Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $21.77
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 86%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $21.77   
  • New (4) from $128.08   
  • Used (6) from $21.77   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Woodland Hills, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Express, 48 States
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


An authoritative, in-depth exploration of the environmental consequences of nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the chemical, telecom, biotech, pharmaceutical, health care, aerospace, and computer industries, among others, and many exciting new nanotech applications are envisioned for the near future. While the rapid pace of innovation has been truly inspiring, much remains to be learned about the potential environmental and health risks posed by this nascent technology and its byproducts. So important is this issue that the ultimate success or failure of nanotechnology may well depend on how effectively science and industry address these concerns in the years ahead.

Written by two highly accomplished environmental professionals, Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions brings scientists, engineers, and policymakers up to speed on the current state of knowledge in this vitally important area. Professor Theodore and Dr. Kunz provide a concise review of nano-fundamentals and explore background issues surrounding nanotechnology and its environmental impact. They then follow up with in-depth discussions of:
* The control, monitoring, and reduction of nanotech byproducts and their impact on the air, water, and land
* Health risks associated with nanotechnology, and methods to assess and control them
* Nanotech hazard risk assessment-including emergency response planning and personnel training
* Multimedia approaches that are available for the analysis of the impact of nanotechnology in the chemical, manufacturing, and waste disposal industries
* The future of nanotechnology and the "Industrial Revolution II"
* The legal implications of nanotechnology
* Societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology-based materials and processing method

Assuming only a basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, and mathematics on behalf of its readers, Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions makes fascinating and useful reading for engineers, scientists, administrators, environmental regulatory officials, and public policy makers, as well as students in a range of science and engineering disciplines.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The reference section is extensive, spanning a wide range of subjects." (Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2008)

"…will help the determined reader grasp many of the implications, challenges, and opportunities presented by the management of nanotechnology materials." (Facilities Manager, March/April 2006)

"…the book covers a wide range of topics regarding past and current management of environmental pollutants…" (Materials and Manufacturing Processes, February 2006)

"Readers…will have a much better idea of the basic principles of how pollutants are managed in current US regulatory framework." (CHOICE, October 2005)

"…a thorough over view of existing environmental regulations." (Chemical Health & Safety, July/August 2005)

“...a well written and a valuable text for those becoming involved in the new science of nanotechnology.” (Energy Sources, August 2005)

"...well-written and containing useful environmental information." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, September 2005)

" excellent summary of traditional environmental pollution issues." (Environmental Health Perspectives, July 2005)

"...people who work in the realm of nanotechnology may welcome this book's consolidated presentation of today's environmental policies and procedures." (Small Times, May/June 2005)

"...explores whether current environmental and safety-related technologies are sufficient to handle the known and as-yet-unforeseen hazards and risks associated with the use of nanoscaled materials…" (Chemical Engineering, May 2005)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471699767
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/11/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

LOUIS THEODORE, PhD, is Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of Manhattan College, in New York City. He has received awards from the International Air and Waste Management Association and the American Society for Engineering Education.

ROBERT G. KUNZ, PhD, is an environmental consultant with three decades of experience in the petroleum and chemical industries. He is the recipient of the Water Pollution Control Federation's Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Click to read or download

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Foreword by Rita D’Aquino.


1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Survey of Nanotechnology Applications.

1.3 Legal Considerations for Nanotechnology by A. Calderone.

1.4 Recent Patent Activity.

1.5 Environmental Implications.

1.6 Current Environmental Regulations.

1.7 Classification and Sources of Pollutants.

1.8 Effects of Pollutants.

1.9 Text Contents.

1.10 Summary.



2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Basic Chemistry and Size-Related Properties.

2.3 Nanotechnology: Prime Materials and Manufacturing Methods.

2.4 Carbon Nanotubes and Buckyballs.

2.5 Current and Future Market Applications.

2.6 Analytical Methods.

2.7 Health and Safety Issues: Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications.

2.8 Funding Future Developmental Efforts.

2.9 Summary.



3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Air Pollution Control Equipment.

3.3 Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling.

3.4 Stack Design.

3.5 Indoor Air Quality.

3.6 Monitoring Methods.

3.7 Summary.



4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Industrial Wastewater Management.

4.3 Municipal Wastewater Treatment.

4.4 Dispersion Modeling in Water Systems.

4.5 Monitoring Methods.

4.6 Summary.



5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Industrial Waste Management.

5.3 Municipal Solid Waste Management.

5.4 Hospital Waste Management.

5.5 Nuclear Waste Management.

5.6 Metals.

5.7 Superfund.

5.8 Monitoring Methods.

5.9 Summary.



6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Historical Perspective.

6.3 Multimedia Application: A Chemical Plant.

6.4 Multimedia Application: Products and Services.

6.5 Multimedia Application: A Hazardous Waste Incineration Facility.

6.6 Education and Training.

6.7 Summary.



7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Health Risk Assessment Evaluation Process.

7.3 Why Use Risk-Based Decision Making?

7.4 Risk-Based Corrective Action Approach.

7.5 Statutory Requirements Involving Environmental Communication.

7.6 Public Perception of Risk.

7.7 Risk Communication.

7.8 Seven Cardinal Rules of Risk Communication.

7.9 Summary.



8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization of Act of 1986.

8.3 Need For Emergency Response Planning.

8.4 Emergency Planning.

8.5 Hazards Survey.

8.6 Training of Personnel.

8.7 Hazard Risk Assessment Evaluation Process.

8.8 Summary.



9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Air Pollution.

9.3 Water Pollution.

9.4 Solid Waste Pollution.

9.5 Health Concerns.

9.6 Hazard Concerns.

9.7 Summary.



10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Air Issues.

10.3 Water Issues.

10.4 Solid Waste Issues.

10.5 Multimedia Concerns and Hazards.

10.6 Health and Hazard Risk Assessment.

10.7 Environmental Ethics.

10.8 Environmental Audits.

10.9 ISO 14000.

10.10 Summary.




Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)