Special Issue "Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Harald F. Krug
Empa – Swiss Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, St. Gallen, CH-9014 and NanoCASE GmbH, Shareholder and Consultant and University of Bern, Switzerland
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Interests: biological mechanisms; environmentally relevant pollutants, technical chemicals and materials; nanotoxicology
Engineered nanomaterials (ENM) are a diverse group of materials that find applications in a great variety of products, ranging from cosmetics to paints, from sports equipment to electronics, or from soil remediation to nanomedicine. Depending on the type of product and the integration of the nanomaterial into it, release of engineered nanomaterials into the environment is inevitable. Hence, this Special Issue deals with the release, fate and effects that nanomaterials elicit in the different environmental compartments, including the technosphere (e.g., behavior during waste water treatment or handling of solid waste). We invite contributions considering all types of man-made nanomaterials that are appropriately characterized regarding their physical and chemical properties.
During the last decade, a large number of studies have been published trying to find adverse effects of ENM on human and environment. Commonly, unrealistically high exposure concentrations were tested to proof an effect. The publications regarding nanotoxicity with very alarming conclusions are attractive and often considered publication worthy, while those reporting no adverse effects are not considered as novel findings for publication purposes. For this reason in this issue we specifically welcome authors to submit also “No-effect Studies”. Also studies using concentrations of ENM close to realistic or predicted environmental levels are invited.
We invite full papers, communications and reviews covering one or several of the topics included in (or related to) the keywords below.
Prof. Harald F. Krug
Dr. Dana Kühnel
Dr. Anita Jemec Kokalj
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engineered nanomaterials (ENM)
environmental release and fate
pathways of toxicity (PoT) and adverse outcome pathways (AOP) of ENM
uptake and food-chain transfer
co-contaminants and mixture effects