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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 34

Nanotechnology in Water

Societal, Ethical, and Environmental Considerations

Anita Street1, Jeremiah S. Duncan2 and Nora Savage3,    1US Department of Energy, Washington, DC, USA,    2Department of Atmospheric Science and Chemistry, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, USA,    3Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA

Potable water is a threatened but critical resource, the scarcity of which is devastating for the developing world. Water-related nanotechnology research has the potential to make safe drinking water inexpensive and accessible to developing countries. This technology also can improve the water infrastructure in developed nations. However, it is imperative that ...

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