Nanoparticle Chemistry for Water Treatment – Health and Energy Applications

Thursday, April 11, 2013

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center, CIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium Side B


Andrew Barron

Abstract: The creation of membranes with small pore size and high flux offers a challenge. However, fouling of the membrane is usually the greatest detriment to its use. Starting with an understanding of the synthesis and properties of a class of oxide nano particle we have created membranes that allow for trapping of viruses from aspirated water and separation of oil and water of the energy industry. A summary of our research progress from basic science to field trials will be discussed.