The crisis of environmental sustainability is growing due to disturbance associated with biodiversity, pollution, and climate change. It is one of the biggest obstacles faced by human beings. Every part of the earth is now affected by human intervention for many ages. From increasing the human population, urbanization, and industrialization to modern agricultural practices, impact our environment.
One of the major causes of these ecological threats is pollutants in the atmosphere. It occurs when harmful gases and smoke come into the environment, which leads to many malignant diseases, which are threats to human beings. Air pollution also makes it difficult for plants and animals to survive, and hence lack of environmental sustainability is also growing. Thanks to nanostructures, it plays a vital role in the advancement of smart materials and engineer technologies. They are well efficient for destroying harmful chemical contaminants and improve existing environmental technologies.
Nano-Photocatalytic has gained popularity in recent years due to better global awareness on the conservation of non-renewable energy. Organic pollutants like pesticides, herbicides, dyes, solvents adversely affect the environment, so nanoparticles are useful for detoxifying these hazardous substances.
Nano-Photocatalytic is inevitable material due to its novel characteristics and potential applications such as catalysis, molecular adsorption, and ion exchange, etc.
Read here, what are the uses of nanoparticles in consumer products.
Nanomaterials reveal physical and chemical properties that are helpful for the environment and increase the lifespan of a product. These include:
(1) Nanoparticles are now being used in the self-cleaning solar panel. The nano-photocatalytic coating protects solar panels from dust, rain, and other harmful environmental threats. It increases the life span, performance, and reduces maintenance costs.
(2) Most of the batteries contain toxic metals that cause many health problems to humans when they are not disposed of properly. Here Nano-particles play an essential role while making batteries recyclable through the use of pure alkaline-based zinc oxide.
(3) Nanotechnology detects chemical and biological substances and sensing biochemical changes in food. It also improves the packaging of food by using an anti-microbial agent on the surface of the coated film.
(4) Nanotechnology applications in water are mainly used for detecting, treatment, and pollution prevention and also improvement of desalination. For instance, using ion concentration, nanotechnology makes portable seawater desalination devices possible.
Today most of the companies are concern about the atmosphere and going green to save our earth. However, some organizations are still unaware that nanotechnology can bring certain advantages to the environment as well as improve the profitability of your business.