Chapter 37 Life Cycle Inventory of Semiconductor Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots for Environmental Applications

Hatice Sengiil, Thomas L. Theis

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

  1. Introduction 562

  2. Applications and Synthesis of Quantum Dots 563

  3. Methodology 568

  4. Life Cycle Inventory of Synthesis of CdSe Quantum Dots 570

  5. Conclusion and Future Perspective 577


Nanotechnological innovations offer promise to solve many of the challenging global environmental problems facing humanity. One important class of nano-structured materials that have drawn particular attention consists of various semiconductors that have ...

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