Seminar | Andrew Barron

Title: "Nanoparticle Chemistry for Water Treatment – Health and Energy Applications"

Date: 04/11/2013 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Fitzpatrick Center, CIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium Side B


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.