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Journal: International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET) (Vol.8, No. 12)

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Page : 483-491

Keywords : Nanowaste; ENM (Engineered Nanomaterials); Nano pollution; Waste Management; Industrial pollution;

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Nano pollution is a generic name for waste generated by nano-devices or during the nanomaterials manufacturing process. Nanowaste is mainly the group of particles that are released into the environment, or the particles that are thrown away when still on their products. Nano materials, even when made of inert elements like gold, become highly active at nanometer scale. The fact that they are still functioning and are so small is what makes Nanowaste a concern. It can float easily in the air and might easily penetrate animal and plant cells, causing unknown effects. Since nanotechnology being a rapidly growing sector in various sectors, it's a high time to have the frame work for proper monitoring and disposal of waste materials containing nanomaterials. In any waste management framework, quantification of the waste generation would be the initial stage. In case of nanowaste concept, the size and shape of the nanomaterials would be a huge challenge for the waste quantification. In this paper we have discussed the basic technical facts about nano pollution (nano waste), the existing knowledge in nanowaste management. We have focused on current status of technical knowledge of India in nanotechnology and stand on waste management policies regarding nanowaste. We have also presented a conceptual idea on nanowaste disposal technique along with its possible consequences in environmental context

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