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  • ReportsnReports - Nanotechnology in Water Treatment

    Nanotechnology in Water Treatment  The global market for nanostructured products used in water treatment was worth an estimated $1.4 billion in 2010 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during the next 5 years to reach a value of $2.2 billion in 2015. Most of the ...


  • Nanotechnology for clean water: Facts and figures

    Nanotechnology could help give millions clean drinking water. David J. Grimshaw outlines the potential, the progress and some of the risks. Technology has long been important in providing clean drinking water and irrigation for food crops. Indeed, people have had water technology for thousands of years — the Romans were using aqueducts as conduits for drinking wateraround 300BC. But making ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Risks of nanotechnology remain uncertain

    Toxicology experiments on nanomaterials often seem to run the same way: put some nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, or other kind of nanosized structures in a petri dish, water column, soil sample, or lab test tube of choice. Then expose daphnids, microbes, zebrafish, pig lung cells, human skin cells, or other model organisms to the new and exciting materials. Sit back and see what ...

  • Nanotechnology: How Green Can It Be?

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The ability to use nanotechnology to reduce pollution, conserve resources and build a 'clean' economy now exists, finds a new report 'Green Nanotechnology: It's Easier Than You Think.' But environmentalists are at odds about how green nanotechnology can be. Not all nanoparticles are harmful to human health and the environment, but some are. Nanotech critics fear ...

  • Webinar Will Announce NSI on Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology

    On October 19, 2016, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold a webinar to announce the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI): Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology. The webinar will highlight the activities of several participating federal agencies. NNCO states that the webinar will be the first in a series exploring ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • China `soaring ahead` in nanotechnology research

    China has emerged as a major nanotechnology player, but India is still working to catch up — and both countries have some ground to cover before they can hope to dominate the world of journals and citations, according to a paper in the February issue of Scientometrics. The study, led by ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Registration Open for Webinar on Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Increasing Water Availability

    Registration is now open for a December 7, 2016, National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) webinar, “ ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NNI Agencies Announce Nanotechnology Signature Initiative for Water Sustainability

    The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) issued a March 23, 2016, press release concerning the launch of a Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI), Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Nanoscale Solutions for a Global-Scale Challenge. The Office of Science and Technology posted a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 2016 SNO Conference Will Focus on Sustainable Nanotechnology Systems

    The 2016 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference will be held November 10-12, 2016. The conference sessions will be organized around selected “systems,” and sessions will be populated with talks on applications, effects and implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials within each system. The aims are to identity where nanomaterials and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Swedish environmental technology investment to give priority to nanotechnology.

    The Government must prioritise research using nanotechnology to solve environmental problems, according to Lena Gustafsson, co-director general at Vinnova, who has published a report about environmental technology. The report 'Research strategy for environmental technology' is one of the pieces of the puzzle for the government bill on research which will be ready next spring. 'We have identified ...


  • Nanotechnology produces cheaper and portable measuring instruments

    Let's start by correcting one misunderstanding: nanoparticles are not extremely small. In fact, they vary in size - from a couple of atoms to millions of atoms or thousands of molecules - and make up an intermediate form between loose molecules and relatively large grains. Proteins are also a type of nanoparticle. “In light of this, chemists see nanoparticles as actually being quite ...

  • Parliament backs NGOs calls for tighter controls on nanotechnology

    March saw the European Parliament's Environment Committee vote on controls of nanomaterials. The results supported almost all key issues raised by NGOs. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens, organizations, have been a prominant force behind the push for stricter controls. They were extremely pleased with the results of the vote. The ...

  • NASA nanotechnology-based biosensor helps detect biohazards

    NASA has developed a revolutionary nanotechnology-based biosensor that can detect trace amounts of specific bacteria, viruses and parasites. This biosensor will be used to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly biohazards in water, food and other contaminated sources. NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California licensed the biosensor technology to Early Warning Inc., Troy, ...


  • Self-Cleaning Buildings Thanks to Nanotechnology and Green Chemistry

    Green Earth Nano Science, Inc. nanotechnology solutions provider and global distributor of advanced photocatalyst* coatings, recently introduced its new easy to apply, green, environment friendly, transparent self-cleaning coating for exterior applications, distributed under brand 'Gens Nano'. GENS Nano is applied very easily on existing buildings or during manufacturing process. Coated ...

  • House Subcommittee Examines Breakthrough Nanotechnology Opportunities for America

    On July 29, 2014, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on “Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation.” Witnesses included: James M. Tour, Ph.D., T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, Materials Science and Nanoengineering, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Don`t repeat the same mistakes with nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is the key technology of the 21st century, and in the not so distant future will influence every sphere of daily life. Whether in industry or medicine, new methods make possible the manufacture of new materials with new properties, which will help medical science fight disease. The technology is still in its early stages, and little is yet known of possible negative effects on the ...

  • Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment

    What’s it about? NanoRem will focus on facilitating practical, safe, economic and exploitable nanotechnology for in situ remediation. This will be undertaken in parallel with developing a comprehensive understanding of the environmental risk-benefit for the use of nanoparticles (NPs), market demand, overall sustainability, and stakeholder perceptions. The project is designed ...


    By NANO IRON s.r.o.

  • ReportsnReports - Bottled Water in Switzerland

    Bottled Water in Switzerland  Datamonitor's Bottled Water in Switzerland industry profile is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the Bottled Water industry. It includes data on market size and segmentation, plus textual and graphical analysis of the key trends and competitive ...


  • Viruses harnessed to split water

    MIT team’s biologically based system taps the power of sunlight directly, with the aim of turning water into hydrogen fuel. A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth. In this case, the team used a modified virus as a kind of biological scaffold that can assemble the ...

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