Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Environment, Water, Food, Minerals, and Climate

  • Mamadou DialloEmail author
  • C. Jeffrey Brinker
Part of the Science Policy Reports book series (SCIPOLICY, volume 1)


The global sustainability challenges facing the world are complex and involve multiple interdependent areas. Chapter “Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Envi­ron­ment, Water, Food, Minerals, and Climate” focuses on sustainable nanotechnology solutions for a clean environment, water resources, food supply, mineral resources, green manufacturing, habitat, transportation, climate change, and biodiversity. It also discusses nanotechnology-based energy solutions in terms of their interdependence with other sustainability target areas such as water, habitat, transportation, and climate change. Chapter “Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Energy Conversion, Storage, and Conservation” is dedicated to energy resources.


Nanomaterials Water filtration Clean environment Food and agricultural systems Minerals Climate change Transportation Biodiversity Green manufacturing Geoengineering International perspective 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Science and Engineering, Division of Engineering and Applied ScienceCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Energy, Environment, Water and Sustainability (EEWS)Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)DaejeonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Chemical and Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  4. 4.Department 1002Sandia National Laboratories, Self-Assembled MaterialsAlbuquerqueUSA

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