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Toxicity of Nanomaterials

Environmental and Healthcare Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Suresh C. Pillai, Yvonne Lang

CRC Press

246 pages | 20 Color Illus. | 68 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics