Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > New Report Examines the Upcoming Field of Nanotechnology for Energy and the Environment

Abstract:
Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c59072 ) has announced the addition of Nanotechnologies for Energy and the Environment to their offering.

New Report Examines the Upcoming Field of Nanotechnology for Energy and the Environment

DUBLIN, Ireland | Posted on June 9th, 2007

This report describes nanotechnologies, nanomaterials, nanotechnology companies, universities and research centres related to nanotechnologies for new environmental technologies.

Areas covered by are leading edge research in emission reduction, environmental remediation and monitoring, green manufacturing, water filtration and treatment, energy conversion and storage, alternative energy and toxicology.

Applications featured include:
- Catalysts
- Nanoporous Membranes
- Sensors for Environmental Detection and Analysis
- Biodefence
- Photocatalytic water disinfection
- Fuel cells
- Solar Cells
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Thermoelectrics
- Nanofluids for improved heat transfer
- Emission controls
- Selective gas adsorption/conversion/separation
- Cost effective and robust nanocoatings to prevent fouling and
corrosion
- Down hole refinery
- Nanoreactor cages for highly selective reactions
- Selective separation using controlled membranes

1 INTRODUCTION

2 EMISSION REDUCTION
2.1 TECHNOLOGY AREAS
2.1.1 Catalysts
2.1.2 Membranes
2.1.3 Fuel Additives
2.1.4 Green Manufacturing
2.2 TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS
2.2.1 COMPANIES
2.2.1.1 Company 1 USA: Hybrid coating that provides corrosion
protection for aluminium alloys, without using the hazardous chromium
ions used in the most effective existing coatings
2.2.1.2 Company 2 USA: Fuels enhancers utilizing nanoclusters
2.2.1.3 Company 3 USA: Nano catalysts
2.2.1.4 Company 1 Sweden: Production of nanoparticulate additives for
improvement of combustion and preventing of fouling and corrosion
2.2.1.5 Company 1 Israel: Highly chemical resistant polymer materials
2.2.1.6 Company 1 Germany: Corrosion protection with sol-gel coatings
2.2.1.7 Company 1 UK: Nanoscale organometallic catalysts
2.2.1.8 Company 2 UK: Nanoscale cerium oxide as a catalyst in
catalytic converters
2.2.1.9 Company 1 France: Nanotechnologies for environmental
applications; Membranes (ultra-micro-nano filtration); Catalyst
membranes; Nanoparticles (ceramic oxides and catalyst).
2.2.2 UNIVERSITIES
2.2.2.1 University 1 UK: Novel coating systems and chromium
alternatives that will reduce the environmental impact of automobiles
2.2.2.2 University 2 UK: Electronic nose
2.2.2.3 University 1 USA: SWNTs as catalysts
2.2.2.4 University 2 USA: MWNT as catalysts
2.2.2.5 University 1 Belgium: Active catalysts for automotive
pollution control
2.2.3 RESEARCH CENTRES
2.2.3.1 Research Centre 1 USA: Active catalysts based on nanoparticles
of vanadia
2.2.3.2 Research Centre 1 Denmark: Nanocluster catalysts
2.2.3.3 Research Centre 1 Greece: Nanostructured catalysts for the
emission control systems

3 MONITORING AND MEASURING
3.1 TECHNOLOGY AREAS
3.1.1 Detection
3.1.2 Gas sensors
3.1.3 Chemical and biochemical sensors
3.1.4 Remediation
3.1.5 Biodefence
3.2 TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS
3.2.1 COMPANIES
3.2.1.1 Company 1 UK: Rapid detection of soil contamination
3.2.1.2 Company 2 UK: Ultra-Sensitive chemical sensor coatings
3.2.1.3 Company 1 USA: Nanoparticle immunoassay for pollution
monitoring
3.2.1.4 Company 2 USA: Coating system with the continuous ability to
decontaminate a surface exposed to biological agents including spores
3.2.1.5 Company 3 USA: Nanomaterials for surface and air space
decontamination, protective textiles, air and water purification and
filtration
3.2.1.6 Company 1 The Netherlands: Waste heat and molecular separation
3.2.1.7 Company 1 Ireland: Surface engineering technology with
multi-sectoral application
3.2.1.8 Company 1 France: Surface structures as sensors for water/air
pollutants
3.2.2 UNIVERSITIES
3.2.2.1 University 1 UK: Luminescence ceramic coatings where the
luminescence is introduced by doping with rare earth ions
3.2.2.2 University 2 UK: Polyurethanes containing nano-cages for
anti-fouling
3.2.2.3 University 3 UK: Nanoparticle sensors for the detection of
pathogens and chemical agents
3.2.2.4 University 4 UK: Redox enzymes
3.2.2.5 University 1 Denmark: The use of electrodes to destroy
unwanted organic compounds and to monitor wear and corrosion
3.2.2.6 University 1 USA: Quantum dot sensors for biological
detection.
3.2.2.7 University 2 USA: Nanostructured chemical sensors for energy
and environmental monitoring
3.2.2.8 University 3 USA: Chemically/electrically tuned carbon
nanotube composites as effective self cleaning materials and
molecular sensors
3.2.2.9 University 4 USA: Nanoscale biosensors
3.2.2.10 University 1 Georgia: Boron isotopes based semiconductors as
sensitive elements
3.2.3 RESEARCH CENTRES
3.2.3.1 Research Centre 1 UK: Sensors based in silicon carbide (SiC)
for harsh environments
3.2.3.2 Research Centre 1 Israel: Smart dust
3.2.3.3 Research Centre 1 Norway: Nanostructured hybrid and polymer
materials for catalysis, selective separation and purification,
chemical and biological sensing as well as optical communications
3.2.3.4 Research Centre 1 Spain: Development of chemical transducers
based on different transduction principles and/or signal propagation
media

