Title: Emerging Nanotechnologies for Site Remediation and Wastewater Treatment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: USA 
Year: 2005 
Author 1/Producer: US Environmental Protection Agency 
Other Authors/Producers: Katherine Watlington 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: US EPA 
Publisher City: Washington DC, USA 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.clu-in.org/download/techdrct/K_Watlington_Nanotec ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 841 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Water and sanitation-->Wastewater
 
Short description: Extract: The impacts of nanotechnology are increasingly evident in all areas of science and technology, including the field of environmental studies and treatment. Experts anticipate the development and implementation of environmentally beneficial nanotechnologies in the categories of sensing and detecting, pollution prevention, and treatment and remediation. Of the three, the category of treatment and remediation has seemingly experienced the most growth in recent years. In terms of site remediation, the development and deployment of nanotechnology for contaminant destruction has already taken place. Nanoscale iron particles and the subsequent derivatives (bimetallic iron particles and emulsified iron) represent a viable commercially available nanotechnology for remediation. Currently, over 15 academic and commercial field scale tests involving nano-iron particles are underway or have reached completion. Many more sites have scheduled field studies and consequently the number of vendors supplying this product continues to grow. In addition, a multitude of nanotechnology applications for site remediation and wastewater treatment are currently in the research and development stages. From dendritic polymers to functionalized ceramics, the technologies poised to impact the treatment field are considerably diverse. 
Link to Organisation(s): EPA Environmental Protection Agency
 
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