Nanomaterials Based Coatings

Nanomaterials Based Coatings
Author: Phuong Nguyen Tri,Sami Rtimi,Claudiane M. Ouellet-Plamondon
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 0128158859
ISBN 13: 9780128158852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials Based Coatings Book Review:

Nanomaterials-Based Coatings: Fundamentals and Applications presents the fundamental concepts and applications of nanomaterial-based coatings in anticorrosion, antiwear, antibacterial, antifungal, self-cleaning, superhydrophobic, super hard, super heat resistance, solar reflective, photocatalytic and radar absorbing coatings. It is an important resource for those seeking to understand the underlying phenomenal and fundamental mechanisms through which nanoparticles interact with polymeric and metallic matrices to create stronger coatings. As nanomaterials-enforced coatings are smarter, stronger and more durable, the information listed in this book will helps readers understand their usage and further applications. Highlights the latest methods in design, preparation and characterization techniques for nanomaterials-based coatings Discusses emerging applications of nanomaterials-based coatings, including substrates protection, sustainable energy, and in the environment and healthcare Assesses the major challenges in making nanomaterials-based coatings more reliable and cost-effective

Handbook of Nanoceramic and Nanocomposite Coatings and Materials

Handbook of Nanoceramic and Nanocomposite Coatings and Materials
Author: Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf,Dieter Scharnweber
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2015-05-08
ISBN 10: 0444633820
ISBN 13: 9780444633828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Nanoceramic and Nanocomposite Coatings and Materials Book Review:

In this new handbook, top researchers from around the world discuss recent academic and industrial advances in designing ceramic coatings and materials. They describe the role of nanotechnology in designing high performance nanoceramic coatings and materials in terms of the unique advantages that can be gained from the nano scale, including the latest techniques for the synthesis and processing of ceramic and composite coatings for different applications. Focuses on the most advanced technologies for industry-oriented nano-ceramic and nano-composite coatings, including recent challenges for scaling up nano-based coatings in industry Covers the latest evaluation methods for measuring coatings performance Discusses novel approaches for improving the performance of ceramic and composite coatings and materials via nanotechnology Provides the most recent and advanced techniques for surface characterization

Corrosion Protection at the Nanoscale

Corrosion Protection at the Nanoscale
Author: Susai Rajendran,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Saeid Kakooei,Mahdi Yeganeh,Yongxin Li
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 0128193603
ISBN 13: 9780128193600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corrosion Protection at the Nanoscale Book Review:

Corrosion Protection at the Nanoscale explores fundamental concepts on how metals can be protected at the nanoscale by using both nanomaterials-based solutions, including nanoalloys, noninhibitors and nanocoatings. It is an important reference resource for both materials scientists and engineers wanting to find ways to create an efficient corrosion prevention strategy. Nanostructure materials have been widely used in many products, such as print electronics, contact, interconnection, implant, nanosensors and display units to lessen the impact of corrosion. Traditional methods for protection of metals include various techniques, such as coatings, inhibitors, electrochemical methods (anodic and cathodic protections), metallurgical design are covered in this book. Nanomaterials-based protective methods can offer many advantages over their traditional counterparts, such as protection for early-stage, higher corrosion resistance, better corrosion control. This book also outlines these advantages and discusses the challenges of implementing nanomaterials as corrosion protection agents on a wide scale. Explains the main methods of detection, monitoring, testing, measurement and simulation of corrosion at the nanoscale Explores how metals can be protected at the nanoscale using nanotechnology and nanomaterials Discusses the major challenges of detecting and preventing corrosion at the nanoscale

Materials for Biomedical Engineering Nanomaterials based Drug Delivery

Materials for Biomedical Engineering  Nanomaterials based Drug Delivery
Author: Alina-Maria Holban,Alexandru Grumezescu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2019-03-20
ISBN 10: 0128169141
ISBN 13: 9780128169148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Biomedical Engineering Nanomaterials based Drug Delivery Book Review:

Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Nanomaterials-Based Drug Delivery highlights the progress made in the field of nanostructures bioactive materials and their impact on efficient drug delivery towards personalized medicine. Drug delivery is a well investigated and challenging bio-medical field, with promising perspectives in medicine and engineering. This book brings together the latest research findings regarding nanostructured materials and their potential in designing highly efficient and personalized drug delivery systems. Provides a valuable resource of recent scientific progress, highlighting the most well-known applications of nanostructures in drug delivery systems Includes novel opportunities and ideas for developing or improving technologies in composites by companies, biomedical industries, and in related sectors Features at least 50% of references from the last 2-3 years

