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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s12.v3004

INTEGRATED ROADMAP FOR THE NANOTECHNOLOGY WATER PURIFICATION IN RUSSIA

N. VESELITSKAYA, K. VISHNEVSKIY, O. KARASEV
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 3, 467 - 474 pp

ABSTRACT

On the Russian population opinion one of the most urgent ecology problems is the
water pollution. By the data of Russian Federal Consumer Rights Protection and Human
Health Control Service about 37% of the surface sources of centralized drinking water
supply don`t meet sanitary norms and rules and 22% of Russian citizens do not have
access to centralized water supply [3].
The study outlined three possible ways of overcoming above marked problems. The
first method is based on the modern industrial-management scheme which is traditional
for water provision in Russia. The second option suggests cleaning up sources of water
intakes. The third way shows an option of varying treatment methods and technologies,
depending on customer needs.
The Roadmap developed by Higher School of Economics and Rosnano indentified that
nanotechnologies increase the efficiency and decrease energy consumption of
traditional as well as innovation processes of water purification. In particular the
perspective area of nanotechnology application is lies in the sphere of innovation
sorbents and coagulants. Moreover nanotechnologies can also be used in baromembrane
processes and membrane bioreactors.
Innovation technologies, processes and products implementation should be specific to
individual regions and municipalities. This approach is based on the compliance of
centralized and decentralized water supply, inlet and outlet water quality.
The Roadmap results are designed for the formation of government and regional policy
on the pure water provision for population and industrial water treatment. Furthermore
it indicates the most relevant business ideas and evaluates projects for nanotechnology
and nanoproducts used in this field.

Keywords: nanotechnology, nanoproducts, water purification, integrated roadmaps,
government and regional policy