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1st Edition

Environmental, Ethical, and Economical Issues of Nanotechnology

ISBN 9789814877763
Published August 18, 2022 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
242 Pages 9 Color & 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Nanotechnology is moving out of its comfort zone of scientific discourse. As new products go to market and national and international organizations roll out public-engagement programs on nanotechnology to discuss environmental and health issues, various sectors of the public are beginning to discuss what the controversy is all about. Nongovernmental organizations have long since reacted; however, now the social sciences have begun to study the cultural phenomenon of nanotechnology, thus extending discourses and opening out nanotechnology to whole new social dimensions. These dimensions and their newly constructed imaginings around nanotechnology intersect with the ecology, health, governance, economy, and illusory futures. There is always a need for more than just an ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications) sideshow within nanotechnology. The collective public imaginings of nanotechnology include tangles of science and science fiction, local enterprises, and global transformation, all looking forward toward a sustainable future, while looking back on the past debates on science and nature. This book highlights the environmental health and economical concerns of nanotechnology and discusses its future research directions. It provides academia and industry a high-tech start-up that will revolutionize modern practices. With little and outdated literature available on the topic, this timely book will be helpful for the readers as it thoroughly covers the environmental, ethical, and economical issues of nanotechnology.

Table of Contents

1. Nanomaterials in the Environment: Definitions, Characterizations, Effects, and Applications 
Daniela Patrícia Freire Bonfim, Gabriela Brunosi Medeiros, Alessandro Estarque de Oliveira, Vádila Giovana Guerra, and Mônica Lopes Aguiar 
2. Nanofiber Production Techniques Applied to Filtration Processes 
Alessandro Estarque de Oliveira, Daniela Patrícia Freire Bonfim, Ana Isabela Pianowski Salussoglia, Gabriela Brunosi Medeiros, Vádila Giovana Guerra, and Mônica Lopes Aguiar 
3. Risks and Effects on Human Health of Nanomaterials 
Gustavo Marques da Costa, Aline Belem Machado, Daniela Montanari Migliavacca Osório, Daiane Bolzan Berlese, and Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain 
4. Bioavailability and Toxicity of Manufactured Nanoparticles in Terrestrial Environments 
Aline Belém Machado, Gustavo Marques da Costa, Daniela Montanari Migliavacca Osório, Daiane Bolzan Berlese, and Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain 
5. Occupational Health Hazards of Nanoparticles 
Sandra Magali Heberle and Michele dos Santos Gomes da Rosab 
6. Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology-I 
Maurício Machado da Rosa  
7. Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology-II  
Wilson Engelmann, Raquel von Hohendorff, and Daniele Weber da Silva Leal 
8. Economics of Nanotechnology-I and Modern Policy and Decision-Making about Nano
Gustavo Marques da Costa and Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain 
9. Economics of Nanotechnology-II 
Michele dos Santos Gomes da Rosa and Maurício Machado da Rosa 
10. Legalization of Nanotechnology 
Maicon Artmann, Roberta Verdi, Vanusca Dalosto Jahno, and Haide Maria Hupffer 
11. Future: Green and Sustainable Nano 
Gustavo Marques da Costa and Michele dos Santos Gomes da Rosa 

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Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain is an adjunct professor, an academic advisor, and director of laboratories at the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA. His research focuses on the applications of nanotechnology and advanced materials in environmental protection, analytical chemistry, and various industrial sectors.

Gustavo Marques da Costa is a professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology Farroupilha - Campus Santo Augusto, Brazil. He has been a researcher at Feevale University, Brazil, and holds experience at different levels of education. His research focuses on the methods for evaluating the quality of atmospheric air and water in urban areas, and some of these methods have been developed by him in the laboratories of ichthyology, neuroscience, and plant biotechnology.