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Bernd Nowack

193 shared publications

Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Technology and Society Laboratory, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Vicki Stone

164 shared publications

Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

Iseult Lynch

152 shared publications

School of Geography

Wendel Wohlleben

120 shared publications


Teresa F. Fernandes

101 shared publications

Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

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(2014 - 2018)
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Characterization of Nanoparticle Batch-To-Batch Variability Sonja Mülhopt, Silvia Diabaté, Marco Dilger, Christel Adelhe... Published: 08 May 2018
Nanomaterials, doi: 10.3390/nano8050311
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A central challenge for the safe design of nanomaterials (NMs) is the inherent variability of NM properties, both as produced and as they interact with and evolve in, their surroundings. This has led to uncertainty in the literature regarding whether the biological and toxicological effects reported for NMs are related to specific NM properties themselves, or rather to the presence of impurities or physical effects such as agglomeration of particles. Thus, there is a strong need for systematic evaluation of the synthesis and processing parameters that lead to potential variability of different NM batches and the reproducible production of commonly utilized NMs. The work described here represents over three years of effort across 14 European laboratories to assess the reproducibility of nanoparticle properties produced by the same and modified synthesis routes for four of the OECD priority NMs (silica dioxide, zinc oxide, cerium dioxide and titanium dioxide) as well as amine-modified polystyrene NMs, which are frequently employed as positive controls for nanotoxicity studies. For 46 different batches of the selected NMs, all physicochemical descriptors as prioritized by the OECD have been fully characterized. The study represents the most complete assessment of NMs batch-to-batch variability performed to date and provides numerous important insights into the potential sources of variability of NMs and how these might be reduced.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Development and characterization of silver and zinc doped bioceramic layer on metallic implant materials for orthopedic ... Monika Furko, Yunhong Jiang, Terry Wilkins, Csaba Balázsi Published: 01 March 2016
Ceramics International, doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.12.006
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Evaluation of existing control measures in reducing health and safety risks of engineered nanomaterials Ceyda Oksel, Vrishali Subramanian, Cai Yun Ma, Wouter Fransm... Published: 01 January 2016
Environmental Science: Nano, doi: 10.1039/C6EN00122J
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PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 8 Reads 0 Citations SUN: Paving Sustainable Nanoinnovation Antonio Marcomini, Danail Hristozov, Keld Alstrup Jensen, Vi... Published: 31 October 2014
Proceedings of The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-d003
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Our understanding of the environmental and health risks from nanotechnologies is still limited, which may result in stagnation of nanoinnovation. This emphasizes the need for an integrative assessment and adaptive management of the long-term risks from manufactured nanomaterials (MN) along the entire supply chains of nano-enabled products towards developing more sustainable nanotechnologies. Sustainable nanotechnology is being touted as a holistic and pragmatic concept that can guide incremental nanotechnology development amidst significant data gaps and uncertainty. The new European SUN (Sustainable Nanotechnologies) project is based on the hypothesis that the current knowledge on environmental and health risks from MN, whilst limited, can nevertheless guide more sustainable nanomanufacturing. SUN applies an integrated approach that estimates risks along the complete lifecycles of nano-enabled products. It aims to give clear answers to questions from regulatory authorities, and open new possibilities for innovators to design greener nanotechnologies. This will be achieved through development and application of new methods and tools for prediction of long-term exposure, effects and risks for humans and ecosystems (services), practices for risk prevention and management and tools to streamline effective decision making about safer products and processes. In order to achieve this, SUN will combine Risk Assessment and Lifecycle Assessment to develop a user-friendly software-based Decision Support System (DSS) for practical use by industries and regulators. The industrial partners in SUN will validate the DSS against real case studies in terms of risk/benefit and insurance costs. This validation will culminate in guidelines for safe nanoscale product and process design.