Environmental Nanotechnology

Environmental Nanotechnology focuses on application related to environmental remediation. Applications include air disinfection, inactivation of pathogens on surfaces and biological media. We also develop a technology that uses atmospheric water to inactivate airborne bacteria, one of the safest ways to eliminate bacteria.

Relevant publications:

  1. G. Pyrgiotakis,   J. McDevitt,  A. Bordini,   E. Diaz,   R. Molina,   C. Watson,   G. Deloid,   S. Lenard,   N. Fix,   Y. Mizuyama,   T. Yamauchi,   J. Brain and P. Demokritou. “A chemical free, nanotechnology-based method for airborne bacterial inactivation using engineered water nanostructures”. Environmental Science: Nano 1, 15-26 (2014). link Cover page of this issue
  2. G. Pyrgiotakis, J. McDevitt, T. Yamauchi and P. Demokritou. “A novel method for bacterial inactivation using electrosprayed water nanostructures”. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14, 1027 (2012). link