Chapter 10. Nanomaterials in the Environment: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  1. Dr. David T. Pierce and
  2. Dr. Julia Xiaojun Zhao
  1. Rhett J. Clark1,
  2. Jonathan G. C. Veinot1 and
  3. Charles S. Wong2

Published Online: 6 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527632015.ch10

Trace Analysis with Nanomaterials

Trace Analysis with Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Clark, R. J., Veinot, J. G. C. and Wong, C. S. (2010) Nanomaterials in the Environment: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, in Trace Analysis with Nanomaterials (eds D. T. Pierce and J. X. Zhao), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527632015.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of North Dakota, Department of Chemistry, 151 Cornell Street, Stop 9024, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9024, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Alberta, Department of Chemistry, 11227 Saskatchewan Dr., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G2, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Winnipeg, Richardson College for the Environment, Environmental Studies Program and Department of Chemistry, 515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323500

Online ISBN: 9783527632015



  • colorimetric sensors;
  • engineered nanoparticles;
  • trace environmental detection;
  • environmental toxicology;
  • fluorescence;
  • quantum dots


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Good: Nanomaterials for Environmental Sensing

  • The Bad: Environmental Fate of Nanomaterials

  • The Ugly: Detection of Nanomaterials in the Environment

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References