Special Issue "Sustainable Design for Safer Nanotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: nanomaterials, nanoparticles, materials design, reactivity, safer-by-design nanoparticles
Interests: materials sciences, nanomaterials chemistry, physical chemistry
Interests: environmental Sciences, physical-chemistry
Nanomaterials generate scientific interest in the research community and a large number of industrial applications that involve manufactured nanomaterials (powders, composites, etc.). However, their nano-scale and properties raise the question of their risks for humanity and the environment. The benefit–risk balance remains a complex question that traditional models of risk analysis do not fully address.
The development of efficient nanomaterials should take into account these risks and their mitigation throughout the product lifecycle, in order to improve their societal acceptance. Indeed, beyond the specific expectations of stakeholders (manufacturers, potential users, and national and European authorities), there is a common need and concern for reliable applications in the market.
Specific guidelines to nanomaterials design have been proposed recently as the principles of ‘Design for Safer Nanotechnology’. To date, all these design principles have been largely untested and do not include sustainable criteria. It is time to further define general guidelines including sustainable criteria and to take into account the evolution of the materials within the whole life cycle.
This Special Issue will discuss complementary angles of the eco-design conception and synthesis of sustainable nanomaterial-containing products.
Dr. Sophie Carenco
Prof. Dr. Corinne Chanéac
Dr. Mélanie Auffan
Dr. Jérôme Rose
Manuscript Submission Information
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- safer by design
- environmental applications and implications
- product lifecycle