Nanoparticles in medicine and environment

Inhalation and health effects

  • J.C. Marijnissen
  • Leon Gradon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jan C. M. Marijnissen, Caner U. Yurteri, Jan van Erven, Tomasz Ciach
    Pages 39-57
  3. Da-Ren Chen, David Y. H. PUI
    Pages 59-75
  4. Wladyslaw W. Szymanski, Günter Allmaier
    Pages 91-112
  5. Arkadiusz Moskal, Tomasz R. Sosnowski, Leon Gradoń
    Pages 113-144
  6. Wolfgang G. Kreyling, Marianne Geiser
    Pages 145-171
  7. S. Häussermann, G. Scheuch, R. Siekmeier
    Pages 227-249
  8. Jan C. M. Marijnissen, Leon Gradoń, Bob W. N. J. Ursem
    Pages 279-284
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 285-287

About this book


A huge effort is put into the science of nanoparticles and their production. In many cases it is unavoidable that nanoparticles are released into the environment, either during the production processes or during the use of a product made from these particles. It is also realized that combustion processes like traffic and power plants release nanoparticles into the atmosphere. However it is not known how nanoparticles interact with the human body, especially upon inhalation. At the same time research activities are devoted to understand how nano-sized medicine particles can be used to administer medicines via inhalation. In any case it is absolutely necessary to know how the nanoparticles interfere with the inhalation system, how they deposit and affect on the human system.

Three main themes are discussed:

  • Nanoparticle sources and production
  • Nanoparticle inhalation and deposition
  • Toxicological and medical consequences of nanoparticles

Each theme is covered comprehensively, starting at nano-quantum effects up to technical and medical applications such as measuring equipment and inhalation instrumentation. This book brings together all sub-disciplines in the field related to aerosol nanoparticles. Each chapter is written by a world expert, giving the state of the art information and challenging open questions. The last chapter summarizes in an interdisciplinary way what is already known and what still is ahead of us.



environment health instrumentation nanoparticle research

Editors and affiliations

  • J.C. Marijnissen
    • 1
  • Leon Gradon
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Chemical EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  2. 2.WarsawPoland

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