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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used nanomaterials and nanotechnology products for?
32 answers
Answers:
To stop wear in engines, pistons & gears, to create self-cleaning surfaces, to make products repellent to insects, to prevent toxic leakage, to make products last longer, to enhance color, texture, to add antimicrobial protection, to prevent metal oxidation, to better protect The Environment and remove emissions.
~Dermott Reilly, Engineering Consultant, London, UK
1. A humic acid based on nanobiotechnology, will help agricultural land and small plants too. Gives better plants, bigger and tastier fruits, flowers and overall quality. 2. Samsung washing machine based on silver nano technology 3. TechnnoBright Ujala washing powder
~Shweta ST, Nanotech aspirant and Distributor of Nanotech products, Pune, India
Stone sealant; automotive protection - paint sealant and windshield and rims; fabric protection - clothing, furniture; honed stone finishes; cookware; shower door protectant.
~Mike K, President, Toronto, Canada
I have not used them as of yet, but am looking for innovations in carbon nanotube technology with respect to wires and their tensile strength per diameter of wire.
~Rob A, Project Manager - Prospective Inventor, Ravenna, OH
Nano-ink for printed electronics ultra-pure gold nanoparticles for medical devices thin films
~General Corporate Mgmt, Tampere, Finland
Nanotemplate for produces nanoparticles, rods sensors fabrication
~Abdulkareem Alsamuraee, Research & Development, Baghdad, Iraq
Nano diamond, fluorescent nano diamond, nano diamond suspension
~Christophe B., General Management, Geneva, Switzerland
Building chemistry(wood repelent, cement repelent, NuTio)
~Technical Support, Ruzomberok, Slovakia
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION, DECORATION AND SECURITY SYSTEMS
~MARTIN K, CEO, MIAMI, FL
Chemical and particle filters. Optical materials.
~Research & Development, TABY, Sweden
Teach a High School Electronics Technology Class
~Ken Knowles, Faculty/Staff, Golden, TX
Pharmaceutical - specifically, drug delivery
~Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research, Bethlehem, PA
Filtering oil from contaminating in water.
~Hao C, Process Engineer, Vancouver, Canada
Magnetic components, materials research
~Dusan J, Resercher, Bratislava, Slovakia
Nano-scale SPICE paramters VLSI Design,
~Abdoul Rjoub, Faculty member, Irbid, Jordan
Most of applications for nano TiO2
~Zvi M, Project Manager, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
Photographic and photocatalysys
~Engineering, Other, Fujinomiya, Japan
Catalytic motorcycle tailpipes
~Vuong N, Research & Development, Arlington, TX
Research and Experimentation
~Chris P, Architectural Intern, Lubbock, TX
Window glass protector
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, TAURANGA, New Zealand
Paints( Beads mixed)
~Marketing/Sales, New Delhi, India
Fe and B nanopowder
~Research & Development, Baku, Azerbaijan
Biological sensors
~Engineering, Design, Bellaterra, Spain
Cosmetics and food
~Sophia Rani Inbaraj, Knowledge Fellow (nanotechnology), Secundrabad, India
Surface coatings
~Emiliana E, Research & Development, Quezon city, Philippines
Renewable Energy
~Dr. David Jacob, Research & Development, Haifa, Israel
Nano lubricants
~Juan M, Manufacturer, Medellin, Colombia
Washing Machine
~Technical Support/Services, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Semiconductors
~Ewa P., Student, Leeds, UK
NANOCOATINGS
~Engineering, Consulting, Bogotá, Colombia
Catalysis
~Research & Development, London, United Kingdom
Medical
~General Corporate Mgmt, Oxnard, CA

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that nanomaterials and nanotechnology products have been used for.
16 answers
Answers:
1. I don't know about standardization of Ayurvedic medicines but old methods of production of ayurvedic medicine's powder produce few nanoparticles of particular material and useful for dissolving faster in blood and faster results too. 2. I have met a very senior chemical eng. with interests in ayurvedic preparation methods who now produces ayurvedic medicinal oils with excellent properties than that of bigger quantity of same medicine. It has low consumption 1 drop, 3times in a day to be put in mouth, reasonable rates and easy production of medicines. It uses nanofibres of particular material or medicine.
~Shweta ST, Nanotech aspirant and Distributor of Nanotech products, Pune, India
By mistake I spilled some of my own product, the stone sealant, on my bare foot and as I was applying a can of spray paint I sprayed my foot and it wiped off...wouldn't recommend putting on the body but it was definitely an interesting accidental experiment.
~Mike K, President, Toronto, Canada
List is too long to write here, but seed protection, metal, glass, concrete, wood, steel, plastic, paper, ceramic, human hair, home and electronic protection, fabric enhancement, fashion accessories and sportswear.
~Dermott Reilly, Engineering Consultant, London, UK
I have an invention in mind, but am waiting for better and cheaper nanowire specifications in order to develop a prototype.
~Rob A, Project Manager - Prospective Inventor, Ravenna, OH
Special alloys for bioimplants, decreasing the size/width of magnetic circuits/components
~Dusan J, Resercher, Bratislava, Slovakia
Majority of nano TiO2 are discussed. The unique applications are confidential.
~Zvi M, Project Manager, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
Applications are all more or less non-standard.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Tampere, Finland
Thermal insulation for sport bottles.
~Chris P, Architectural Intern, Lubbock, TX
Medical waste catalytic incinerator
~Vuong N, Research & Development, Arlington, TX
Not in a position to comment yet.
~Hao C, Process Engineer, Vancouver, Canada
AUTOMOTIVE & ELECTRONIC COMPANIES
~MARTIN K, CEO, MIAMI, FL
Conversion of paper to charcoal
~Emiliana E, Research & Development, Quezon city, Philippines
Use in Toileteries, ex soaps
~Dr. David Jacob, Research & Development, Haifa, Israel
I am not sure....
~Engineering, Design, Bellaterra, Spain
Drug delivery
~Abdulkareem Alsamuraee, Research & Development, Baghdad, Iraq
As above
~Ewa P., Student, Leeds, UK

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of nanomaterials and nanotechnology products?
7 answers
Answers:
Yes, in the auto sector pre-treatment primer coatings are sometimes applied in error for the final coating! Hence keep each application color coded or clearly marked. Do not over-apply coatings. What we can't see causes damage and can be financially wasteful. Distractedness can cause problems: using incorrect smart fluids on specific surfaces.
~Dermott Reilly, Engineering Consultant, London, UK
Right now I do not know any but with time we will be able to have a case study. Maybe one example is the use of Gold NPs for medical devices, after the use of the test, how to recover the Au NPs or recycle it.
~Dr. David Jacob, Research & Development, Haifa, Israel
Yes, a company called Nanopool made people sick with their formulation when initially launched a few years ago in Europe...I think they got it fixed by now.
~Mike K, President, Toronto, Canada
Really don't know but will surely find out this. Even I have not seen any problem in reality due to nanotech,etc.
~Shweta ST, Nanotech aspirant and Distributor of Nanotech products, Pune, India
Yes, treating the nanomaterials to a conventional materials and complain its not effective.
~Emiliana E, Research & Development, Quezon city, Philippines
Catalytic part to prevent toxic smokes of cigarettes.
~Vuong N, Research & Development, Arlington, TX
Too early to prove 'disastrous'.
~Ewa P., Student, Leeds, UK

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