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dc.contributor.author Hillie, T
dc.contributor.author Hlophe, M
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-27T13:52:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-27T13:52:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Hillie, T and Hlophe, M. 2012. Nanotechnology for potable water and general consumption in developing countries. In: Can emerging technologies make a difference in development? Taylor & Francis: New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9780415884327
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6759
dc.description Copyright: Taylor & Francis, New York, USA. en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter discusses water and its sources; the main focus is put on surface water and ground water. Factors such as water pollution and sewage are also discussed in areas of mining and agriculture. Furthermore the global water challenges that affect people in developing and developed countries. The challenges outlined are; poor governance, water scarcity, sanitation and climate change. Nanotechnology is sufficiently advanced to help provide potable water and water for general assumption in developing countries. The technology to be implemented will depend on the available infrastructure, and in most remote areas in developing countries where potable water is required, these include such rudimentary basics as electricity and accessibility. Water is vital to sustain life in every organism, including human beings. As a basic need for rich and poor alike, water takes on primary importance among public resources, one that we need to better understand and sustain. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;10840
dc.subject Nanotechnology en_US
dc.subject Surface water en_US
dc.subject Groundwater en_US
dc.subject Water sustainability en_US
dc.subject Water polution en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.title Nanotechnology for potable water and general consumption in developing countries en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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