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Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Electrospun Polymers and Their Fate in Aqueous Waste Streams

Abstract Nanotechnology is becoming increasingly present in our environment. Engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), defined as objects that measure less than 100 nanometers in at least one dimension, are being integrated into commercial products because of their small size, increased surface area, and quantum effects. These special properties have made ENPs antimicrobial agents in clothing and plastics, among other applications in industries such as pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, and prosthetics. This thesis incorporates investigations into both application of nanoparticles into polymers as well as implications of nanoparticle release into the environment. First, the integration of ENPs into polymer fibers via electrospinning was explored. Electrospin... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Hoogesteijn von Reitzenstein, Natalia (Author) / Westerhoff, Paul (Advisor) / Herckes, Pierre (Committee member) / Hristovski, Kiril (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Nanotechnology / Civil engineering / Electrospinning / Fate & transport / Nanoparticles / Partitioning / Reactive oxygen species / Water quality
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 82 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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