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Title: Nanopollutants, their effects on the environment, and potential impacts on the South African water treatment and supply infrastructure
Authors: Roux, SP
Keywords: Nanoscience
Nanotechnology
Nanopollutants
Environmental pollution
Nanotoxicity
NPs
Water supply systems
Nanomaterials
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Citation: Roux, SP. 2008. Nanopollutants, their effects on the environment, and potential impacts on the South African water treatment and supply infrastructure, (Technical Report), pp 40
Abstract: Nanotechnology research and development is rapidly expanding into a full-scale industry that includes building materials, automotive parts, sports equipment and consumer products. This technology promises significant technological advantages, including less expensive and cleaner production processes. Nanotechnology also shows potential for environmental pollution remediation through catalytic degradation and adsorption processes. This report is concerned with the rapidly growing availability of nanotechnology and related products in South Africa. Although nanotechnology-related industries are not currently widely distributed in this country, imported nanotechnology-related products are freely available and represent an increasing potential for environmental pollution. Examples of the applications and toxicity of nanoparticles and materials will be provided together with information regarding the potential environmental impacts of nanotechnology
Description: Technical Report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3289
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