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Main Title State-of-the-Science Report on Predictive Models and Modeling Approaches for Characterizing and Evaluating Exposure to Nanomaterials.
Author J. M. Johnston ; M. Lowry ; S. Beaulieu ; E. Bowles
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA. National Exposure Research Lab.; RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA/600/R-10/129
Stock Number PB2011-105273
Additional Subjects Nanomaterials ; Health effects ; Pollution ; Envionmental exposure pathway ; US EPA ; Environmental transport ; Toxicity ; Carbon ; Disaggregation ; Biodegradation ; Engineered nanomaterials
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-105273 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 165p
This state-of-the-science review was undertaken to identify fate and transport models and alternative modeling approaches that could be used to predict exposure to engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) released into the environment, specifically, for aquatic systems. The development of modeling frameworks that represent the unique complexities of ENM behavior in the environment is in its infancy, and a critical mass of researchers actively engaged in model development efforts has yet to be achieved. Further, it is widely recognized that there are many obstacles to model development and, in general, to conducting environmental risk assessments of ENMs that provide meaningful information for risk managers. Nevertheless, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be required to manage potential risks across the life cycle of ENMs, from production through the disposition of wastewaters and residuals containing ENMs. Therefore, this state-of-the-science review included traditional modeling frameworks as well as approaches that are considered relatively new to environmental modeling science and risk management (e.g., adaptive management, multi-criteria decision analysis).