The world’s fresh water supplies are dwindling rapidly—even wastewater is now considered an asset. By 2025, most of the world's population will be facing serious water stresses and shortages. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects breaks new ground with its informative and innovative introduction of the application of nanotechnology to the remediation of contaminated water for drinking and industrial use. It provides a comprehensive overview, from a global perspective, of the latest research and developments in the use of nanotechnology for water purification and desalination methods.
The book also covers approaches to remediation such as high surface area nanoscale media for adsorption of toxic species, UV treatment of pathogens, and regeneration of saturated media with applications in municipal water supplies, produced water from fracking, ballast water, and more. It also discusses membranes, desalination, sensing, engineered polymers, magnetic nanomaterials, electrospun nanofibers, photocatalysis, endocrine disruptors, and Al13 clusters. It explores physics-based phenomena such as subcritical water and cavitation-induced sonoluminescence, and fog harvesting.
With contributions from experts in developed and developing countries, including those with severe contamination, such as China, India, and Pakistan, the book’s content spans a wide range of the subject areas that fall under the aquananotechnology banner, either squarely or tangentially. The book strongly emphasizes sorption media, with broad application to a myriad of contaminants—both geogenic and anthropogenic—keeping in mind that it is not enough for water to be potable, it must also be palatable.
Bimodal UV-Assisted Nano-TiO2 Catalyst—Crumb Rubber Device for Treatment of Contaminated Water, Zaki Ahmad, Robina Farooq, Asad Ullah Khan, Natasha Hussain, and Ahmed Shafique
Hierarchical Carbon and Hydrogels for Sensing, Remediation in Drinking Water, and Aquaculture Drug Delivery, Cesar A. Barbero, Rusbel Coneo Rodriguez, Rebeca Rivero, María V. Martinez, María A. Molina, Juan Balach, Mariano M. Bruno, Gabriel A. Planes, Diego F. Acevedo, Claudia R. Rivarola, and María Cristina Miras
Use of Nanomaterials in Water Remediation by a Subcritical Water Process, Guy Baret
Reduction of Priority Pollutants by Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron in Subsurface Environments, Chun-Chi Lee, Hsing-Lung Lien, Shan-chee Wu, Ruey-an Doong, and Chih-cheng Chao
Nanotoxicity: Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems, Ashutosh Kumar, Rishi Shanker, and Alok Dhawan
SonoPhotoCatalytic Cavitation (SPCC) in Water Treatment, Tony F. Diego, Curt Hallberg, and Maria Jose Lopez Tendero
Bilge and Ballast Water Treatment Using Nanotechnology, Paul L. Edmiston
Nanoengineered Organosilica Materials for the Treatment of Produced Water, Paul L. Edmiston, Stephen Jolly, and Stephen Spoonamore
Arsenic Removal Metrics That Commercialized the Drinking Water Market, Lisa M. Farmen
Commercialization of Nano from Water Sensors to Membranes, Brent Giles
Nano-Photocatalytic Materials for Environmental Applications, Hui Zhang and Liang-Hong Guo
Engineered Polymers and Organic–Inorganic Hybrids as Antimicrobial Materials for Water Disinfection, Divakara S.S.M. Uppu, Jiaul Hoque, and Jayanta Haldar
Key Water Treatment Technologies and Their Use by Several Industrial Segments and Future Potential for Nanotechnology, Mike Henley
Iron-Based Magnetic Nanomaterials in Wastewater Treatment, Zongshan Zhao, Jing Lan, Guoliang Li, and Guibin Jiang
Sustainable Clean Water: Closing the Cycle, Satish Vasu Kailas and Monto Mani
Thin Film Nanocomposite Reverse Osmosis Membranes, Christopher J. Kurth and Bob Burk
Technological Developments in Water Defluoridation, Nitin Labhsetwar, S. Jagtap Lunge, Amit K. Bansiwal, Pawan K. Labhasetwar, Sadhana S. Rayalu, and Satish R. Wate
Nanotechnology Tunneling in the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC): Nano Zerovalent Iron for Underground Water Remediation, Ali Marjowy and Rasool Lesan-Khosh
Engineered Nanoscale Materials for Defluoridation of Groundwater, Shihabudheen M. Maliyekkal
Advances in Nanostructured Polymers and Membranes for Removal of Heavy Metals in Water, Bhekie B. Mamba, Titus A.M. Msagati, J. Catherine Ngila, Stephen Musyoka, Derrick Dlamini, and Sabelo D. Mhlanga
Point-of-Drinking Water Purification Innovation: The Water Initiative, Eugene A. Fitzgerald, Thomas A. Langdo, Kevin M. McGovern, and Rick Renjilian
