Nanotechnology and the Environment

Nanotechnological products, processes and applications are expected to contribute significantly to environmental and climate protection by saving raw materials, energy and water as well as by reducing greenhouse gases and hazardous wastes. Using nanomaterials therefore promises certain environmental benefits and sustainability effects.

Rising prices for raw materials and energy, coupled with the increasing environmental awareness of consumers, are responsible for a flood of products on the market that promise certain advantages for environmental and climate protection. Nanomaterials exhibit special physical and chemical properties that make them interesting for novel, environmentally friendly products.

The advantages of nanotechnological products include the increased durability of materials against mechanical stress or weathering, helping to increase the useful life of a product; nanotechnology-based dirt- and water-resistant coatings to reduce cleaning efforts; novel insulation materials to improve the energy efficiency of buildings; adding nanoparticles to a material to reduce weight and save energy during transport. In the chemical industry sector, nanomaterials are applied based on their special catalytic properties in order to boost energy and resource efficiency, and nanomaterials can replace environmentally problematic chemicals in certain fields of application.

Nanotechnology has the potential to profoundly change the world as there won’t be many areas of product manufacturing over the next few years which won’t be enhanced in some way by the various nanotechnologies. However, for that to happen successfully the safety issues in many areas need to be satisfactorily resolved.

ECONANO was created with the premise of keeping our environment clean and protected. Our products help to reduce the amount of chemicals that are being used in our everyday lives and making things last longer, indirectly benefiting the environment.

The vast majority of our products are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Only the best and most secure products are chosen for our range, always keeping in mind the need and importance of keeping the nature safe.

We believe that Nanotechnology shows a lot of promise for big benefits in terms of environmental protection in the future. For example, better pollution sensors and clean up systems, cheap and portable water treatment and more effective filters for pollution and viruses. In addition, the potential for environmentally friendly fuels like solar cells and hydrogen storage, better fuel efficiency and energy storage, pesticide replacements and more efficient, lighter cars, planes, ships, all help save materials and fuel.

 

 

How will Nanotechnology change the world?

Imagine a world with buildings that can ride out earthquakes, with bacterias that can make gasoline, with devices that repair individual cells even DNA, with gossamer threads strong enough to hold up a bridge or an elevator to the stars.

How the world’s smallest materials are changing our lives? We will found out with Nanotechnology, a science applied by ECONANO.

Imagine un mundo con edificios que pueden soportar terremotos, con bacterias que pueden hacer gasolina, con dispositivos que reparan las células individuales, incluso el ADN, con hilos de telaraña lo suficientemente fuertes como para soportar un puente o un ascensor a las estrellas.

¿Cómo están cambiando nuestras vidas los materiales más pequeños? Lo descubriremos con la Nanotecnología, una ciencia aplicada por ECONANO.