Sustainable nanomaterials' role in green supply chains and environmental sustainability

Authors

  • Nko Okina Solomon Marshall University Huntington West Virginia, US Department: Environmental Health and Safety, USA
  • Peter Simpa Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Hull, UK
  • Olubunmi Adeolu Adenekan Independent Telecommunications Engineer and Data Analyst, UK.
  • Scholar Chinenye Obasi University of South Wales, UK

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/estj.v5i5.1136

Abstract

The review explores the pivotal role of sustainable nanomaterials in promoting green supply chains and advancing environmental sustainability. Nanotechnology has emerged as a promising field for developing innovative materials with enhanced properties and reduced environmental impacts. Sustainable nanomaterials, characterized by their eco-friendly synthesis methods, biodegradability, and low toxicity, offer transformative opportunities for enhancing the sustainability of supply chains across diverse industries. This review examines the potential applications of sustainable nanomaterials in green supply chains, encompassing areas such as renewable energy, water purification, waste management, and sustainable packaging. By leveraging the unique properties of nanomaterials, such as high surface area-to-volume ratio, catalytic activity, and tunable properties, businesses can develop sustainable solutions to address pressing environmental challenges. Case studies and examples highlight successful integration of sustainable nanomaterials into supply chain practices, showcasing their ability to reduce resource consumption, minimize waste generation, and mitigate environmental impacts. The review also discusses challenges and considerations associated with the adoption of sustainable nanomaterials, including regulatory compliance, risk assessment, and ethical considerations. Strategies for promoting responsible nanotechnology practices and fostering collaboration among stakeholders are proposed, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and stakeholder engagement in achieving sustainable supply chain goals. In conclusion, the integration of sustainable nanomaterials into green supply chains holds immense potential for driving environmental sustainability, innovation, and long-term prosperity.

Keywords: Sustainable Nanomaterials, Green Supply Chains, Environmental Sustainability, Circular Economy, Nanotechnology, Supply Chain Optimization

Published

2024-05-13

How to Cite

Nko Okina Solomon, Peter Simpa, Olubunmi Adeolu Adenekan, & Scholar Chinenye Obasi. (2024). Sustainable nanomaterials’ role in green supply chains and environmental sustainability. Engineering Science & Technology Journal, 5(5), 1678-1694. https://doi.org/10.51594/estj.v5i5.1136

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