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Findings from Western Michigan University Update Understanding of Nanoparticles (Advances in understanding the transformation of engineered...

September 3, 2014



Findings from Western Michigan University Update Understanding of Nanoparticles (Advances in understanding the transformation of engineered nanoparticles in the environment)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators publish new report on Nanoparticles. According to news reporting from Kalamazoo, Michigan, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) are known to possess unique size and shape dependent chemical and physical properties. As a result of their properties, ENPs have been effective in several important applications including catalysis, sensor design, photonics, electronics, medicine, and the environmental remediation of toxic pollutants."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Western Michigan University, "Such properties and applications have led to an increase in the manufacture of ENPs and a rise in their presence in consumer products. The increase of ENPs in consumer products presents several opportunities and challenges, and necessitates a proactive study of their health and safety. This article highlights some recent work in which we have studied the effect of exposure of well-defined ENPs to pesticides and the effect of pH and dissolved organic matter. We also summarize our work and that of others who have studied the toxicity of ENPs with microorganisms."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The results provide insights on the need for green manufacturing strategies of ENPs, their use and safe disposal practices."

For more information on this research see: Advances in understanding the transformation of engineered nanoparticles in the environment. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2014;86(7):1129-1140. Pure and Applied Chemistry can be contacted at: Walter De Gruyter Gmbh, Genthiner Strasse 13, D-10785 Berlin, Germany.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.T. Nick, Western Michigan University, Dept. of Chem, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, United States. Additional authors for this research include A. Bolandi, T.A. Samuels and S.O. Obare.

Keywords for this news article include: Michigan, Kalamazoo, Engineering, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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