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The toxic truth about carbon nanotubes in water purification: a perspective view

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Show simple item record Das, Rasel Leo, Bey Fen Murphy, Finbarr 2018-07-09T09:03:39Z 2018-07-09T09:03:39Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Without nanosafety guidelines, the long-term sustainability of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for water purifications is questionable. Current risk measurements of CNTs are overshadowed by uncertainties. New risks associated with CNTs are evolving through different waste water purification routes, and there are knowledge gaps in the risk assessment of CNTs based on their physical properties. Although scientific efforts to design risk estimates are evolving, there remains a paucity of knowledge on the unknown health risks of CNTs. The absence of universal CNT safety guidelines is a specific hindrance. In this paper, we close these gaps and suggested several new risk analysis roots and framework extrapolations from CNT-based water purification technologies. We propose a CNT safety clock that will help assess risk appraisal and management. We suggest that this could form the basis of an acceptable CNT safety guideline. We pay particular emphasis on measuring risks based on CNT physico-chemical properties such as diameter, length, aspect ratio, type, charge, hydrophobicity, functionalities and so on which determine CNT behaviour in waste water treatment plants and subsequent release into the environment. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SpringerOpen en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nanoscale Research Letters; 13:183
dc.subject carbon nanotube en_US
dc.subject water purifications en_US
dc.subject physicochemical properties en_US
dc.subject risk assessment en_US
dc.subject nanosafety en_US
dc.title The toxic truth about carbon nanotubes in water purification: a perspective view en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s11671-018-2589-z
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 720851 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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