Overview for Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation
Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation involves an approach to risk mitigation in an emerging and important set industries. It involves three complementary goals: (a) advancing the development of clean technologies that use nanotechnology, (b) minimizing potential environmental and human health risks associated with the manufacture and use of nanotechnology products and (c) encouraging replacement of existing products with new nano-products that are more environmentally friendly throughout their life cycles. These approaches not only offer environmental benefits but also will help give us greater security and help us address public health crises, among other benefits. This critically important approach of nanotechnology needs further attention and integration into manufacturing process, educational curricula and policy efforts.