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Posted: July 16, 2007
New report describes nanotechnologies for environmental remediation
(Nanowerk News) This report describes the outcomes from the workshop on "Nanotechnologies for Environmental Remediation" (free registration required for download) which took place at the Joint Research Centre, Ispra, on April 16-17, 2007.
The workshop brought together leading scientists from across the EU to present their latest work in environmental remediation and discuss the following issues:
1) Which are the most effective nanotechnologies for prevention or cleanup of pollution?
2) How dependable and close to market are remediation techniques based on nanotechnologies?
3) What additional research is needed to exploit the full potential of nanotechnology for remediation?
4) Which environmental nanotechnologies are the most promising and should be further explored?
5) What are the potential risks of using nanotechnologies in remediation applications?
6) Is there a need for targeted funding for infrastructure to support nanotechnologies for environmental remediation?
7) What opportunities are there for setting up EU collaborative projects on environmental nanotechnologies?