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Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction by M Diamanti, C Goran-Granqvist, A Nazari, Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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Nanotechnology for domestic water purification

S. Kar and P.K. Tewari,     Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India

Abstract:

Water, a nonsubstitutional natural resource, is best described by Leonardo Da Vinci as ‘the vehicle of nature’ (‘vetturale di natura’). This is the single most essential commodity responsible for the existence and sustenance of life on the planet earth. It is not at all an exaggeration to state that water is primarily responsible for the restoration of health, environment and prosperiy of human civilization. Unfortunately, this most precious natural resource is becoming increasingly scarce day by day. Water scarcity is among the main problems facing many societies around the world in the twenty-first century. Water ...

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