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Anna Costa   Dr.  Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Anna Costa published an article in March 2018.
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Bernd Nowack

170 shared publications

Empa; Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology; St. Gallen Switzerland

Vicki Stone

90 shared publications

Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Teresa Fernandes

86 shared publications

School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Wendel Wohlleben

71 shared publications

BASF SE, Advanced Materials Research, 67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany

Barbara Ballarin

69 shared publications di Chimica Industriale “Toso Montanari”; INSTM UdR Bologna; Viale del Risorgimento 4 40136 Bologna Italy

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Coatings made of proteins adsorbed on TiO2 nanoparticles: a new flame retardant approach for cotton fabrics Simona Ortelli, Giulio Malucelli, Fabio Cuttica, Magda Blosi... Published: 15 March 2018
Cellulose, doi: 10.1007/s10570-018-1745-z
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Nanoencapsulation techniques as a “safer by (molecular) design” tool Simona Ortelli, Anna Luisa Costa Published: 01 February 2018
Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, doi: 10.1016/j.nanoso.2016.03.006
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Silica modification of titania nanoparticles enhances photocatalytic production of reactive oxygen species without incre... Simona Ortelli, Anna L. Costa, Pietro Matteucci, Mark R. Mil... Published: 01 January 2018
RSC Advances, doi: 10.1039/c8ra07374k
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Titania (TiO2) nanoparticles were surface modified using silica and citrate to implement a ‘safe-by-design’ approach for managing potential toxicity of titania nanoparticles by controlling surface redox reactivity.
Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Colloidal characterization of CuO nanoparticles in biological and environmental media Simona Ortelli, Anna Luisa Costa, Magda Blosi, Andrea Brunel... Published: 01 January 2017
Environmental Science: Nano, doi: 10.1039/C6EN00601A
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Article 1 Read 8 Citations A Tractable Method for Measuring Nanomaterial Risk Using Bayesian Networks Finbarr Murphy, Barry Sheehan, Martin Mullins, Hans Bouwmees... Published: 15 November 2016
Nanoscale Research Letters, doi: 10.1186/s11671-016-1724-y
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While control banding has been identified as a suitable framework for the evaluation and the determination of potential human health risks associated with exposure to nanomaterials (NMs), the approach currently lacks any implementation that enjoys widespread support. Large inconsistencies in characterisation data, toxicological measurements and exposure scenarios make it difficult to map and compare the risk associated with NMs based on physicochemical data, concentration and exposure route. Here we demonstrate the use of Bayesian networks as a reliable tool for NM risk estimation. This tool is tractable, accessible and scalable. Most importantly, it captures a broad span of data types, from complete, high quality data sets through to data sets with missing data and/or values with a relatively high spread of probability distribution. The tool is able to learn iteratively in order to further refine forecasts as the quality of data available improves. We demonstrate how this risk measurement approach works on NMs with varying degrees of risk potential, namely, carbon nanotubes, silver and titanium dioxide. The results afford even non-experts an accurate picture of the occupational risk probabilities associated with these NMs and, in doing so, demonstrated how NM risk can be evaluated into a tractable, quantitative risk comparator. Keywords Risk assessment Control banding Bayesian
Article 1 Read 5 Citations Bimetallic Nanoparticles as Efficient Catalysts: Facile and Green Microwave Synthesis Magda Blosi, Simona Ortelli, Anna Luisa Costa, Michele Dondi... Published: 08 July 2016
Materials, doi: 10.3390/ma9070550
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This work deals with the development of a green and versatile synthesis of stable mono- and bi-metallic colloids by means of microwave heating and exploiting ecofriendly reagents: water as the solvent, glucose as a mild and non-toxic reducer and polyvinylpirrolidone (PVP) as the chelating agent. Particle size-control, total reaction yield and long-term stability of colloids were achieved with this method of preparation. All of the materials were tested as effective catalysts in the reduction of p-nitrophenol in the presence of NaBH4 as the probe reaction. A synergistic positive effect of the bimetallic phase was assessed for Au/Cu and Pd/Au alloy nanoparticles, the latter showing the highest catalytic performance. Moreover, monoand bi-metallic colloids were used to prepare TiO2- and CeO2-supported catalysts for the liquid phase oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfufural (HMF) to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA). The use of Au/Cu and Au/Pd bimetallic catalysts led to an increase in FDCA selectivity. Finally, preformed Pd/Cu nanoparticles were incorporated into the structure of MCM-41-silica. The resulting Pd/Cu MCM-41 catalysts were tested in the hydrodechlorination of CF3OCFClCF2Cl to CF3OCF=CF2. The effect of Cu on the hydrogenating properties of Pd was demonstrated.