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  • Nanotechnology and its implications for environmental legislation

    The major problem for environmental legislation arising from nanotechnology is the size of nano-particles. Nano, meaning dwarf, is measured in nanometers or billionths of a meter. One way of contamination is penetration through human skin. Since nanoparticles are so small, they have a very large surface area as compared with the amount of their interior. Inside, the contents are stable, but those ...


  • Risks of nanotechnology remain uncertain

    Toxicology experiments on nanomaterials often seem to run the same way: put some nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, or other kind of nanosized structures in a petri dish, water column, soil sample, or lab test tube of choice. Then expose daphnids, microbes, zebrafish, pig lung cells, human skin cells, or other model organisms to the new and exciting materials. Sit back and see what ...

  • Nanotechnology, the unknown technique of the future

    Nanotechnology has not yet reached public consciousness in the way that other new technologies have, says DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) in its weekly bulletin. Although one person in two has heard of the concept, only one in five can think of a concrete example. The report is based on a specific survey forming part of a long-term research project by the Socio-economic Panel ...

  • Public Meeting To Discuss Nanotechnology

    Washington, D.C. -  EPA will hold a public meeting, Thurs., Sept. 6 and Fri., Sept. 7, 2007 ...

  • New EPA research funded on nanotechnology environmental impacts

    Americans are famous for building big: the tallest sky scraper, the biggest jet, the widest plasma TV screen.  But now U.S. entrepreneurs are considering thinking small. Nanotechnology uses particles 80,000 times smaller than a human hair; yet the new technology has the potential to quickly clean up pollution, cure serious illnesses, and make the computer silicon chip obsolete. While EPA looks ...

  • Swedish environmental technology investment to give priority to nanotechnology.

    The Government must prioritise research using nanotechnology to solve environmental problems, according to Lena Gustafsson, co-director general at Vinnova, who has published a report about environmental technology. The report 'Research strategy for environmental technology' is one of the pieces of the puzzle for the government bill on research which will be ready next spring. 'We have identified ...


  • ELI publishes nanotechnology deskbook

    We are pleased to announce that the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has published the Nanotechnology Deskbook, which Lynn L. Bergeson co-authored. ELI provides the following description of the Deskbook: Nanotechnology promises to have far reaching impacts on the economy, including offering technological advances in pollution control. While over 200 products that use nanomaterials are already in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotechnology in Energy Applications

    Nanotechnology is increasingly impacting the U.S. and world energy balance, both on the supply and demand sides. On the supply side, nanotechnology is being used to optimize production from existing energy sources (e.g., crude petroleum) and to exploit new sources such as heavy oil, liquefied coal and solar energy (including using solar energy to produce hydrogen). Nanotechnology is also ...


  • Nanotechnology: How Green Can It Be?

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The ability to use nanotechnology to reduce pollution, conserve resources and build a 'clean' economy now exists, finds a new report 'Green Nanotechnology: It's Easier Than You Think.' But environmentalists are at odds about how green nanotechnology can be. Not all nanoparticles are harmful to human health and the environment, but some are. Nanotech critics fear ...

  • ReportsnReports - Nanotechnology in Water Treatment

    Nanotechnology in Water Treatment  The global market for nanostructured products used in water treatment was worth an estimated $1.4 billion in 2010 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during the next 5 years to reach a value of $2.2 billion in 2015. Most of the ...


  • Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology

    The California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN) wishes to inform you of an important upcoming workshop, "Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology." The workshop, scheduled for September 25, 2012, is organized by B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and CalNIN, and is hosted by ...


    By Acta Group

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology

    The California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN) wishes to inform you of an important upcoming workshop, "Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology." The workshop, scheduled for September 25, 2012, is organized by B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Call for Papers on Industrial Ecology and Nanotechnology

    The Journal of Industrial Ecology announces a call for papers for a special issue on Industrial Ecology and Nanotechnology by March 1, 2007. Roland Clift, of the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, UK and Shannon Lloyd, of Concurrent Technologies Corporation, USA, will serve as co-editors of the special issue. The Journal of Industrial Ecology is an international ...


    By MIT Press Journals

  • CRS Prepares “Policy Primer” on Nanotechnology

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a June 28, 2016, report, Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer. The report provides an overview of federal research and development (R&D) in nanotechnology, U.S. competitiveness in the field, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns, nanomanufacturing, and public ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Become a Member of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud supporter of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) and we enthusiastically recommend that you consider joining and becoming part of the SNO family during the 2015 membership drive, running now through ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Become a member of the sustainable Nanotechnology Organization

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is a proud supporter of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) and we enthusiastically recommend that you consider joining and becoming part of the SNO family during the 2015 membership drive, running now through July 3, 2015. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing ...


    By Acta Group

  • Nanotechnology focus at annual IEST meeting

    The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) 54th Annual Technical Meeting and Exposition, ESTECH 2008, will be held May 4–7 at the Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale (Northwest Suburban Chicago), Illinois. In addition to the scores of presentations, tutorials, and working groups of interest and importance to the Design, Test, and Evaluation, Product Reliability, and ...

  • Nanotechnologies` economic and environmental potential in the EU through safe products

    Nanotechnologies have enormous potential benefits for manufacturers, consumers, employees, patients and the environment. They will bring more energy and resource efficient processes, improve computer memories and processors and could usher in a new age of customized pharmaceuticals and medical procedures. While current EU legislation covers in principle the challenges for health, safety and ...

  • Silver Nanotechnology Working Group Welcomes New Members

    The Silver Nanotechnology Working Group (SNWG) was founded in 2009 as an industry-wide effort to advance the science and public understanding of the beneficial uses of silver nanoparticles in a wide-range of consumer and industrial products. It does this by fostering the collection of environmental, occupational and health, and consumer product data on silver nanotechnology. Since its ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Parliament backs NGOs calls for tighter controls on nanotechnology

    March saw the European Parliament's Environment Committee vote on controls of nanomaterials. The results supported almost all key issues raised by NGOs. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens, organizations, have been a prominant force behind the push for stricter controls. They were extremely pleased with the results of the vote. The ...

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