Biological approaches for addressing the grand challenge of providing access to clean drinking water

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/610168
Title:
Biological approaches for addressing the grand challenge of providing access to clean drinking water
Author:
Riley, Mark; Gerba, Charles; Elimelech, Menachem
Affiliation:
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA; Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8286, USA
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Citation:
Riley et al. Journal of Biological Engineering 2011, 5:2 http://www.jbioleng.org/content/5/1/2
Journal:
Journal of Biological Engineering
Rights:
© 2011 Riley et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)
Collection Information:
This item is part of the UA Faculty Publications collection. For more information this item or other items in the UA Campus Repository, contact the University of Arizona Libraries at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
The U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently published a document presenting "Grand Challenges for Engineering". This list was proposed by leading engineers and scientists from around the world at the request of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Fourteen topics were selected for these grand challenges, and at least seven can be addressed using the tools and methods of biological engineering. Here we describe how biological engineers can address the challenge of providing access to clean drinking water. This issue must be addressed in part by removing or inactivating microbial and chemical contaminants in order to properly deliver water safe for human consumption. Despite many advances in technologies this challenge is expanding due to increased pressure on fresh water supplies and to new opportunities for growth of potentially pathogenic organisms.
EISSN:
1754-1611
DOI:
10.1186/1754-1611-5-2
Version:
Final published version
Additional Links:
http://www.jbioleng.org/content/5/1/2

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Marken
dc.contributor.authorGerba, Charlesen
dc.contributor.authorElimelech, Menachemen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-20T09:00:11Z-
dc.date.available2016-05-20T09:00:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationRiley et al. Journal of Biological Engineering 2011, 5:2 http://www.jbioleng.org/content/5/1/2en
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1754-1611-5-2en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/610168-
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently published a document presenting "Grand Challenges for Engineering". This list was proposed by leading engineers and scientists from around the world at the request of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Fourteen topics were selected for these grand challenges, and at least seven can be addressed using the tools and methods of biological engineering. Here we describe how biological engineers can address the challenge of providing access to clean drinking water. This issue must be addressed in part by removing or inactivating microbial and chemical contaminants in order to properly deliver water safe for human consumption. Despite many advances in technologies this challenge is expanding due to increased pressure on fresh water supplies and to new opportunities for growth of potentially pathogenic organisms.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jbioleng.org/content/5/1/2en
dc.rights© 2011 Riley et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)en
dc.titleBiological approaches for addressing the grand challenge of providing access to clean drinking wateren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1754-1611en
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USAen
dc.contributor.departmentYale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8286, USAen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Biological Engineeringen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the UA Faculty Publications collection. For more information this item or other items in the UA Campus Repository, contact the University of Arizona Libraries at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
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