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Chapter 11
Industrial viability

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Nanomaterials can be synthesized by plethora of techniques at laboratory scale because of the frequent modifications and improvements being reported by large number of nanotechnology laboratories all over the world. In past, several methods have also proved their efficiency in terms of simplicity and stability. However, very few techniques have actually demonstrated scale up viability at production level. This could be due to various uncontrollable and controllable factors such as material type, resources available, physicochemical properties required and target applications. Various constraints hinder the feasibility of large-scale manufacturing of nanomaterials and may include sophisticated equipment, specific procedure, low yield, poor stability and total cost of the product [160]. It becomes important to overcome the large-scale manufacturing issues that present a hurdle in the commercial growth of nanotechnologies.

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