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Nanotechnology in Environment

K. Krishna Reddy (Author) M. Balakrishna Rao (Author)

Nanotechnology presents new opportunities to create better materials and products. It has the potential to change and improve many sectors of our society, from consumer products to health care to transportation, energy and agriculture. In addition to these socioeconomic benefits, Nanotechnology present new opportunities to improve how we measure, monitor, manage, and minimise contaminants in the environment. Nanotechnology has the potential to improve the environment, both through direct applications of nanomaterials to detect, prevent, and remove pollutants, as well as indirectly by using Nanotechnology to design cleaner industrial processes and create environmentally friendly products. However, there are many unanswered questions about the impacts of nanomaterials and nanoproducts on human health and the environment. This book is an authoritative, indepth exploration of the environmental consequences of Nanotechnology. It provides a detailed account of the potential environmental benefits of Nanotechnology. It analyses the risks associated with Nanotechnology, and methods to assess and control them. It also gives information of the control, monitoring, and reduction of nanotech by products. The social, ethical and legal implications of Nanotechnology-based materials and processing method are also discussed. The book will make fascinating and useful reading for engineers, scientists, administrators, environmental regulatory officials, public policy makers, and students in a range of science and engineering disciplines.

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About the authors

K. Krishna Reddy

Dr. K. Krishna Reddy is a professor of mechanical engineering having twenty years of professional standing, His areas of specialization include chemical and mechanical engineering and the initiatives on functional nanostructures and nanoparticle manufacturing. He is well known for his work on the role of nanoparticles in the fundamental and the applied aspects of superconductivity, and for his work on magnetic and supermagnetic nanoparticles. He has worked in the editorial board of a number of leading nanotech magazines, which cover the generation, characterization, and applications of nanoparticles. He has lectured extensively in India and overseas.

M. Balakrishna Rao

Dr. M. Balakrishna Rao, a senior professor of physics at the faculty for electrical engineering and information technologies, is having about twenty-five years of professional experience. In 1970, he received his ph.. in physical chemistry, and worked with professional research laboratories, until he was appointed as professor in 1980. His research interest is focused on he fundamental aspects of nanomaterials and quantum devise. Throughout, he has been collaborating with major semiconductor industries in India, China and Japan. He has organised several national and international conferences on nanotechnology and published several technical papers. Since 2001, he has been the coordinator of research programmes on information technology and nanoelectronics with in India and abroad.

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Bibliographic information

Title Nanotechnology in Environment
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180301877
length viii+284p., Tables; Figures; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.