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Tiered Approach to Detect Nanomaterials in Food and Environmental Matrices

Abstract Nanomaterials (NMs), implemented into a plethora of consumer products, are a potential new class of pollutants with unknown hazards to the environment. Exposure assessment is necessary for hazard assessment, life cycle analysis, and environmental monitoring. Current nanomaterial detection techniques on complex matrices are expensive and time intensive, requiring weeks of sample preparation and detection by specialized equipment, limiting the feasibility of large-scale monitoring of NMs. A need exists to develop a rapid pre-screening technique to detect, within minutes, nanomaterials in complex matrices. The goal of this dissertation is to develop a tiered process to detect and characterize nanomaterials in consumer products and environmenta... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Schoepf, Jared (Author) / Westerhoff, Paul (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore (Committee member) / Hristovski, Kiril (Committee member) / Herckes, Pierre (Committee member) / Lind, Mary Laura (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 275 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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