Green and Eco-friendly Nanotechnology – Concepts and Industrial Prospects
Keywords:Nanotechnology (NT), Green nanotechnology (GNT),, Green nanomaterials, Industrial prospects, Primary industry sector, Secondary industry sector, Tertiary industry sector,, Quaternary industry sector, Green synthesis, Eco-friendly production, Technification,, ICCT
Nanotechnology is considered as a tool for solving problems and providing comfort in thelivelihood of human beings, also possess challenges and treats if not used carefully.nanotechnology if used properly can support to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) to be realized by 2030. Nanotechnology, being multidisciplinary frontier technologyuseful for innovative solutions in primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary industry sectorshas shown slow progress due to its potential risks due to predicted nanotoxicity. To counterthis but to use nanotechnology solutions in societal progress, green and eco-friendlynanotechnology solutions play a major role in realizing sustainable development goals andeliminates the threat of the technification of development processes. This paper discusses theconcept, current research outcome, and the industrial prospects of achieving global SDG andmuch more using green and eco-friendly nanotechnology in 21st century.