Advanced Nanomaterials and Coatings by Thermal Spray

Advanced Nanomaterials and Coatings by Thermal Spray
Author: Guan-Jun Yang,Xinkun Suo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 012813870X
ISBN 13: 9780128138700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Nanomaterials and Coatings by Thermal Spray Book Review:

Advanced Nanomaterials and Coatings by Thermal Spray focuses on the design, preparation, characterization and application of advanced coating materials for promising industries via thermal spray. Chapters introduce the potential applications of advanced nanocoating materials, the unique characteristics of thermal sprayed nanocoating, the design and processing of nanopowders, and discuss various nanocoating materials and their microstructure/properties. In addition, nanomaterials with unique characteristics are presented, i.e., the dendrite or feather-like nanomaterials by suspension spray or plasma spray-physical vapor deposition hybrid technology. This book will serve as an excellent resource for both researchers and individuals in industry. Provides a comprehensive overview of the field of advanced nanocoatings materials and the use of thermal spray methods Discusses the connections between the design, preparation, characteristics and applications of thermal spray nanocoatings Reviews the properties and potential application of nanocoating materials, providing professionals with a guide on which nanocoatings have potential for their detailed requirements and development choices

Corrosion Protection and Control Using Nanomaterials

Corrosion Protection and Control Using Nanomaterials
Author: V S Saji,R. M. Cook
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-02-21
ISBN 10: 0857095803
ISBN 13: 9780857095800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corrosion Protection and Control Using Nanomaterials Book Review:

Corrosion is an expensive and potentially dangerous problem in many industries. The potential application of different nanostructured materials in corrosion protection, prevention and control is a subject of increasing interest. Corrosion protection and control using nanomaterials explores the potential use of nanotechnology in corrosion control. The book is divided into two parts. Part one looks at the fundamentals of corrosion behaviour and the manufacture of nanocrystalline materials. Chapters discuss the impact of nanotechnology in reducing corrosion cost, and investigate the influence of various factors including thermodynamics, kinetics and grain size on the corrosion behaviour of nanocrystalline materials. There are also chapters on electrodeposition and the corrosion behaviour of electrodeposited nanocrystalline materials. Part two provides a series of case studies of applications of nanomaterials in corrosion control. Chapters review oxidation protection using nanocrystalline structures at various temperatures, sol- gel and self-healing nanocoatings and the use of nanoreservoirs and polymer nanocomposites in corrosion control. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Corrosion protection and control using nanomaterials is an invaluable reference tool for researchers and engineers working with nanomaterials in a variety of industries including, aerospace, automotive and chemical engineering as well as academics studying the unique protection and control offered by nanomaterials against corrosion. Explores the potential use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials for corrosion prevention, protection and control Discusses the impact of nanotechnology in reducing corrosion cost and investigates various factors on the corrosion behaviour of nanocrystalline materials Provides a series of case studies and applications of nanomaterials for corrosion control

Nanomaterials Based Charge Trapping Memory Devices

Nanomaterials Based Charge Trapping Memory Devices
Author: Ammar Nayfeh,Nazek El-Atab
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN 10: 012822343X
ISBN 13: 9780128223437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials Based Charge Trapping Memory Devices Book Review:

Rising consumer demand for low power consumption electronics has generated a need for scalable and reliable memory devices with low power consumption. At present, scaling memory devices and lowering their power consumption is becoming more difficult due to unresolved challenges, such as short channel effect, Drain Induced Barrier Lowering (DIBL), and sub-surface punch-through effect, all of which cause high leakage currents. As a result, the introduction of different memory architectures or materials is crucial. Nanomaterials-based Charge Trapping Memory Devices provides a detailed explanation of memory device operation and an in-depth analysis of the requirements of future scalable and low powered memory devices in terms of new materials properties. The book presents techniques to fabricate nanomaterials with the desired properties. Finally, the book highlights the effect of incorporating such nanomaterials in memory devices. This book is an important reference for materials scientists and engineers, who are looking to develop low-powered solutions to meet the growing demand for consumer electronic products and devices. Explores in depth memory device operation, requirements and challenges Presents fabrication methods and characterization results of new nanomaterials using techniques, including laser ablation of nanoparticles, ALD growth of nano-islands, and agglomeration-based technique of nanoparticles Demonstrates how nanomaterials affect the performance of memory devices

