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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water, 2nd Edition by Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Richard Sustich, Anita Street

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Chapter 33

Introduction to Societal Issues

The Responsible Development of Nanotechnology for Water

Jeremiah S. Duncan1, Nora Savage2 and Anita Street3,    1Department of Atmospheric Science and Chemistry, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH,    2Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC,    3US Department of Energy, Washington, DC

This chapter starts with a quick overview of the subject of nanotechnology and its technical applications in water-related problems such as drinking water, already introduced in previous sections of the book. It then looks at the questions that need to be considered with regard to public acceptance of nanotechnology. Then there is a quick look at the development of ...

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