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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water by Richard Sustich, Anita Street, Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Mamadou Diallo

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Chapter 30 Nanotechnology in Water: Societal, Ethical, and Environmental Considerations

Anita Street 1 , Jeremiah S. Duncan 2 , Nora Savage 1

1Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA

2Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI, USA

  1. Introduction 454

  2. Responsible Development: Ethical, Social, and Environmental Concerns 454

    1. Access, Parity, and Effects of Technology Deployment 456

    2. Human Health and Environmental Effects 457

  3. Public Engagement: What Role Should the Public Have? 460

  4. Conclusions 461

Abstract

Potable water is a threatened but critical resource, the scarcity of which is devastating for the developing world. Water-related ...

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