Themed collection Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization 2015
Overcoming implementation barriers for nanotechnology in drinking water treatment
Nanotechnology enabled water treatment is a promising approach to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of purifying water in many areas of the world.
Exploring the need for creating a standardized approach to managing nanowaste based on similar experiences from other wastes
The manuscript frames nanowaste alongside similar issues such as e-waste and CFRP scrap.
SERENADE: safer and ecodesign research and education applied to nanomaterial development, the new generation of materials safer by design
The SERENADE project aims to develop and apply the “safer by design” process to create safer nanoproducts.
Photoenhanced oxidation of C60 aggregates (nC60) by free chlorine in water
While there have been a number of fundamental studies focused on the physical and biological behaviors of C60 aggregates (nC60) in model environmental and engineered systems, the aqueous reactivity of C60 (as nC60) is much less understood and remains a critical gap in accurate life cycle modeling.
An elegant method for large scale synthesis of metal oxide–carbon nanotube nanohybrids for nano-environmental application and implication studies
A facile synthesis technique to generate 100s of mg of nanohybrids with carbon nanotubes and metal oxide of choice.
Sustainable CNT-enabled lithium-ion battery manufacturing: evaluating the tradeoffs
A stochastic goal programming model is developed to aid decision making for CNT-enabled lithium-ion battery manufacturing production and capacity expansion, by considering the balance among economic growth, environmental and human health protection, and sustainability.
Leveraging the new predictive toxicology paradigm: alternative testing strategies in regulatory decision-making
Although toxicity data is critical to effective risk prevention and management, comprehensive health and safety data is not available for the vast majority of chemicals in use today.
Reducing environmental impacts of metal (hydr)oxide nanoparticle embedded anion exchange resins using anticipatory life cycle assessment
Nanocomposite sorbents are an emerging technology for drinking water treatment of multiple pollutants.
Environmental impacts of reusable nanoscale silver-coated hospital gowns compared to single-use, disposable gowns
Nanoscale silver has been incorporated into a variety of products where its antimicrobial properties enhance their functionality.
Adsorption of III/V ions (In(III), Ga(III) and As(V)) onto SiO2, CeO2 and Al2O3 nanoparticles used in the semiconductor industry
The semiconductor industry annually uses thousands of tons of nanoparticles (NPs) in chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) processes.
Waste not want not: life cycle implications of gold recovery and recycling from nanowaste
Selective recovery of gold from nanowaste.
Effects of surface coating character and interactions with natural organic matter on the colloidal stability of gold nanoparticles
Character of engineered surface coatings plays a significant role in controlling ENM interactions with model NOM macromolecules.
GC-TOF-MS based metabolomics and ICP-MS based metallomics of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) fruits reveal alteration of metabolites profile and biological pathway disruption induced by nano copper
Copper-based nanoparticles have wide application in agriculture as fungicides and bactericides.
The use of metallic oxide nanoparticles to enhance growth of tomatoes and eggplants in disease infested soil or soilless medium
Foliar application of CuO nanoparticles applied to tomato and eggplant grown in pathogen infested soil had more yield than controls.
About this collection
This collection of selected papers are from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) 2015 conference, which was held in Portland, Oregon. Guest edited by Wunmi Sadik, Barbara Karn, Greg Lowry and Paul Tratnyek, this collection of research aims to identify where nanomaterials and nanotechnology can improve the sustainability of systems and to foster integration of knowledge between applications and implications within each system.