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- Functionalization of nanotubes
- Organiic synthesis
- Polyelectrolytes
- TEM imaging

Environmental chemistry:

- Analysis of pollutants
- Purification methods
- Soil and water samples


Research Areas

- Toxicology
- Energy Sciences
- Pollution dynamics
- Water pollution circulation
- Life cycle of pollutants
- Heavy Metals
- Molecular interactions
- Environmental remediation
- Waste management
- Exotic Materials



Fjordforsk A.S. Midtun, 6894 Vangsnes, Norway. 911659654 |

Nanomaterials in consumer electronics. Safety and toxicological aspects.

Collaborating institute:

Dr. O. Andersen. Western Norway Research Insitute (Vestlandsforskning). Nanotoxicology unit. Fossahaugane Campus. 9851 Sogndal, Norway.

Project duration: 2011 - 2015

Project description:

Sustainable energy harvesting in Nanotechnology depends ultimately on exotic and novel nanomaterials. This project focuses around the toxicological and environmental aspects of the main groups of nanomaterials, namely fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. The pivotal aspects of this project is to supply knowledge and know-how to promote sustainability in Nanotechnology, where an environmental compatibility along with technological agility promotes lasting green-energy solutions, providing major reductions in both material and energy resource use and avoid negative impacts on our environment and health.

Keywords: Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Green technologies, sustainable energy.

Project participants: Andersen O., Manzetti S.

Relevant publications:

Manzetti S and Andersen O. (2013). Carbon Nanotubes in Electronics: Background and Discussion for Waste-Handling Strategies. Challenges, 4:75-85. Free copy.

Manzetti S, Behzadi H, Andersen O, van der Spoel D. (2012). Fullerenes toxicity and electronic properties. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 11:105-118.

Manzetti S and Andersen O. (2012). Toxicological aspects of nanomaterials used in energy harvesting consumer electronics. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16:2102–2110.

Manzetti S. (2011). Renewable energy driven by Le Chateliers’ principle, enzyme function and non-additive contributions to ion fluctuations: a hypothesis in biomechanical and nanotechnology energy theory. Journal of Nanotechnology 2011:158434, doi:10.1155/2011/158434.




Fjordforsk is a member of the American Chemical Society. Please visit the society following the logo below.

Ongoing programs



Industrial Doctorate program in Environmental Chemistry at Uppsala University.

Dr. Phil. program in Mathematics at University of Oslo.

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