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1st Edition

Toxicity of Nanomaterials
Environmental and Healthcare Applications

ISBN 9781138544307
Published May 29, 2019 by CRC Press
258 Pages 20 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Cytotoxicology studies of 2-D Nanomaterials

Priyanka Ganguly, Ailish Breen and Suresh C. Pillai

Chapter 2. Effects of Nanocrystal Morphologies on Cytotoxicity

Aine M. Whelan

Chapter 3. Environmental and Cytotoxicity Risks of Graphene Family Nanomaterials

Saoirse Dervin

Chapter 4. Toxicology Studies of Semiconductor Nanomaterials: Environmental Applications

T.P Nisha, Meera Sathyan, M.K. Kavitha and Honey John

Chapter 5. Toxicity Analysis of Ag and Au Nanoparticles

Sami Rtimi

Chapter 6. Designing of Smart Nanotherapeutics

A. Joseph Nathanael, Tae Hwan Oh and Vignesh Kumaravel

Chapter 7. Identifying Nanotoxicity at the Cellular Level using Electron Microscopy

Kerry Thompson, Alanna Stanley, Emma McDermott, Alexander Black and Peter Dockery

Chapter 8. Ecotoxicology of Nanoparticles

Iain Murray and Andy Fogarty

Chapter 9: Lab-on-a-Chip based Devices for Rapid and Accurate Measurement of nanomaterial Toxicity

Mehenur Sarwar, Amirali Nilchian and Chen-zhong Li


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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.


"This multiauthor volume offers a compilation of quality essays edited to furnish a comprehensive overview of the toxicological and environmental impact of nanomaterials. Significant emphasis is placed on the morphology of nanomaterials and the potential for toxicity to emerge during their synthesis and application. The essays are well written and easy to read despite the exhaustively referenced scientific and technical knowledge represented by their content. They cover much ground while emphasizing fundamental concepts and approaches to assessing and evaluating nanomaterials for their toxicity and impact on health. This book ought not, however, to be treated as a textbook in the usual sense, as a considerable foundation in nanotechnology, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and cellular biology will be essential for a reader to fully benefit from working through its content. The volume will be of greatest interest to advanced graduate students, scholars, and researchers at the doctoral or post-doctoral level working in the fields of nanotechnology, bioengineering, or medicine.
Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty, and professionals"
—P. R. Sukthankar, University of Kansas in CHOICE, April 2020