Journal of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 1-8
Received: Feb. 6, 2018;
Accepted: Feb. 24, 2018;
Published: Mar. 21, 2018
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Djamel Ghernaout, Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia; Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Blida, Blida, Algeria
Abdulaziz Alghamdi, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Mabrouk Touahmia, Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Aichouni, Industrial Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Noureddine Ait Messaoudene, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Nowadays, nanotechnology is one of the most conducting research-based areas because it merges understanding from many disciplines such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Engineering, and Environmental Sciences among others. There are no limits to the potential applications of nanotechnology. It is helping to considerably improve, even revolutionize, many technology and industry sectors. New nano- and bio-materials, and nano-devices, are produced and monitored through nanotechnology instruments and manners, which explore and transform the features, responses, and functions of living and non-living matter, at sizes below 100 nm. This review focuses on nanotechnology, its definition and applications, and sunlight as a driving tool for developing nanotechnology. Sunlight as a free source of energy and clean agent for several physical and chemical reactions constitutes an increasing interest for both science and technology. Nanotechnology should focus on more using sunlight as a free energy source and an environmentally-friendly agent for its advancing for the human kind best future.
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