Nano silver - Why it is so hot now?

K. W. Lem, J. R. Haw, D. S. Lee, C. Brumlik, S. Sund, S. Curran, P. Smith, S. Brauer, D. Schmidt, Z. Iqbal

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Abstract

Senjen and Illuminato[1] of Friends of the Earth have claimed that nanosilver (AgNP) is an extreme germ killer which presents a growing threat to public health. Volpe [2]and Height[3] of Silver Nanotechnology Working Group (SNWG) have been arguing to the USEPA[4] that AgNP poses a unique property for its size <100 nm in one dimension. They argued that the functionality of AgNP used in antimicrobial applications is not unique and not a new material. It is identical to all EPA-registered silver products for decades where any antimicrobial functionality is achieved via release of silver ions (Ag+). Nevertheless, will the "safety" of AgNP become a real "Nano-Titanic" and prevent a sustainable industrial system for this "red-hot" nanotechnology development?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology 2010
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Pages391-394
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Nov 9 2010
EventNanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 24 2010

Publication series

NameNanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Volume1

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period6/21/106/24/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

Keywords

  • Exergy
  • Life cycle
  • Nanosilver (AgNP)
  • Triz in dfss (dflss-g)
  • Waste minimization

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