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Title: Qualitative and quantitative predictions of environmental exposure to nanomaterials from nanowaste streams
Authors: Musee, N
Keywords: Nanowaste
Nanomaterials
Waste management
Aquatic environment
Cosmetics
Nanoproducts
Nanotechnology
Environmental health
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Citation: Musee, N. 2009. Qualitative and quantitative predictions of environmental exposure to nanomaterials from nanowaste streams. 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology - Occupational and Environmental Health (NANOEH09), Paasitorni, Helsinki, Finland, 26- 29 August, 2009, pp 32
Series/Report no.: Conference Presentation
Abstract: This presentation investigates the presence of evidence of increasing quantities of nanowaste streams into the environment, as well as the trends for nanowastes generation. The growth of nano-related patents is discussed, and the growth in global nano R&D and venture capital also examined. A qualitative risk assessment of nanowastes is provided, and a probable environmental nanomaterials flows in SA scenario is supplied. This is followed up with a case study in the city of Johannesburg. In summary it is stated that waste-related issues have begun to challenge present waste management systems, and that there is a need for more focussed research to quantify the risks, as well as the development of mechanisms to deal with them adequately.
Description: 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology - Occupational and Environmental Health (NANOEH09), Paasitorni, Helsinki, Finland, 26- 29 August, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4533
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Nanotechnology
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