One of the key issues in the development of nanotechnology is how to control, reduce, and eliminate the environmental and related problems associated with this technology; the success or failure of this new use may well depend on the ability to effectively and efficiently address these environmental issues. This book presents an investigation of the environmental ramifications of nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the chemical, telecom, biotech, pharmaceutical, health care, aerospace, and computer industries, among others, and many exciting new nanotech applications are envisioned for the near future. While the rapid pace of innovation has been truly inspiring, much remains to be learned about the potential environmental and health risks posed by this nascent technology and its byproducts. So important is this issue that the ultimate success or failure of nanotechnology may well depend on how effectively science and industry address these concerns in the years ahead.
Nanotechnology: turning basic science into reality
Solid waste issues.
Health risk assessment.
Hazard risk assessment
Louis Theodore, PhD, is Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, Manhattan College, Bronx, New York is a coauthor of "Introduction to Hazardous Waste Incineration, Second Edition" and "Handbook of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Calculations." He has received awards from the International Air and Waste Management Association and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Robert G. Kunz has extensive experience in the petroleum and chemical industries, much of which has been focused on environmental control and testing of operating plants for a wide variety of atmospheric emissions and aqueous discharges. Dr. Kunz was an environmental engineering manager at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for over 26 years. Currently he is an environmental consultant. The author of numerous technical publications, he is a recipient of the Water Pollution Control Federation's Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal in recognition of noteworthy research in wastewater treatment. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and is a licensed professional engineer in Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas.