Nanotechnologies for Water Environment Applications
- Publish Date: 2009-03-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Tian C. Zhang;Rao Y. Surampalli;Keith C. K. Lai;Zhiqiang Hu;R. D. Tyagi;Irene M. C. Lo
Nanotechnologies, 'the engine of the next Industrial Revolution', represent the new wave of research for chemical and industrial innovation. However, with any new technology or compound, comes the threat of harm to humans and natural ecosystems. Research into the environmental effects, as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications of nanotechnologies and nanoproducts has never been more important. Nanotechnologies for Water Environment Applications provides the current status of synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, as well as the environmental effects of nanotechnology. This publication specifically targets the major applications of nanotechnologies in various water environments; issues related to the fate and transport of nanomaterials in aquatic environments; engineered nanomaterials as emerging contaminants in water; the environmental risks, and related management, of nanomaterials. Extensive up-to-date references are provided. This book will be useful to undergraduate and graduate students of engineering, educators, scientists, engineers, government officers, decision makers, process managers, and practicing professionals.