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Graphene-based Materials in Health and Environment

New Paradigms

  • Gil Gonçalves
  • Paula Marques
  • Mercedes Vila

Part of the Carbon Nanostructures book series (CARBON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Medicine: Nanomedicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marta Skoda, Ilona Dudek, Dariusz Szukiewicz
      Pages 3-33
    3. Sivaramapanicker Sreejith, Hrishikesh Joshi, Yanli Zhao
      Pages 35-61
  3. Medicine: Biosensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
  4. Medicine: Tissue Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Maurizio Buggio, Marco Tatullo, Stefano Sivolella, Chiara Gardin, Letizia Ferroni, Eitan Mijiritsky et al.
      Pages 103-133
    3. Nileshkumar Dubey, Fanny Esther Denise Decroix, Vinicius Rosa
      Pages 135-158
    4. María Teresa Portolés, María Concepción Serrano
      Pages 159-190
    5. Sofia S. Almeida, André F. Girão, Gil Gonçalves, António Completo, P. A. A. P. Marques
      Pages 219-256
  5. Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Parikshit Sahatiya, Sushmee Badhulika
      Pages 259-285
    3. Adel Soroush, Douglas Rice, Md Saifur Rahaman, François Perreault
      Pages 287-322
    4. Enrico Tapire Nadres, Jingjing Fan, Debora Frigi Rodrigues
      Pages 323-356

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the potential use of graphene-based materials in two important societal areas: medicine and the environment. It discusses how new graphene-based materials can be creatively used for biological purposes, for example as delivery vehicles for diagnostics or therapeutics, ultrasensitive sensors, smart responsive substrates for artificial-tissue design and biomarkers. Moreover, it presents new insights into their use as sorbent or photocatalytic materials for environmental decontamination in water and gas-phase desalination membranes and as sensors for contaminant monitoring, giving relevance to the current discussions on the possible toxicological effects of graphene-based materials.

Keywords

Desalination membranes Graphene catalystis Graphene foams Graphene macrostructures Water purification

Editors and affiliations

  • Gil Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Paula Marques
    • 2
  • Mercedes Vila
    • 3
  1. 1.Nanoengineering Research Division, Department of Mechanical EngineeringCentre for Mechanical Technology and Automation, University of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Nanoengineering Research Division, Department of Mechanical EngineeringCentre for Mechanical Technology and Automation, University of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Nanoengineering Research Division, Department of Mechanical EngineeringCentre for Mechanical Technology and Automation, University of AveiroAveiroPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45639-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45637-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45639-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-3005
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-3013
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