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Nanotechnology Safety - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444594389, 9780444594587

Nanotechnology Safety

1st Edition

Editor: R. Asmatulu
eBook ISBN: 9780444594587
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444594389
Paperback ISBN: 9780444602350
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th June 2013
Page Count: 256
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Nanotechnology is a new and emerging discipline that is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. The usage of nanosystems, nanomaterials, nano-devices, etc. permeates all aspects of society. Cancer targeting and curing nanosystems are being introduced into the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries; so are lightweight energy absorbing or blast-proof nanohybrid material in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries and high-efficiency energy harvesting nanomaterials, etc. Society has a vested interest in knowing how these new materials, devices and systems are changing the economy and similar landscapes. The book outlines the regulatory and environmental issues related to nanotechnology per industry, offers guidelines in assessing the risks and discusses the legal and socioeconomical issues involved. Case studies will be utilized to provide examples of the positive and negative impacts of nanotechnology.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview and the basis for understanding the critical importance of the reactivity and efficacy of nanomaterials and the emerging role of nanotechnology in society
  • Explains the fundamentals, ethics, regulatory and environmental issues of nanosafety and how they shape the emerging nanotechnology industry and markets and includes extensive lists of glossary terms, terminologies and concepts needed for Material Data Safety Sheets
  • Discusses the relevance and specificity of nanosafety issues per industry and includes discussions on the "Homeland Security and Infrastructure Industries" of interest to society in general
  • Includes nanotechnology risk assessment and delineates and quantifies the risk assessment process for nanotechnology safety of paramount importance to most industries and systems
  • Outlines the legal and intellectual property ramifications of nanotechnology and its impact on productivity and society


Chemists, chemical engineers and material scientists in nanomaterial research and applications; Engineers in industry; Senior and graduate students in various universities with research programs in nanoscale science, engineering and technology

Table of Contents

1. Nanotechnology Emerging Trends, Markets, and Concerns
2. Fundamentals of Safety
3. Safety and Ethics of Nanotechnology
4. Regulatory and Environmental Issues of Nanotechnology Safety
5. Nanotechnology Safety in the Automotive Industry
6. Nanotechnology Safety in the Biomedical Industry
7. Nanotechnology Safety in the Aerospace Industry
8. Nanotechnology Safety in the Construction and Infrastructure Industries
9. Food Safety Applications of Nanoparticles
10. Nanotechnology Safety in the Energy Industry
11. Nanotechnology Safety in the Electronics and Telecommunication Industries
12. Nanotechnology Safety in the Marine Industry
13. Implications of Nanotechnology Safety of Sensors on Homeland Security Industries
14. Nanotechnology Risk Assessment
15. Nanotechnology Safety Certification
16. Physical and Biochemical Risk Phenomena in Nanotechnology


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About the Editor

R. Asmatulu

R. Asmatulu

Ramazan Asmatulu is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, USA. His research interests include both theoretical and experimental understanding of nanoparticles for solar cells, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and biodiesel production; laminate and sandwich composites for aircraft and wind turbine manufacturing; functionalization and crosslinking of CNT wires; modeling and simulation of solid structures; highly durable nanocomposite thin films for lightning strike prevention, EMI shielding and fire retardancy; electrospun nanofibers for scaffolding, biosensors, structural health monitoring and water splitting; nanocomposite coatings against corrosion, moisture and UV degradation; nanomembranes for waste water filtration; and nanoemulsion and hydrogel-based targeted drug delivery systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, KS, USA


"Mechanical, chemical, and other engineers survey risks and means for reducing them in nanotechnology as it is practiced in different fields. Among the topics are safety and ethics of nanotechnology, regulatory and environmental issues, food safety applications of nanoparticles, nanotechnology safety in electronics and telecommunications, implications of nanotechnology safety of sensors for homeland security, and physical and biochemical risk phenomena in nanotechnology." --Reference and Research Book News, December 2013

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