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August 1, 2008

CRC Press Publishes Nanotechnology and the Environment

Lynn L. Bergeson

We are pleased to announce that CRC Press has published Nanotechnology and the Environment, which Lynn L. Bergeson co-authored. Nanotechnology and the Environment includes a general explanation of nanomaterials, their properties, and their uses; describes the processes used to manufacture nanoscale materials; furnishes information on the analysis of nanomaterials in the environment and their fate and transport, including the effects of wastewater treatment on nanomaterials; discusses possible risks to human health and the environment; and describes developing regulations to manage those risks.

 Bergeson and her co-authors:

  • Focus on six of the most common nanomaterials (titanium dioxide, zero valent iron, silver, carbon black, fullerenes, and carbon nanotubes) to provide a cohesive presentation of issues;
  • Follow those materials from their manufacture and use to their fate and transport in the environment and possible consequences of exposure;
  • Discuss frameworks, such as life cycle analysis, for evaluating the balance between risk and reward as nanomaterials are manufactured, used, and released to the environment; and
  • Describe regulations evolving around the world as a basis for regulatory compliance and control of possible risks.