Fall ACS National Meeting - San Francisco, CA

Session on the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Start Date: 08/10/2014 - 8:30am
End Date: 08/14/2014 - 5:00pm

CEINT and UCCEIN is planning a session on the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology at the Fall ACS National Meeting in San Francisco on August 10-14, 2014.  Abstracts can be submitted through the ACS website (http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/fall-2014.html). The deadline for submission in March 10, 2014.  The symposium is part of the ENVR division and being organized by Greg Lowry and Arturo Keller.

Description: Engineered nanomaterials have tremendous potential to benefit the environment, but despite 10 years of research uncertainty remains about their environmental fate and effects of these materials, models to describe their behavior are still lacking.  This symposium will explore the need to understand nanomaterials life cycle, releases, exposure, fate, and effects in a comprehensive manner.  Papers that provide mechanistic insights into how the nanomaterial properties lead to the observed efficacy of application, reactivity, or toxicity are highly desired. Papers presenting the development and validation of models for predicting nanomaterial release, fate or effects are also highly desired.  Papers with these and related topics will be given highest priority for oral presentations.

NOTE:  Papers on applications of nanotechnology for energy, environmental science or biomedical uses should be submitted to ENVR031; graphene-based nanomaterials papers should be submitted to ENVR032.