WaterHealth International: Decentralized Systems Provide Sustainable Drinking Water, Mahendra K. Misra and Sanjay Bhatnagar
Electrospun Nanofibers in Water Purification, Sajini Vadukumpully, Shantikumar V. Nair, and A. Sreekumaran Nair
Light-Activated Nanotechnology for Drinking Water Purification, Mark D. Owen and Tom Hawkins
Modified TiO2-Based Photocatalytic Systems for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Water, Ligy Philip, Arya Vijayanandan, and Jaganathan Senthilnathan
Noble Metal Nanosystems for Drinking Water Purification: From Nanoparticles to Clusters, Thalappil Pradeep and Megalamane Siddaramappa Bootharaju
Water Desalination: Emerging and Existing Technologies, Shaurya Prakash, Mark A. Shannon, and Karen Bellman
Challenges and Opportunities for Nanotechnology in the Energy–Water Nexus, Shaurya Prakash and Karen Bellman
Nanotechnology in Passive Atmospheric Water Capture, Carlos Ángel Sánchez Recio, Zaki Ahmad, and Tony F. Diego
Evaluation of a Zinc Clinoptilolite (ZZ®) for Drinking Water Treatment, Gerardo Rodríguez-Fuentes, Inocente Rodríguez Iznaga, Aurelio Boza, Anaisa Pérez, Bárbara Cedré, Laura Bravo-Fariñas, Aniran Ruiz, Anabel Fernández-Abreu, and Víctor Sende Odoardo
Phosphorous Removal and Recovery Using Nanotechnology, J. Richard Schorr, Suvankar Sengupta, Rao Revur, Richard Helferich, and Steve Safferman
Nanomaterials Persuasive in Long History of Pursuing Perchlorates, Suvankar Sengupta, J. Richard Schorr, Rao Revur, Tianmin Xie, and David E. Reisner
Stormwater Runoff Treatment Using Bioswales Augmented with Advanced Nanoengineered Materials, Hanbae Yang and Stephen Spoonamore
Graphene: Applications in Environmental Remediation and Sensing, Theruvakkattil Sreenivasan Sreeprasad
Quantitative High Throughput Assay for Detection of Biologically Active Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water, Diana A. Stavreva, Lyuba Varticovski, and Gordon L. Hager
Novel Carbon-Based Nanoadsorbents for Water Purification, Nishith Verma and Ashutosh Sharma
Engineered Nanomaterials for Landfill Leachate Treatment in the Humid Tropics: The Sri Lankan Perspective, Meththika Vithanage, S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, I.P.L. Jayarathna, Anuradha Prakash, Seema Sharma, and Ashok Kumar Ghosh
Al13 Cluster Nanoflocculants for Remediation of Dissolved Organic Compounds and Colloidal Particles in Water, Dongsheng Wang, Hongxiao Tang, and Jiuhui Qu
GE Water Provides Portfolio of Nanotech Membrane-Based Solutions, Ralph Exton
"Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects provides a comprehensive roadmap for emerging technologies for the water industry. From access to water to repair of the water infrastructure, this is an encyclopedia of how to solve our worldwide water problems. It is a must read for water technologists."
—Vincent Caprio, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation, Shelton, Connecticut, USA
"Governments, as well as businesses in sectors as diverse as agriculture, power generation, and manufacturing, know that water is central to their economic activities. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects highlights water technologies that continue to push the boundaries of material science and innovation to reach new breakthroughs of cost and performance—vital for sustainable economic growth and profitability."
—Snehal Desai, Dow Water and Process Solutions, Edina, Minnesota, USA
"With water quality and scarcity destined to be enduring global megatrends for next century, Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects depicts an impressive array of breakthrough approaches to water treatment. The topics span from innovations in ridding drinking water of trace contaminants to cutting-edge technologies to solve the newest water challenges, such as those posed by fracking and the treatment of ballast water on cargo ships."
—Deane Dray, water investment analyst and advisor to the United Nations, New York City, USA
"The world needs diverse solutions to our pressing water scarcity and quality challenges. This book showcases a refreshing variety of forward-thinking approaches through a distinctly global perspective. I recommend this as a must read for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike."
—Dr. Phil Rolchigo, Pentair, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA