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Nanotechnologies for Environmental Applications

  • ID: 357296
  • October 2006
  • 95 Pages
  • Nanoposts.com

This report covers technology providers currently engaged in areas related to environmental applications of nanotechnology. The document underlines how nanotechnologies are enhancing environmental technology, offering potential applications in monitoring and measuring technologies; processing technologies applied in the use of chemicals and emission waste; and new clean-manufacturing technologies.

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

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2.1.1 Catalysts
2.1.2 Membranes
2.1.3 Fuel Additives
2.1.4 Green Manufacturing


2.2.1 COMPANIES 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 Company 2 USA: Fuels enhancers utilizing nanoclusters Company 3 USA: Nano catalysts Company 1 Sweden: Production of nanoparticulate additives for improvement
of combustion and preventing of fouling and corrosion Company 1 Israel: Highly chemical resistant polymer materials Company 1 Germany: Corrosion protection with sol-gel coatings Company 1 UK: Nanoscale organometallic catalysts Company 2 UK: Nanoscale cerium oxide as a catalyst in catalytic converters Company 1 France: Nanotechnologies for environmental applications;
Membranes (ultra-micro-nano filtration); Catalyst membranes; Nanoparticles (ceramic oxides and catalyst).

2.2.2 UNIVERSITIES University 1 UK: Novel coating systems and chromium alternatives that will reduce the environmental impact of automobiles University 2 UK: Electronic nose University 1 USA: SWNTs as catalysts University 2 USA: MWNT as catalysts University 1 Belgium: Active catalysts for automotive pollution control

2.2.3 RESEARCH CENTRES Research Centre 1 USA: Active catalysts based on nanoparticles of vanadia Research Centre 1 Denmark: Nanocluster catalysts Research Centre 1 Greece: Nanostructured catalysts for the emission control


3.1.1 Detection
3.1.2 Gas sensors
3.1.3 Chemical and biochemical sensors
3.1.4 Remediation
3.1.5 Biodefence


3.2.1 COMPANIES Company 1 UK: Rapid detection of soil contamination Company 2 UK: Ultra-Sensitive chemical sensor coatings Company 1 USA: Nanoparticle immunoassay for pollution monitoring Company 2 USA: Coating system with the continuous ability to decontaminate a surface exposed to biological agents including spores Company 3 USA: Nanomaterials for surface and air space decontamination, protective textiles, air and water purification and filtration Company 1 The Netherlands: Waste heat and molecular separation Company 1 Ireland: Surface engineering technology with multi-sectoral
application Company 1 France: Surface structures as sensors for water/air pollutants

3.2.2 UNIVERSITIES University 1 UK: Luminescence ceramic coatings where the luminescence is introduced by doping with rare earth ions University 2 UK: Polyurethanes containing nano-cages for anti-fouling University 3 UK: Nanoparticle sensors for the detection of pathogens and chemical agents University 4 UK: Redox enzymes University 1 Denmark: The use of electrodes to destroy unwanted organic compounds and to monitor wear and corrosion University 1 USA: Quantum dot sensors for biological detection. University 2 USA: Nanostructured chemical sensors for energy and environmental monitoring University 3 USA: Chemically/electrically tuned carbon nanotube composites as effective self cleaning materials and molecular sensors University 4 USA: Nanoscale biosensors University 1 Georgia: Boron isotopes based semiconductors as sensitive elements

3.2.3 RESEARCH CENTRES Research Centre 1 UK: Sensors based in silicon carbide (SiC) for harsh environments Research Centre 1 Israel: Smart dust Research Centre 1 Norway: Nanostructured hybrid and polymer materials for catalysis, selective separation and purification, chemical and biological sensing as well as optical communications Research Centre 1 Spain: Development of chemical transducers based on different transduction principles and/or signal propagation media


4.1.1 Water treatment
4.1.2 Photocatalytic water disinfection

4.2.1 COMPANIES Company 1 Japan: Photocatalysis 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 Company 2 USA: Nano alumina arsenic filter Company 1 Denmark: Water purification using bionano Company 1 Australia: Nanosilver catalysts for wastewater treatment Company 2 Australia: Photocatalytic water purification Company 1 UK: Colloidal suspension of nanoparticles

4.2.2 UNIVERSITIES University 1 UK: Nanostructured metal oxides for photocatalytic treatment of water University 2 UK: Nano titania for the clean-up of detergents and waste treatment University 1 Hong Kong: Photocatalytic oxidation University 1 Germany: Nanostructured environmental biochemical sensor for water monitoring

4.2.3 RESEARCH CENTRES Research Centre 1 Poland: Silver nano colloids Research Centre 1 Spain: Water purification via photocatalysis


5.1.1 Fuel cells
5.1.2 Solar Cells
5.1.3 Rechargeable Batteries
5.1.4 Thermoelectrics


5.2.1 COMPANIES Company 1 USA: Highly efficient hydrogen generation via water electrolysis
using nanometal electrodes Company 2 USA: Flexible solar cells Company 3 USA: Nano solar cells Company 4 USA: Nano polymer photovoltaic materials Company 1 UK: Novel solar cells and solar cell concentrators Company 1 Australia: Nanoscale solid oxide fuel cells Company 2 Australia: Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage technology

5.2.2 UNIVERSITIES University 1 Belgium: Inorganic nanotubes tribology, resistance to shock wave impact, catalytic storage, photocatalysts and energy storage University 1 USA: Photovoltaics, sensors and radiation shielding using
nanocomposite materials University 2 USA: Nanocomposite membranes for PEM fuel cells University 3 USA: Multi-walled carbon nanotubes as fuel cell electrocatalysts University 4 USA: Polymer photovoltaic and thermophotovoltaic devices University 5 USA: Organic Semiconductors for Low-Cost Solar Cells University 1 UK: Synthesis and characterization of composite metal
nanoparticles for magnetic storage media University 2 UK: Photoelectrocatalytic fuel cell University 3 UK: Crystalline metal oxide nanotubes University 4 UK: Thermoelectric conversion systems for waste heat recovery University 5 UK: Nanostructured quantum wells for thermophotovoltaics and smart windows 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 Research Centre 1 Taiwan: Nanomaterials for energy storage



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