- Peril Small in Places. Wu, Corinna // ASEE Prism;Nov2010, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p26
The article focuses on the risks brought by the expanding use of nanotechnology in health and the environment. It mentions the critical role played by engineers in figuring out what makes a nanoparticle toxic and in designing nanoparticles that could kill cancer cells without harming tissues or...
- The Wild, Wild, West. Taylor, Marisa // Red Herring;4/23/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 15, p22
The article presents information on a law passed by the council of Berkeley, California, dealing with nanotechnology, its safety and environmental risks. The law requires that companies manufacturing nano-sized particles report their activities to the Toxics Management Division of the city's...
- Solvay-BASF JV Cuts Capacity. Alperowicz, Natasha // Chemical Week;3/17/1999, Vol. 161 Issue 10, p7
Details the plan of Solvin, the propose Solvay-BASF vinyl joint venture, to close three plants in Belgium. Employees to be dismissed as part of the closure; Plants contributed by BASF; Claims of Solvay for the rationalization.
- SOLVAY TRANSFERS PVC STAKE TO SOLVIN JOINT VENTURE. Alperowicz, Natasha // Chemical Week;4/11/2001, Vol. 163 Issue 15, p15
Reports on the plan of Solvay to transfer its polyvinyl chloride investment from a vinyls complex in Martorell, Spain to its Solvin joint venture in Brussels, Belgium. Capacity of the Martorell plant; Capacity of production outside Europe; Details on its corporate reorganization.
- Nanotechnology: Risk Assessment and Risk Management Perspective. Valverde Jr., L. James; Linkov, Igor // Nanotechnology Law & Business;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p25
In the coming decades, the proliferation and use of nanotechnology promises to play an increasingly prominent role in society. As with many new and emerging technologies, the potential individual and societal benefits associated with nanotechnology are substantial. At the same time, very little...
- Risk assessment strategies as nanomaterials transition into commercial applications. Olson, Mira; Gurian, Patrick // Journal of Nanoparticle Research;Apr2012, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p1
Commercial applications of nanomaterials are rapidly emerging in the marketplace. The environmental and human health risks of many nanomaterials remain unknown, and prioritizing how to efficiently assess their risks is essential. As nanomaterials are incorporated into a broader range of...
- A decision-directed approach for prioritizing research into the impact of nanomaterials on the environment and human health. Linkov, Igor; Bates, Matthew E.; Canis, Laure J.; Seager, Thomas P.; Keisler, Jeffrey M. // Nature Nanotechnology;Dec2011, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p784
The emergence of nanotechnology has coincided with an increased recognition of the need for new approaches to understand and manage the impact of emerging technologies on the environment and human health. Important elements in these new approaches include life-cycle thinking, public...
- Better testing urged for nano materials. // Professional Engineering;11/26/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 21, p13
The article reports on the claim of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on the need for better testing and control of nanotechnology materials in Great Britain. According to the advisory body, the pace at which new nanomaterials used in manufacturing are being developed is beyond the...
- Just Be Fabulous. Sowinski, Lara L. // World Trade;Jun2009, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p7
An introduction to articles published within the issue is presented, including one on nanotechnology and a feature on measuring the carbon footprint.