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Title Nanotechnology for sustainable development / Mamadou S. Diallo, Neil A. Fromer, Myung S. Jhon, editors
Edition First edition
Published New York : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (410 pages)
Contents From the contents: part i water purification -- ionic transport in nanocapillary membrane systems -- part ii clean energy and greenhouse gas management.-¡part iii sustainable materials and manufacturing -- recovery of silica from electronic waste for the synthesis of cubic mcm-48 and its application in preparing ordered mesoporous carbon molecular sieves using a green approach -- part iv societal perspectives
Summary The world is facing great challenges in meeting rising demands for basic commodities, finished goods, technologies and services while minimizing the impact of human activities on Earth's global environment and climate. Nanotechnology has emerged as a multidisciplinary research field that could provide efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable solutions to the global sustainability challenges that our societies are facing. Thisbook is devoted to the utilization of nanotechnology to improve or achieve sustainable development. It reports recent advances and discusses opportunities of utilizing nanotechnology to address global challenges in water purification, clean energy, greenhouse gas management, materials supply/utilization and manufacturing. It addresses societal perspectives and provides an outlook of the role of nanotechnology in the convergence of knowledge, technology and society for achieving sustainable development. This book offers a thematic collection of papers previously published in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Notes "Previously published in Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Topical collection on nanotechnology for sustainable development."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
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Subject Nanotechnology -- Economic aspects.
Sustainable development -- Technological innovations.
Form Electronic book
Author Diallo, Mamadou Saliou Tidiane, editor
Fromer, Neil Alan, editor
Jhon, Myung S., editor
ISBN 3319050419 (electronic bk.)
9783319050416 (electronic bk.)