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Environmental Aspects of Nanotechnology

In this module you will learn about the effects of nanotechnology on environment.

From environmental perspective, the nanotechnology has both its pros and cons. Nowadays, the nanotechnology has opened its way into many conventional and sophisticated environment-related applications such as efficient water purification, elimination of pollutants from air, and soil enrichment for agriculture. In general, the full exploitation of nanotechnology renders us capable of efficiently detecting contaminants in air/ water/ soil and eliminating them by effective solutions. In contrast, nano-laboratories and nano-industries produce nanowastes with unknown environmental impacts. Some of these nanomaterials may remain in the nature for years and disturb the life cycle. Because of their large surface area, they can be toxic for human/ animals/ plants, and interact with live organisms. Therefore, it is necessary to pay more attentions to environmentally counterproductive impacts of nanotechnology.


Nanotechnology 101 by John F. Mongillo

Nanotechnology for Water and Wastewater Treatment edited by Piet Lens, Jurate Virkutyte, Veeriah Jegatheesan and S. Al-Abed

Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology by Bharat Bhushan

Nanostructures and Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications by Guozhong Cao and Ying Wang

Nanotechnology: Consequences for Human Health and the Environment edited by Ronald E. Hester and Roy M. Harrison

Environmental Nanotechnology: Applications and Impacts of Nanomaterials by Mark Wiesner and Jean-Yves Bottero

Nanomaterials, Ecomaterials, and Wide Vision of Material Science by Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain and Sukanchan Palit 

Nanotechnology and the Environment: A European perspective by D.G.Rickerbya and M.Morrison

Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment by Geoffrey B. Smith and Claes-Goran S. Granqvist

Nanotechnology, risk and the environment: a review by William Hannaha and Paul B. Thompson

Nanotechnology and the Environment by Kathleen Sellers, Christopher Mackay, Lynn L. Bergeson, Stephen R. Clough, Marilyn Hoyt, Julie Chen, Kim Henry and Jane Hamblen

Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Environment, Water, Food, Minerals, and Climate by Mamadou Diallo and C. Jeffrey Brinker

Nanotechnology: Health and Environmental Risks, Second Edition by Jo Anne Shatkin

Nanotechnology and the Environment

Nano and the Environment

Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology

Pollution Control Using Nanotechnology