Novel Nanocomposite Coatings

Novel Nanocomposite Coatings
Author: Rostislav Daniel,Jindřich Musil
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 9814411175
ISBN 13: 9789814411172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Nanocomposite Coatings Book Review:

Nanocomposite materials as a special class of nanostructured materials have recently attracted great interest due to their extraordinary mechanical properties as well as thermal stability and oxidation resistance. The unique structure and exceptional properties make nanocomposite materials a possible alternative to traditional polycrystalline materials, which have met their limits in many recent engineering applications. In particular, nanocomposite coatings synthesized by plasma-assisted deposition processes under highly non-equilibrium conditions provide a high potential for new applications as protective and functional coatings in automotive, aerospace, tooling, electronic, or manufacturing industry. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the synthesis of Si-containing hard nanocomposite coatings based on transition metal nitrides by plasma-based thin film processing. It demonstrates the full versatility of these nanocomposites for low Si-containing coatings tailored with superior mechanical properties and novel high Si-containing nanocomposite coatings with extraordinary thermal stability and resistance against oxidation optimized for high-temperature applications. It pays special attention to understanding growth mechanisms of these structures under specific deposition conditions, structure–property relations, and stability of individual constituents to enhance their functionality for various applications.

Nanotechnology in Textiles

Nanotechnology in Textiles
Author: Mangala Joshi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 910
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN 10: 1000091090
ISBN 13: 9781000091090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Textiles Book Review:

In recent times, polymer nanocomposites have attracted a great deal of scientific interest due to their unique advantages over conventional plastic materials, such as superior strength, modulus, thermal stability, thermal and electrical conductivity, and gas barrier. They are finding real and fast-growing applications in wide-ranging fields such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, packaging, and sports. This book focuses on the development of polymer nanocomposites as an advanced material for textile applications, such as fibers, coatings, and nanofibers. It compiles and details cutting-edge research in the science and nanotechnology of textiles with special reference to polymer nanocomposites in the form of invited chapters from scientists and subject experts from various institutes from all over the world. They include authors who are actively involved in the research and development of polymer nanocomposites with a wide range of functions—including antimicrobial, flame-retardant, gas barrier, shape memory, sensor, and energy-scavenging—as well as medical applications, such as tissue engineering and wound dressings, to create a new range of smart and intelligent textiles. Edited by Mangala Joshi, a prominent nanotechnology researcher at the premier Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, this book will appeal to anyone involved in nanotechnology, nanocomposites, advanced materials, polymers, fibers and textiles, and technical textiles.

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1142
Release: 2018-07-19
ISBN 10: 012813352X
ISBN 13: 9780128133521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications Book Review:

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications explores the use of novel nanomaterials in the industrial arena. The book covers nanomaterials and the techniques that can play vital roles in many industrial procedures, such as increasing sensitivity, magnifying precision and improving production limits. In addition, the book stresses that these approaches tend to provide green, sustainable solutions for industrial developments. Finally, the legal, economical and toxicity aspects of nanomaterials are covered in detail, making this is a comprehensive, important resource for anyone wanting to learn more about how nanomaterials are changing the way we create products in modern industry. Demonstrates how cutting-edge developments in nanomaterials translate into real-world innovations in a range of industry sectors Explores how using nanomaterials can help engineers to create innovative consumer products Discusses the legal, economical and toxicity issues arising from the industrial applications of nanomaterials

Graphene and Other 2D Layered Nanomaterial Based Films

Graphene and Other 2D Layered Nanomaterial Based Films
Author: Federico Cesano,Domenica Scarano
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 3039219022
ISBN 13: 9783039219025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphene and Other 2D Layered Nanomaterial Based Films Book Review:

This book is dedicated to highlighting some relevant advances in the field of thin films and coatings based on two-dimensional crystals and layered nanomaterials. Due to their layered structure, graphene and a variety of new 2D inorganic nanosystems, called “graphene analogues”, have all attracted tremendous interest due to their unprecedented properties/superior performance, and may find applications in many fields from electronics to biotechnology. These two-dimensional systems are ultrathin and, hence, tend to be flexible, also presenting distinctive and nearly intrinsic characteristics, including electronic, magnetic, optical, thermal conductivity, and superconducting properties. Furthermore, the combination of different structures and synergetic effects may open new and unprecedented perspectives, making these ideal advanced materials for multifunctional assembled systems. As far as the field of coatings is concerned, new layered nanostructures may offer unique and multifunctional properties, including gas barrier, lubricant, conductive, magnetic, photoactive, self-cleaning, and/or antimicrobial surfaces. This book contains new findings on the synthesis and perspectives of multifunctional films that are at the forefront of the science and coating technologies.

