Nanotechnology, Water, and Development - New Paper

 
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05 July 2006, Meridian Institute


Nanotechnology, Water, and Development - New Paper


Meridian Institute’s ongoing Dialogue on Nanotechnology and the Poor: Opportunities and Risks (GDNP) has commissioned a new paper entitled “Nanotechnology, Water, and Development".

In 2002, 1.1 billion people lacked access to a reliable water supply and 2.6 billion people lacked access to adequate sanitation, resulting in the death of 4,500 children a day due to waterborne diseases. Developing countries depend on water and require sustainable management of water resources in order to maintain economic, social, and environmental functions it provides for the livelihood of their people. For these reasons, nanotechnology for water purification has been identified as a high priority area because water treatment devices that incorporate nanoscale materials are already available and human development needs for clean water are pressing. The paper provides detailed information about specific nanotechnology-based water treatment technologies that are in development or already commercially available. It also provides case studies of conventional and nanotechnology-based filtration methods used in Bangladesh and South Africa.



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http://www.merid.org/nano/waterpaper/
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