Despite the widespread growth and acceptance of particulate technology, challenges in the design, operation, and manufacturing of these systems still exists. These critical issues must be resolved so that particle technology may continue to serve as a foundation for new nano and biotechnologies.
Particulate Systems in Nano- and Biotechnologies presents a summary of the revolutionizing developments that have occurred during the last decade and proposes solutions for overcoming present and future challenges. The world’s foremost scientific experts from European, Australian, Asian, and North American research centers give their critical view of particulate systems and adsorbed films and review the current status of state-of-the-art technologies, such as FloDots, functionalized magnetite nanoparticles, and zero-valent iron nanoparticles for abatement of environmental pollutants.
A survey of the cutting-edge technologies, this book offers critical perspectives on the synthesis, processing, and characterization of particulate systems for nano- and biotechnology.
Particle Technology—Then and Now—A Perspective. The Production of Nanoparticles, the "Top-Down" Approach, with the Emphasis on Aerosol Routes, Especially Electrohydrodynamic Atomization. Use of Self-Assembled Surfactants for Nanomaterials Synthesis. Synthesis and Engineering of Polymeric Latex Particles for Hemodialysis: Part I—A Review. Synthesis and Engineering of Polymeric Latex Particles for Hemodialysis: Part II—An Experimental Study. Product Engineering of Nanoscaled Materials. Surface Engineering Quantum Dots at the Air-Water Interface. Fundamental Forces in Powder Flow. Characterization of Pharmaceutical Aerosols and Dry Powder Inhalers for Pulmonary Drug Delivery. Imaging of Particle Size and Concentration in Heterogeneous Scattering Media Using Multispectral Diffuse Optical Tomography. Surfactants/Hybrid Polymers and Their Nanoparticles for Personal Care Applications. FloDots for Bioimaging and Bioanalysis. Photocatalytic Particles for Biocidal Applications. Zero-valent Iron Nanoparticles for Abatement of Environmental Pollutants: Materials and Engineering Aspects. Functionalized Magnetite Nanoparticles—Synthesis,Properties, and Bioapplications. The Emergence of "Magnetic and Fluorescent" Multimodal Nanoparticles as Contrast Agents in Bioimaging.