Integrated Risk of Pandemic Covid 19 Impacts Resilience and Recommendations

Integrated Risk of Pandemic  Covid 19 Impacts  Resilience and Recommendations
Author: Manish Kumar Goyal
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9811576793
ISBN 13: 9789811576799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nano food Engineering

Nano food Engineering
Author: Umesh Hebbar,Shivendu Ranjan,Nandita Dasgupta,Raghvendra Kumar Mishra
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN 10: 3030445526
ISBN 13: 9783030445522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano food Engineering Book Review:

This extensive and singular work focuses on current applications of nanotechnology in food systems. The functionality and applicability of food-related nanotechnology is covered in depth, presenting a view on the food processing, packaging,storage and safety assessment of nanotechnology in the food industry. Multiple nanostructures are covered, each with their specific ingredient choice, production strategy, functionality and application in food engineering. Individual chapters focus on current processing methods and applications of nanotechnology in foods. Nano-food Engineering Volume One brings together panels of highly accomplished experts in the field of composites, nanotechnology and chemical engineering and food technology. The work encompasses basic studies and addresses novel issues, covering all engineering aspects, opportunities and challenges and solutions of nano-foods.

Nanotechnology Applications in Coatings

Nanotechnology Applications in Coatings
Author: Raymond H. Fernando,Li-Piin Sung
Publsiher: Amer Chemical Society
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2009-09-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015075677289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications in Coatings Book Review:

This book highlights scientific advancements and recent applications of nanotechnology in polymeric coatings. Key focus areas are nanocomposite coatings, nanostructured specialty coatings, and advanced characterization techniques.

Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings

Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings
Author: Vikas Mittal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1466557311
ISBN 13: 9781466557314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings Book Review:

This work explores the use of composite nanotechnology for thin coatings on various substrates. It compiles recent advances in nanocomposite coatings for experienced researchers and provides background information for those new to the field. The book not only explains the synthesis of bulk nanocomposite materials, it describes their application in

Smart Nanocontainers

Smart Nanocontainers
Author: Phuong Nguyen Tri,Trong-On Do,Tuan Anh Nguyen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 0128168919
ISBN 13: 9780128168912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Nanocontainers Book Review:

Smart Nanocontainers explores the fundamental concepts and emerging applications of nanocontainers in biomedicine, pharmaceuticals and smart materials. In pharmaceuticals, nanocontainers have advantages over their micro-counterparts, including more efficient drug detoxification, higher intracellular uptake, better stability, less side effects and higher biocompatibility with tissue and cells. In materials science, such as coating technology, they help by making coatings smarter, stronger and more durable. This important reference will help anyone who wants to learn more on how nanocontainers are used to provide the controlled release of active agents, including their applications in smart coatings, corrosion, drug delivery, diagnosis, agri-food and gas storage. Discusses how the molecular design of nanocarriers can be optimized to increase performance Explores how nanocarriers are being used to produce a new generation of active coatings Explains how nanocarriers are being used to deliver more effective nanoscale drug delivery

Nanotoxicity

Nanotoxicity
Author: Susai Rajendran,Anita Mukherjee,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Chandraiah Godugu,Ritesh K. Shukla
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN 10: 012819944X
ISBN 13: 9780128199442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotoxicity Book Review:

Nanotoxicity: Prevention, and Antibacterial Applications of Nanomaterials focuses on the fundamental concepts for cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of nanomaterials. It sheds more light on the underlying phenomena and fundamental mechanisms through which nanomaterials interact with organisms and physiological media. The book provides good guidance for toxic prevention methods and management in the manufacture/application/disposal. The book also discusses the potential applications of nanomaterials-based antibiotics. The potential toxic effects of nanomaterials result not only from the type of base materials, but also from their size/ ligands/surface chemical modifications. This book discusses why different classes of nanomaterials display toxic properties, and what can be done to mitigate this toxicity. It also explores how nanomaterials are being used as antimicrobial agents, being used to purify air and water, and counteract a range of infectious diseases. This is an important reference for materials scientists, environmental scientists and biomedical scientists, who are seeking to gain a greater understanding of how nanomaterials can be used to combat toxic agents, and how the toxicity of nanomaterials themselves can best be mitigated. Explains the underlying phenomena and fundamental mechanisms through which nanomaterials interact with organisms and physiological media Outlines major methods for mitigating and prevention of nanotoxicity Discusses the applications of nanomaterials-based antibiotics

