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Data on Nanomaterials Discussed by Researchers at University of California (Estimating Potential Life Cycle Releases of Engineered Nanomaterials from...

August 13, 2014



Data on Nanomaterials Discussed by Researchers at University of California (Estimating Potential Life Cycle Releases of Engineered Nanomaterials from Wastewater Treatment Plants)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Current study results on Nanomaterials have been published. According to news originating from Santa Barbara, California, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In the absence of experimental data, a life cycle modeling approach can be used to predict engineered nanomaterial (ENM) concentrations in environmental media. Several such models have been created with various geographic scopes."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "This study presents an environmental release model that accounts for local differences in product consumption, wastewater treatment levels, waste incineration, and biosolids management and provides estimates of ENM release from wastewater treatment facilities in New York City, London, and Shanghai. The results illustrate how these local variations in model parameters contribute to differences in predicted ENM concentration in wastewater effluent and biosolids on a local level. Our analysis also takes a first step toward conducting a local-level risk assessment by providing the approximate locations and quantities of ENM discharge into aquatic systems."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We find that there is significant uncertainty in model parameters that leads to a wide range of concentration estimates, yet we find that local variations in model parameters predict ENM concentration estimates that are within the same order of magnitude."

For more information on this research see: Estimating Potential Life Cycle Releases of Engineered Nanomaterials from Wastewater Treatment Plants. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2014;2(7):1656-1665. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A. Lazareva, University of California, Bren Sch Environm Sci & Management, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: California, Engineering, Santa Barbara, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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