"The World Health Organization in 2004 estimated that 1.1 billion people did not have access to clean water and that 35% of deaths in developing nations were related to water-borne illnesses. These are among the many challenges that today face the scientific community and governments to provide clean drinking water, remediate polluted waterways and aquifers, and prevent the pollution of water supplies. While the situation is grim, recent advances strongly indicate that many water quality problems can be addressed - and potentially resolved - using nanotechnology." "Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on research in water quality. Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection, and the challenges that lie therein." "Here you will find detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may lead to widespread applications. The first four parts of the book cover specific topics including the use of nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and point-of-use systems. For instance, recent advances show that many of the current problems involving water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book also discusses existing nanotechnologies and their future potential in groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors. The final part discusses the inherent societal implications that may affect the acceptance of widespread applications." "In this truly unique reference, over 80 leading experts from the global scientific community share their research and knowledge to address the global challenges of water quality and remediation in the hopes that nanotechnology can ensure that clean water is available to everyone."--BOOK JACKET.
Formerly CIP.Uk. Includes bibliographical references and index.
- LCC: TD353
- Dewey Decimal: 628.161
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xi, 592 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Edition Info: (electronic bk.)
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