TechConnect World 2018
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Nanotech 2018
 

Environmental Health & Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials: A driving force for Successful Commercialization and Sustainability

Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials

Symposium Co-Chairs

Philip DemokritouPhilip Demokritou
Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology
Harvard School of Public Health

Wendel WohllebenWendel Wohlleben
Senior Scientist
BASF SE, Germany

Key Speakers

Wendel WohllebenThe nanoGRAVUR grouping framework with 25 quantitative case studies
Wendel Wohlleben
Senior Scientist
BASF SE, Germany

Jo Anne ShatkinWhat do we know about the safety of cellulose nanomaterials: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Roadmap, knowledgebase and uncertainties
Jo Anne Shatkin
President, Vireo Advisors

Gedi MainelisNanoparticle Resuspension from Surfaces and Resulting Exposures due to the Use of Consumer Sprays in Homes
Gedi Mainelis
Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

Nick GeitnerFunctional Assessment and Interpretation of Nanoparticle Surface Affinity for Fate Prediction
Nick Geitner
Duke University

Bengt FadeelSafety assessment of graphene-based materials: focus on pulmonary and immune system
Bengt Fadeel
Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Dhimiter  BelloIngested food-grade engineered nanomaterials – state of science in nanotoxicity testing and future research needs
Dhimiter Bello
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Nubia  Zuverza-Mena Supplying nano-size nutrients enhances yield and suppress fungal diseases in crop plants
Nubia Zuverza-Mena
Postdoctoral Scientist, the Analytical Chemistry Department , Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday May 15

1:30Ensuring Safety of Nanomaterials in Consumer Products

Wednesday May 16

8:30Ensuring Safety of Nanomaterials in Consumer Products
10:30Regulatory Issues & Roadmaps to Safety
1:30Safety in Advanced Manufacturing - Profit Maker or Profit Taker: Panel Discussion
3:30Environmental, Health & Safety of Nanomaterials: Posters

Symposium Program

Tuesday May 15

1:30Ensuring Safety of Nanomaterials in Consumer Products253 B
Session chair: Wendel Wohlleben, BASF SE, Germany; Philip Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health, US
1:30Safety assessment of graphene-based materials: focus on pulmonary and immune system (invited presentation)
B. Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet, SE
1:55Nanoparticle Resuspension from Surfaces and Resulting Exposures due to the Use of Consumer Sprays in Homes (invited presentation)
J. Zhang, R. He, G. Mainelis, Rutgers University, US
2:20Functional Assessment and Interpretation of Nanoparticle Surface Affinity for Fate Prediction (invited presentation)
N. Geitner, Duke University, US
2:45Physical and chemical transformations of silver nanomaterials in textiles after use
D.E. Gorka, J.M. Gorham, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
3:15The aging and release of pristine and functionalized carbon nanotubes from epoxy-nanocomposites during accelerated weathering
E. Sahle-Demessie, C. Han, A. Zhao, N. Gagliardi, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US
3:45Update on evaluation of enhanced darkfield microscopy and hyperspectral mapping for analysis of airborne nanoparticulate collected on filter-based media
N.M. Neu-Baker, A. Eastlake, S.A. Brenner, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, College of Nanoscale Science, US

