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March 4th, 2010

Interview: Monitoring the environment

Abstract:
Omowunmi Sadik talks to Keith Farrington about chemical sensors and nanotechnology in the environment.

Story:
How do you think nanotechnology will impact on the environment?

There are many important applications of nanotechnology in the environment, such as in consumer electronics, personal products, bioimaging and remediation. I would like to see more positive applications of nanotechnology for environmental purposes, for example green nanotechnology and for improved energy efficiency. However, I also want to show that as with any new technology there are implications to consider. The potential negative aspects need to be identified. Are the nanomaterials toxic? What is the fate and transport of nanomaterials? where do they end up?

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