Nanotechnology Essay

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Nanotechnology Essay
Nanotechnology is a part of science and technology about the control of matter on the atomic and molecular scale. Nanotechnology is one of the newest science technologies until now. It is used in many applications. For example, nanotechnology can be used to link elements of Carbon together so that they form a diamond. However, nanotechnology can also be used to help solve some of our global problems. One of the problems facing our earth is water pollution. Water pollution kills more than 6 to 8 million people per year. Water pollution affects people around the world. According to the website(conserve-energy-future.com)(1), around 70% of the industrial waste is dumped into the water bodies where they pollute the usable
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One of the researchers in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras invented a machine that can filter water by using a “crafted mixture of nanoparticles to remove harmful contaminants”(7). According to the study, the water filter is designed with nanomaterials that work together to remove microbes from the water.(7) This water filter been tested in India and others rural areas around the world to see if it successful. In addition to this technology being used in India, another company in Oregon, USA is selling a filtering system. This company uses "five photochemical processes" that can break down the pollutants from the water. This company hide their filters as lily pads to make the process look beautiful and natural.

Without being affect by these positive efforts to clean water so that everyone has access to drinking water, there is some worry about the effects of nanotechnology on the environment. Because this new technology hasn’t been used for much time, it’s difficult to know the lasting effects it will have on our ecosystem. However, more research and experimentation will be done to improve the quality of water.
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