This was the first national workshop that provided an opportunity for representatives from the environmental remediation community, industry, academia, and government to:

  • Share their perspectives, pose questions, and develop ideas for design of good guidelines, selection criteria, and work practices to support safe and sustainable nano-enabled environmental remediation;

  • Become acquainted with other U.S. nanotechnology stakeholders, including vendors, transporters, and contractors of the remediation sites and communities; and

  • Share case studies of nano-enhanced clean up technologies, including selection criteria for alternative remediation strategies and methods, job planning, job tasks, and nanomaterial handling practices.


Furthermore, in the context of nanoinformatics (Nanoinformatics 2020 Roadmap), the Nano-4-Rem ANSSERS workshop presented the following:

  • Occupational and environmental regulatory issues as they relate to remediation, synthesis and characterization, and application of nanoinformatics for safe and sustainable use of nanomaterials during remediation;

  • Fate and transport of nanomaterials during and after remediation;

  • Risks, including contributions from both toxicological properties of nanomaterials (hazard) and potentials for occupational and environmental exposure, where hazard x exposure = risk;

  • Results of the nanoinformatics survey of states agencies and programs; and

  • Opportunities for developing and sustaining continuing advances and collaborations.

Organized by: Southeastern Louisiana University in cooperation with government, industry, academic, and occupational partners, with partial financial support from the Louisiana Board of Regents for Higher Education.


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Contact Dr. Ephraim Massawe