Paper Title
Study on the Release of Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes at The End-of-Life Phase of Polymer Nanocomposites: Risk Assesment and Safety Concerns

Nanoparticles of graphene and carbon nanotubes are novel and attractive fillers that are recently inserted in polymer nanocomposites for variety of structural and functional applications. Nanotechnology products and application certainly can revolutionize the industry in many sectors. However, the increase of the manufacture and consumption of nanomaterials increases the probability of exposure of the environment to such nanomaterials. Their release and environmental impact after disposal at the end of their life phase is rarely discussed. This work aims to investigate the potential release of nanoparticles in waste streams. Based on experimentally defined release of graphene, a quantitative and qualitative risk assessment was proposed related to exposure of human environment at migration and burning of nanocomposite wastes. Keywords- Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, Polymer Nanocomposites, Waste, Nanoparticle Migration, Release.