Research & Development in Material Science

Carbon Nanomaterials: Opening a Path to a Sustainable Future

  • Open or Close Jianbo Zhang*

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwest University, China

    *Corresponding author: Jianbo Zhang, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Research Center of Engineering Technology for Clean Coal Conversion, School of Chemical Engineering, Northwest University, China

Submission: August 27, 2017; Published: September 08, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2017.01.000502

ISSN: 2576-8840
Volume1 Issue1


As described by Dr. Richard E. Smalley in 2002, energy (it tops the list) and environment would be two of the top ten problems facing humanity over the next 50 years. Nowadays climate change, as one of the world’s most pressing problems, is mainly exacerbated by inefficient energy and environmental technologies and thus affecting our security, health and quality of life. Luckily, the potential of nanotechnology has been demonstrated to be a key technology on the path to a sustainable future of energy and environment. Despite nanotechnology is not tied exclusively to sustainable technologies of energy and environment, it could help us to develop techniques (such as nanocoatings, nanostructured catalysts, nanomembranes and so on) to access and use energy sources much more efficiently, effectively and environment-friendly.

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