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Nanotechnology: Remediation Technologies to clean up the Environmental pollutants

Author Affiliations

  • 1 School of Environmental and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar-382030, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 90-96, February,18 (2012)

Abstract

Nanotechnology is the design, characterization, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling the shape and size at the nanometer scale; Environmental nanotechnology (E-nano) products can be developed for a wide array of urgently needed environmental remediation. The nanoparticles / nanostructures made by mechanical and /or microbial action with fundamental building blocks are among the smallest human made objects and exhibit novel physical, chemical and biological properties; which has wider application for pollution prevention, detection, monitoring and remediation of pollutants. Environmental nanotechnology would be the new innovation to remediate and treat the contaminants to acceptable levels. Environmental scientists and engineers are already working with nanoscale structure to manipulate matter of the atomic or molecular scale that has cut across discipline of chemistry, physics, biology, and even engineering. The paper highlights that-nanotechnology offers great promise for delivering new and improved remediation technologies to clean up the environment.

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