1st Edition

Toxicity of Nanomaterials Environmental and Healthcare Applications

Edited By Suresh Pillai, Yvonne Lang Copyright 2019
    258 Pages
    by CRC Press

    258 Pages 20 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    258 Pages 20 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Choice Recommended Title, April 2020

    This comprehensive book, edited by two leading experts in nanotechnology and bioengineering with contributions from a global team of specialists, provides a detailed overview of the environmental and health impacts associated with the toxicology of nanomaterials.

    Special attention is given to nanomaterial toxicity during synthesis, production and application, and chapters throughout are focused on key areas that are important for future research and development of nanomaterials. This book will be of interest to advanced students studying biomedical engineering and materials science, PhD researchers, post-docs and academics working in the area of nanotechnology, medicine, manufacturing and regulatory bodies.


    • Collates and critically evaluates various aspects of the toxicology of nanomaterials in one comprehensive text

    • Discusses the various effects of nanocrystals including the morphologies on cytotoxicity, in addition to the environmental and cytotoxicity risks of graphene and 2D nanomaterials

    • Explores practical methods of detection and quantification, with applications in the environmental and healthcare fields

    Introduction. Part 1: Applications of Nanomaterials in Healthcare and Environment. 1. Designing Smart Nanotherapeutics. 2. Naturally-Derived Nanoparticles for Bioremediation. Part 2: Measurement of Nanomaterial Toxicity. 3. Ecotoxicology of Nanoparticles. 4. Lab-on-a-chip Based Devices for Rapid and Accurate Measurement of Nanomaterial Toxicity. 5. Identifying Nanotoxicity at the Cellular Level using Electron Microscopy. Part 3: Toxicology Studies of Different Nanomaterials: Cytotoxicology and Ecotoxicology. 6. Effects of Nanocrystal Morphologies on Cytotoxicity. 7. Cytotoxicology Studies of 2-D Nanomaterials. 8. Cytotoxicology Studies of Graphene and its Composites. 9. Toxicology Studies of  Semiconductor Nanomaterials: Environmental. 10. Toxicity Analysis of Ag and Au Nanoparticles


    Suresh C. Pillai obtained his PhD in the area of Nanotechnology from Trinity College Dublin and then performed his postdoctoral research at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA. Upon completion of this appointment he returned to Trinity College Dublin as a Research Fellow before joining CREST-DIT as a Senior Scientist in April 2004. He joined IT Sligo in 2013 as a senior lecturer in nanotechnology and currently leads the Nanotechnology and Bio-Engineering Research Group. He is an elected fellow of the UK's Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). He has also completed an executive MBA from Dublin City University. He has published several scientific articles in leading peer reviewed journals, has contributed to several book chapters, has presented in more than forty international conferences and has delivered over forty international invited talks.

    Yvonne Lang is a Lecturer at the Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland.