Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects by David E. Reisner,T. Pradeep

By David E. Reisner,T. Pradeep

The world’s clean water provides are dwindling rapidly—even wastewater is now thought of an asset. via 2025, lots of the world's inhabitants should be dealing with critical water stresses and shortages. Aquananotechnology: international Prospects breaks new flooring with its informative and cutting edge advent of the appliance of nanotechnology to the remediation of infected water for ingesting and commercial use. It offers a finished evaluate, from an international viewpoint, of the most recent examine and advancements within the use of nanotechnology for water purification and desalination methods.

The e-book additionally covers techniques to remediation reminiscent of excessive floor sector nanoscale media for adsorption of poisonous species, UV therapy of pathogens, and regeneration of saturated media with functions in municipal water offers, produced water from fracking, ballast water, and extra. It additionally discusses membranes, desalination, sensing, engineered polymers, magnetic nanomaterials, electrospun nanofibers, photocatalysis, endocrine disruptors, and Al13 clusters. It explores physics-based phenomena reminiscent of subcritical water and cavitation-induced sonoluminescence, and fog harvesting.

With contributions from specialists in built and constructing nations, together with people with serious illness, corresponding to China, India, and Pakistan, the book’s content material spans quite a lot of the topic parts that fall below the aquananotechnology banner, both squarely or tangentially. The publication strongly emphasizes sorption media, with extensive software to a myriad of contaminants—both geogenic and anthropogenic—keeping in brain that it's not adequate for water to be potable, it should also be palatable.

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