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The focus of this interdisciplinary volume is on four areas of nanoparticle research: characterization, manipulation, and potential effects on humanity and the environment. The book includes a comprehensive collection of data on industrial nanoparticle creation and the characterization of the nanoscale products of these processes. The authors describe the effects of these nanoscale structures on human health and discuss prospective implementations for detection and characterization of nanoparticles in the environment. They recommend, utilizing the most up-to-date understanding of nanotechnology, methods for limiting the negative effects of these products on the environment and human health through manipulation, sorting, and filtration.


Part I. Nano-particle classification and sources in human society.

Chapter 1: Nanoparticles. Definition, Classification, General Physical Properties (acknowledged in the frame of the project)
Chapter 2: Natural Sources of Nanoparticles
Chapter 3: Anthropogenic Sources of Nanoparticles
Chapter 4: Mechanisms of Nanoparticle Formation and Reformation in the Atmosphere

Part II. Effects of nanoparticles on human health.
Chapter 5: Nanopathology: the nano-bio-interaction of nanoparticles inside the human body
Chapter 6: Nanotoxicity: must consider aspect of nanoparticle development
Chapter 7: Pros and cons on magnetic nanoparticles use in medicine and biotechnologies applications
Chapter 8: Nanofluidics-based mass spectrometry. Applications for biomarker discovery in lysosomal storage diseases
Chapter 9: Multidynamic Liposomal Nanomedicine: Technology, Biology, Applications, and Disease Targeting

Part III. Characterization and detection methods for nanoparticles.
Chapter 10: Identifications of nanoparticles in organic matrices
Chapter 11: Gold Nanoparticle in Biosensing Analyses
Chapter 12: Electron Magnetic Resonance technique and nanoparticle characterization
Chapter 13: Nanoparticles Characterization using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (acknowledged in the frame of the project)

Part IV. Methods for sorting, separating and manipulating nanoparticles.
Chapter 14:Dielectrophoresis Used for Nanoparticle Manipulation in Microfluidic Devices (acknowledged in the frame of the project)
Chapter 15: Multi-dimensional electrophoresis: The march in pharma applications
Chapter 16:Tailored Bio-Polysaccharide Nonomicelles for Targeted Drug Delivery.

Book details


2014 ebook

2015 print book


Springer International Publishing AG


978-3-319-11728-7 (ebook)

978-3-319-11727-0 (print book)