Consideration of the Precautionary Principle – the Responsible Development of Nano Technologies
Carbon nanotube papers, referred to as bucky papers, are attracting a growing attention in different disciplines and application fields. The production of bucky papers is still considered to be too elaborate and costly for a broader application. Additional there are nano particle emission during production with unknown effects on environment and human health. For a planed upscale a carbon nanotube paper production is analysed, not only to identify optimisation potentials regarding technical and economic but also environmental and health aspects. For known environmental impacts, a streamlined Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is conducted. Whereas for the unknown impact of nanotube emissions on environment and human health a qualitative method is used within a optimisation process, to foster the prevention of nano particle emissions, in respect of the precautionary principle.
KeywordsCarbon Nanotube Paper Streamlined LCA Economic Assessment Precautionary Principle
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