By Louis Theodore
Environmental educator Theodore (Manhattan university, long island urban) and environmental advisor Kunz offer an summary of the present wisdom in regards to the environmental implications of nanotechnology. assurance comprises an summary of historical past matters linked to this new know-how; nanofundamentals; air, water, and strong waste concerns, quite within the parts of keep watch over and tracking; multimedia research; tests of well-being and danger dangers; moral issues; and destiny traits. Written for environmental regulatory officers, corporation directors, engineers, scientists, and either undergraduate and first-year graduate engineering and technological know-how scholars, the textual content assumes the reader has taken simple classes in physics, chemistry, and arithmetic"
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Recently the EPA has accelerated the phase out of HCFC-22, HCFC-141b, and HCFC-142b, three relatively heavily weighted ozone depleters. Production and consumption will be frozen in 2010 with a complete phaseout by 2020. 6 CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS 25 substances. SNAP will render it unlawful to replace an ozone-depleting substance with a substitute chemical or technology that may present adverse effects to human health and the environment if the Administrator determines that some other alternative is commercially available and that this alternative poses a lower overall threat to human health and the environment.
Research also may involve sensors that can be used in monitoring or process control to detect or minimize pollutants or their impact on the environment. Treatment—Technologies to Effectively Treat Environmental Pollutants Cost-effective treatment poses a challenge for the EPA and others in the development of effective risk management strategies. Pollutants that are highly toxic, persistent, and difficult to treat, present particular challenges. EPA supports research that addresses new treatment approaches that are more effective in reducing contaminant levels and more cost effective than currently available 18 NANOTECHNOLOGY/ENVIRONMENTAL OVERVIEW techniques.
Examples include spent solvent mixtures and blends used in degreasing containing, before use, a total of 10 percent or more (by volume) of various solvents. 3. “P” and “U” Listed Wastes—The third list has been broken into two distinct subsets. The “U” list contains chemicals that are deemed toxic and the “P” list contains chemicals that are deemed acutely hazardous. These hazardous wastes are discarded commercial chemical products, off-specification products, container residues, and spill residues.