The use of nanotechnology in the environmental science discipline has become increasingly important in addressing vital global needs in the twenty-first century for reliable, sustainable, and efficient access to clean energy, water, and natural resources. It offers opportunities for the development of new technologies to produce new products, to substitute existing production equipment, and to reformulate new materials and chemicals with improved performance resulting in less consumption of energy and materials, reduced harm to the environment, and environmental remediation. Nanotechnology presents an opportunity to develop a new technology, and a new industry in a sustainable way from the outset. However, taking advantage of this ...

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