Chapter 36

A Framework for Using Nanotechnology to Improve Water Quality

Michael E. Gorman1, Ahson Wardak2, Emma Fauss3 and Nathan Swami3,    1Department of Science, Technology and Society, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA,    2Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA,    3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

If nanotechnology is to represent societal as well as technical progress, it will have to contribute to the solution of global problems like water quality. This chapter describes a framework for guiding nanotechnology away from risks and toward benefits, and applies it to examples concerning water quality, ...

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