Chemical Vapour Deposition CVD

Chemical Vapour Deposition  CVD
Author: Kwang-Leong Choy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2019-06-07
ISBN 10: 1000690733
ISBN 13: 9781000690736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Vapour Deposition CVD Book Review:

This book offers a timely and complete overview on chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and its variants for the processing of nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes, nanocomposite coatings, thin and thick films, and composites. Chapters discuss key aspects, from processing, material structure and properties to practical use, cost considerations, versatility, and sustainability. The author presents a comprehensive overview of CVD and its potential in producing high performance, cost-effective nanomaterials and thin and thick films. Features Provides an up-to-date introduction to CVD technology for the fabrication of nanomaterials, nanostructured films, and composite coatings Discusses processing, structure, functionalization, properties, and use in clean energy, engineering, and biomedical grand challenges Covers thin and thick films and composites Compares CVD with other processing techniques in terms of structure/properties, cost, versatility, and sustainability Kwang-Leong Choy is the Director of the UCL Centre for Materials Discovery and Professor of Materials Discovery in the Institute for Materials Discovery at the University College London. She earned her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, and is the recipient of numerous honors including the Hetherington Prize, Oxford Metallurgical Society Award, and Grunfeld Medal and Prize from the Institute of Materials (UK). She is an elected fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Manufacturing Applications

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Manufacturing Applications
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2020-04-12
ISBN 10: 0128213825
ISBN 13: 9780128213827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Manufacturing Applications Book Review:

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Manufacturing Applications covers the challenges and obstacles involved in using nanomaterials in manufacturing. In particular, the lack of information, the possibility of adverse impacts on the environment, human health, safety and sustainability and other remaining challenges. This book addresses these challenges for the use of nanomaterials in major manufacturing sectors and suggests how they may be overcome. It was written to summarize, in a one-stop, concise manner, how nanomaterials and nanotechnology are being used to enhance current manufacturing techniques and processes in order to create more sustainable products in a range of industry sectors. This book will be of great use to materials scientists and engineers who are looking to gain a greater understanding on how nanotechnology is being used to improve the products we use in our daily lives. Demonstrates how cutting-edge developments in nanomaterials are being used to make more efficient manufacturing processes in a range of industry sectors Explores how using nanomaterials can help engineers create innovative consumer products Discusses the legal, economic and toxicity issues arising from using nanomaterials in manufacturing processes

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water
Author: Mamadou Diallo,Anita Street,Richard Sustich,Jeremiah Duncan,Nora Savage
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2009-02-12
ISBN 10: 9780815519737
ISBN 13: 0815519737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water Book Review:

The World Health Organization in 2004 estimated approximately 1.1 billion people did not have access to clean water and that 35% of Third World residents died from water-borne illnesses. While the situation is grim, recent advances strongly indicate that many of the current water quality problems can be addresses – and potentially resolved – using nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on research in water quality and Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. Here you will find detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may affect acceptance of widespread applications. The first four parts of the book cover specific topics including using nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. For instance, recent advances show that many of the current problems involving water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book also discusses existing technologies and future potential for groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors. The final part discusses the inherent societal implications that may affect acceptance of widespread applications. Over 80 leading experts from around the world share their wealth of knowledge in this truly unique reference. Institutions such as Center for the Purification of Water and Systems (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); UCLA Water Technology Center; Carnegie Mellon University, University of Kentucky; The University of Western Ontario; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Munasinghe Institute for Development (Sri Lanka) and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars are just a few of the knowledge centers represented in this book. Water quality is a serious, global issue in which government bodies and scientific communities face many challenges in ensuring clean water is available to everyone. Nanotechnology is already showing dramatic results, and this book is an attempt to share current technologies and future possibilities in reaching this goal. From the Foreword: "Researchers and practitioners may find in this volume, key challenges regarding clean water resources. The presentations may crystallize new research and education programs." - Mihail Roco, U.S. National Science Foundation and U.S. Nanotechnology Initiative • Contributors from the US, India, Canada, Japan, UK, Sri Lanka, and South Africa • Provides detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may affect acceptance of widespread applications • Covers specific topics including using nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. • Discusses existing technologies and future potential for groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors • Highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection.