters, and popular science articles in several international and national scientific journals, proceedings, books, and magazines. He has been also served as a potential reviewer for various scientific journals and book proposals from Springer and Elsevier in his research areas. He has been presented his research works in various national and international con-ferences. He is a life member of several scientific societies including; The Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), The Biotech Research Society (BRSI), India and Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), India

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Microbiology (DEM), Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India