Nanotech 2009 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2009 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2009: Life Sciences, Medicine, Diagnostics, Bio Materials and Composites

Environment, Water, Health, Safety and Society Chapter 7

The Need and the Quest for Developing Water Treatment Systems for Masses Which are Low Cost, Low Tech and Use Locally or Easily Available Material

Authors: S.S. Shukla, P. Anastas, S. Bhanumati, M. Mussadaq

Affilation: Lamar University, United States

Pages: 419 - 423

Keywords: water treatment

Abstract:
In todays world, a large set of environmental challenges exist. The extent of the environmental damage is alarming and the consequences could be dire. Existence of healthy life requires availability of safe food and clean water. Though food supply seem to have improved in last 25 years, the emerging industrialization (in almost every corner of the world) has rapidly caused serious deterioration in water quality. The water supply is limited and we cannot make more water (as we can probably do with food). The consequences of drinking polluted water may not appears NOW but the price may be very high for the future generations to pay. Many people exposed and affected by polluted water are the ones who can least afford to buy clean water. For the past 20 years, we have engaged ourselves in developing Low Cost, Low Tech Water Treatment Methods Using Locally Available Material. These methods help to destroy organics and bacteria, and remove metal ions from water for individual consumption. Our methods ,however, can also be adopted for large bodies of water such as rivers and lakes. We are now attempting to establish a non profit organization to seek funding to spread our technologies amongst the people who can least afford to buy clean water


ISBN: 978-1-4398-1783-4
Pages: 590
Hardcopy: $179.95

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