Wednesday May 16

8:30Ensuring Safety of Nanomaterials in Consumer Products262 B
Session chair: Wendel Wohlleben, BASF SE, Germany; Philip Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health, US
8:30Ingested food-grade engineered nanomaterials – state of science in nanotoxicity testing and future research needs (invited presentation)
D. Bello, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
8:55Nanoparticles and Nano-polymer Composite Interactions with Microbial Biofilm
E. Sahle-Demessie, H. Jing, G.A. Sorial, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US
9:15Investigation of toxicity of a panel of food-grade nanomaterials on an in vitro triculture model of the mucus-secreting intestinal epithelium
I.S. Sohal, G. Deloid, K. O’Fallon, Ph. Demokritou, D. Bello, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, US
9:35Comparative environmental fate and toxicity of copper nanomaterials (invited presentation)
N. Zuverza-Mena, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, US
9:55What do we know about the safety of cellulose nanomaterials: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Roadmap, knowledgebase and uncertainties (invited presentation)
J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors LLC, US
10:30Regulatory Issues & Roadmaps to Safety262 B
Session chair: Philip Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health, US; Wendel Wohlleben, BASF SE, Germany
10:30The nanoGRAVUR grouping framework with 25 quantitative case studies (invited presentation)
W. Wohlleben, BASF SE, DE
10:50Canada’s Approach for Assessment of Nanomaterials in Commerce : Prioritization and Tools for Assessing Consumer Exposure
Y. Zhang, C. L. Lemieux, M. Zein Aghaij, D. Vladisavljevic, M. Hill, Health Canada, CA
11:10Advancing Sustainable Manufacturing of Carbon Nanomaterials and Devices through Life Cycle Assessment
W-S Shih, M.A. Chappell, A.J. Kennedy, Brewer Science Inc., US
11:30Global Regulatory Requirements: Overview of Nanomaterial Safety Testing
K.J. Ong, J.A. Shatkin, J.D. Ede, Vireo Advisors, CA
1:30Safety in Advanced Manufacturing - Profit Maker or Profit Taker: Panel Discussion254 A
Session chair: Sally Tinkle, IDA, US; Chuck Geraci, NIOSH, US; Michael Fancher, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, US
J. Meinhart, GE Aircraft, US
M. Ostraat, Aramco, US
P. Scheuer, Honeywell, US
J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, US
A. Patril, FDA, US
C. Geraci, NIOSH, US
S. Tinkle, STPI, US
M. Fancher, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, US
M. Hull, Virginia Tech/NanoSafe, Inc., US
3:30Environmental, Health & Safety of Nanomaterials: Posters2nd Floor
Cataphotolysis of Propanil in water using nanotechnology
Z. Yu, V. Wu, Z. Li, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, US
Effects of III-V Semiconductor Nanowires on Human Lung Cancer Cells
L. Abariute, C.N. Prinz, Lund University, SE
Removal Effect of Organic Impurity in Wastewater by using Chitosan Nanoparticles and Lactobacillus sp.
H.S. Yoon, I-J Kang, Gachon University, KR
Understanding behavior and dissolution kinetics of ingested ENMs in simulated digestive fluids
I.S. Sohal, Y. Cho, K. Conca, K. Kensil, K. O’Fallon, D. Bello, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, US

This symposium highlights the latest applications-focused research, and facilitates discussions on issues related to environmental health and safety of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, life cycle implications, risk assessment, policy issues, and environmental nanotechnology applications.
The 2018 symposium will include a special session focused on the agriculture and food industries.

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Linking Nanomaterial Exposure to Biological Impact
  • Linking Physical & Chemical Properties to Biocompatibility
  • Regulatory Issues for Nanotechnology Commercialization
  • Methods & Models for Risk Assessment & Toxicological Screening of Nanomaterials
  • Environmental Nanotechnology & Its Applications
  • Focus Session on Agriculture & Food Industries
  • Other

Journal Submissions

NanoImpact

NanoImpact is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on nanosafety research and areas related to the impacts of manufactured nanomaterials on human and environmental systems and the behavior of nanomaterials in these systems. As such it will publish in the following areas:

Human Nanotoxicology - nano-bio interactions and effects on human health;
Econanotoxicology - nano-bio interactions and effects on organism and ecosystem health;
Exposure - nanomaterial release, fate and behavior in the environment and human/engineered systems;
Risk Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment
Other areas, such as the development of methodological and modelling approaches and the development of materials and methods to enhance nanosafety, are appropriate if there is a clear and demonstrable link to the above themes. Submissions to the 2017 Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials Symposium will be automatically considered by the journal NanoImpact, the selected contents will be reviewed and invited for submission after the conference.

 
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