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Closed Access item 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
Citation:TRAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry 30(2): 517-527 (2011))
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
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