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Title: Analysis and assessment of the occurrence, the fate and the behavior of nanomaterials in the environment
Authors: Farré Urgell, Marinel.la, Sanchís, Josep, Barceló, Damià
Keywords: Analysis
Carbon nanomaterial
Engineered nanoparticle
Environment
Fullerene
Human health
Nanomaterial
Nanoparticle
Nanotube
Quantum dot
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Nanomaterials have one dimension <100 nm and possess physico-chemical properties dictated by their unusually small size, large surface area, shape and chemical composition. New properties of nanomaterials have boosted their production and industrial applications in many fields (e.g., microelectronics, catalysis, fuel cells, materials science, textiles, biotechnology and medicine). In biomedical fields, nanomaterials are of the appropriate dimensions to interact with biological matter. However, they may also have negative effects on biological systems. Nanotechnology is a major, innovative, scientific and economic growth area, but the increasing production and use of nanomaterials have led to calls for more information regarding the potential impacts that their release may have on human health and the environment. This review addresses analytical approaches for characterization and quantification of nanomaterials in the environment and recent studies on their occurrence, fate and behavior.
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2010.11.014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/57893
ISSN: 0167-2940
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Citation: TRAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry 30(2): 517-527 (2011))
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