Tehran, Iran, Oct.10
Iran intends to use nanotechnology for desalination of water and improvement of its quality, and to save water transfer costs, said Iranian Minister of Energy.
"The nanotech can be used in all sectors in the country, especially in water sector," said Reza Ardekanian, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Currently, the nanotech is being used in limited scale to reduce presence of heavy metals in water. It will be also used to reduce nitrate by desalination to improve the water quality," he said speaking at the opening ceremony of the 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition in Tehran.
"Considering the availability of saline water sources in the country, we can expand use of nanotechnology and use it to reduce water impurity," he said.
"By supporting this field and expanding the nanotech trade, we can contribute to economic and social development. Nanotechnology is an important field and it needs to improve and expand to achieve more results," he added.