Nanotechnology Safety, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444594582
  • ISBN-13: 9780444594587
  • DDC: 620.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
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 Telecommunications 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.