4 WATER FILTRATION AND TREATMENT
4.1 TECHNOLOGY AREAS
4.1.1 Water treatment
4.1.2 Photocatalytic water disinfection
4.2 TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS
4.2.1 COMPANIES
4.2.1.1 Company 1 Japan: Photocatalysis
4.2.1.2 Company 1 USA: Silica-based nanocomposite that selectively
removes heavy metals such as silver, gold, palladium, platinum,
mercury, cadmium and lead from water using a proprietary nanopore
reactive adsorbent structure
4.2.1.3 Company 2 USA: Nano alumina arsenic filter
4.2.1.4 Company 1 Denmark: Water purification using bionano
4.2.1.5 Company 1 Australia: Nanosilver catalysts for wastewater
treatment
4.2.1.6 Company 2 Australia: Photocatalytic water purification
4.2.1.7 Company 1 UK: Colloidal suspension of nanoparticles
4.2.2 UNIVERSITIES
4.2.2.1 University 1 UK: Nanostructured metal oxides for
photocatalytic treatment of water
4.2.2.2 University 2 UK: Nano titania for the clean-up of detergents
and waste treatment
4.2.2.3 University 1 Hong Kong: Photocatalytic oxidation
4.2.2.4 University 1 Germany: Nanostructured environmental biochemical
sensor for water monitoring
4.2.3 RESEARCH CENTRES
4.2.3.1 Research Centre 1 Poland: Silver nano colloids
4.2.3.2 Research Centre 1 Spain: Water purification via photocatalysis

5 ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE (ENERGY EFFICIENCY)
5.1 TECHNOLOGY AREAS
5.1.1 Fuel cells
5.1.2 Solar Cells
5.1.3 Rechargeable Batteries
5.1.4 Thermoelectrics
5.2 TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS
5.2.1 COMPANIES
5.2.1.1 Company 1 USA: Highly efficient hydrogen generation via water
electrolysis using nanometal electrodes
5.2.1.2 Company 2 USA: Flexible solar cells
5.2.1.3 Company 3 USA: Nano solar cells
5.2.1.4 Company 4 USA: Nano polymer photovoltaic materials
5.2.1.5 Company 1 UK: Novel solar cells and solar cell concentrators
5.2.1.6 Company 1 Australia: Nanoscale solid oxide fuel cells
5.2.1.7 Company 2 Australia: Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage
technology
5.2.2 UNIVERSITIES
5.2.2.1 University 1 Belgium: Inorganic nanotubes tribology,
resistance to shock wave impact, catalytic storage, photocatalysts
and energy storage
5.2.2.2 University 1 USA: Photovoltaics, sensors and radiation
shielding using nanocomposite materials
5.2.2.3 University 2 USA: Nanocomposite membranes for PEM fuel cells
5.2.2.4 University 3 USA: Multi-walled carbon nanotubes as fuel cell
electrocatalysts
5.2.2.5 University 4 USA: Polymer photovoltaic and thermophotovoltaic
devices
5.2.2.6 University 5 USA: Organic Semiconductors for Low-Cost Solar
Cells
5.2.2.7 University 1 UK: Synthesis and characterization of composite
metal nanoparticles for magnetic storage media
5.2.2.8 University 2 UK: Photoelectrocatalytic fuel cell
5.2.2.9 University 3 UK: Crystalline metal oxide nanotubes
5.2.2.10 University 4 UK: Thermoelectric conversion systems for waste
heat recovery
5.2.2.11 University 5 UK: Nanostructured quantum wells for
thermophotovoltaics and smart windows
5.2.2.12 University 1 France: Design, synthesis and characterization
of novel materials containing nanometric phases, in the form of
powders and dense materials
5.2.3 RESEARCH CENTRES
5.2.3.1 Research Centre 1 Taiwan: Nanomaterials for energy storage

