Testing in EHS: What is the current status of experimentation?

Donald R. Baer, Ajay S. Karakoti, Prabhakaran Munusamy, Brian D. Thrall, Joel G. Pounds, Justin G. Teeguarden, James E. Amonette, Galya Orr, Paul G. Tratnyek, James T. Nurmi

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Abstract

This paper explores some of the fundamental and practical issues related to the behavior of nanoparticles in the environment and their potential impacts on human health. In our research we have explored the reactive behaviors of nanoparticles with contaminants in the environment, how nanoparticle change in response to their environment and time, and how nanoparticles interact with biological systems of various types. It has become apparent that researchers often underestimate the difficulties of preparing and delivering well characterized nanoparticles for specific types of testing or applications. Difficulties arise in areas that range from not understanding what imparts the nano character of a particle to not knowing the impacts of minor species on the properties of high surface area materials. Some of our adventures and misadventures serve as examples of some of these issues as they relate to providing well defined particles for biological studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2011
Pages18-19
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2011 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 15 2011Aug 19 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology
ISSN (Print)1944-9399
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9380

Other

Other2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/15/118/19/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Baer, D. R., Karakoti, A. S., Munusamy, P., Thrall, B. D., Pounds, J. G., Teeguarden, J. G., Amonette, J. E., Orr, G., Tratnyek, P. G., & Nurmi, J. T. (2011). Testing in EHS: What is the current status of experimentation? In 2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2011 (pp. 18-19). [6144671] (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology). https://doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2011.6144671