Nanotech 2014 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2014 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2014: Electronics, Manufacturing, Environment, Energy & Water

Sustainable Nanotechnology: Environmental Apps & EHS Implications Chapter 2

The Study of Surface Accumulated Silica Nanoparticles from “Weathered” Polymer Nanocomposites Using ICP-OES

Authors: S.A. Rabb, D. Stanley, L. Sung, T. Nguyen, L.L. Yu

Affilation: National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States

Pages: 82 - 85

Keywords: silica nanoparticles, nanocomposites, release

Abstract:
The impact of nanoparticles on the environment and, more importantly, the human population has been of great interest for the past few years. Release of these nanoparticles from different materials from wear or climate exposure has been explored to aid in the assessment of risk to the ecosystem. In our studies, the release and surface accumulation of silica nanoparticles on polymer nanocomposites due to weathering under controlled conditions (i.e. humidity, temperature, and UV radiation) has been investigated. Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) is one of the techniques utilized to ascertain the nanosilica surface accumulation.


ISBN: 978-1-4822-5830-1
Pages: 588
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