6 TOXICOLOGY

7 GLOSSARY OF TERMS

####

About Research and Markets
We are the leading source for international market research and market data. We hold ‘000’s of major research publications from most of the leading publishers, consultants and analysts. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends

We are a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for market research reports and industry newsletters from specialist research firms and niche market analysts.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager

Fax: +353 1 4100 980

Copyright © Business Wire 2007

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Sensors

New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology: Research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology January 20th, 2017

Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale January 20th, 2017

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo January 19th, 2017

Nanoscale Modifications can be used to Engineer Electrical Contacts for Nanodevices January 13th, 2017

Materials/Metamaterials

A toolkit for transformable materials: How to design materials with reprogrammable shape and function January 20th, 2017

Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level January 20th, 2017

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo January 19th, 2017

Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor January 18th, 2017

Announcements

Traffic jam in empty space: New success for Konstanz physicists in studying the quantum vacuum January 22nd, 2017

A big nano boost for solar cells: Kyoto University and Osaka Gas effort doubles current efficiencies January 21st, 2017

A toolkit for transformable materials: How to design materials with reprogrammable shape and function January 20th, 2017

New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology: Research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology January 20th, 2017

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Traffic jam in empty space: New success for Konstanz physicists in studying the quantum vacuum January 22nd, 2017

A big nano boost for solar cells: Kyoto University and Osaka Gas effort doubles current efficiencies January 21st, 2017

Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level January 20th, 2017

New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology: Research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology January 20th, 2017

Homeland Security

Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats: Scientists interested in the prospects of gas sensors based on binary metal oxide nanocomposites November 5th, 2016

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives: After sensing dangerous chemicals, the carbon-nanotube-enhanced plants send an alert November 2nd, 2016

Notre Dame researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials September 6th, 2016

Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria August 18th, 2016

Military

'5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's January 19th, 2017

Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor January 18th, 2017

Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting January 18th, 2017

Dressing a metal in various colors: DGIST research developed a technology to coat metal with several nanometers of semiconducting materials January 17th, 2017

Environment

Investigating the impact of natural and manmade nanomaterials on living things: Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology develops tools to assess current and future risk January 9th, 2017

PCATDES Starts Field Testing of Photocatalytic Reactors in South East Asia December 28th, 2016

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing December 23rd, 2016

Carbon dots dash toward 'green' recycling role: Rice scientists, colleagues use doped graphene quantum dots to reduce carbon dioxide to fuel December 18th, 2016

Energy

A big nano boost for solar cells: Kyoto University and Osaka Gas effort doubles current efficiencies January 21st, 2017

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo January 19th, 2017

Dressing a metal in various colors: DGIST research developed a technology to coat metal with several nanometers of semiconducting materials January 17th, 2017

Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology: New research reveals intrinsic instability issues of iodine-containing perovskite solar cells December 26th, 2016

Water

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water January 2nd, 2017

PCATDES Starts Field Testing of Photocatalytic Reactors in South East Asia December 28th, 2016

Deep insights from surface reactions: Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production December 2nd, 2016

Water, water -- the two types of liquid water: Understanding water's behavior could help with Alzheimer's research November 11th, 2016

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo January 19th, 2017

Nanoscale view of energy storage January 16th, 2017

One step closer to reality: Devices that convert heat into electricity: Composite material yields 10 times -- or higher -- voltage output January 4th, 2017

STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market January 2nd, 2017

Fuel Cells

Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells: New platinum-based catalysts with tensile surface strain could improve fuel cell efficiency December 19th, 2016

It's basic: Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost: Study sets performance targets for metal-free fuel cell membrane December 13th, 2016

Keeping electric car design on the right road: A closer look at the life-cycle impacts of lithium-ion batteries and proton exchange membrane fuel cells December 9th, 2016

Water vapor sets some oxides aflutter: Newly discovered phenomenon could affect materials in batteries and water-splitting devices October 3rd, 2016

Solar/Photovoltaic

A big nano boost for solar cells: Kyoto University and Osaka Gas effort doubles current efficiencies January 21st, 2017

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo January 19th, 2017

Dressing a metal in various colors: DGIST research developed a technology to coat metal with several nanometers of semiconducting materials January 17th, 2017

Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology: New research reveals intrinsic instability issues of iodine-containing perovskite solar cells December 26th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project