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Catalytic Nanoparticles for Water Purification

Updated: Jan 12, 2019

Catalytic removal of water contaminants will enable new, low-cost industrial-scale water purification technologies

Nearly 85% of the world's population lives in rural areas that don't have access to municipal water sources. Current water treatment technologies have not changed in over one hundred years and require a large infrastructure due to their low-efficiencies and large-scale needs. We are developing new catalytic nanoparticles that decontaminate water with a very low foot print and thus enable the development of portable (truck-loadable) water-treatment systems for off-grid applications that may become mobile water treatment system of small rural communities with populations of <20,000 people.

Nanotechnologies for water treatment will enable transportable water treatment systems for small towns and off-grid rural communities around the world

Selected Publications

Islam, Md T.; Jing, H.; Yang, T.; Zubia, E.; Goo,s A.G.; Bernal, R.A.; Botez, C.E.; Narayan, M.; Chan, C.K.; Noveron, J.C. Fullerene stabilized gold nanoparticles supported on titanium dioxide for enhanced photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange and catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 3827 – 3836.

Md. Tariqul Islam, Ricardo Saenz- Arana, Huiyao Wang, Ricardo A. Bernal, Juan C. Noveron Green synthesis of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by sodium rhodizonate and their catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol and methyl orange New Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 42, 6472 - 6478.

Islam, M. T., Dominguez, N., Ahsan, Md A., Dominguez-Cisneros, H., Noveron, J.C. Sodium rhodizonate induced formation of gold nanoparticles supported on cellulose fibers for catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol and organic dyes J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 4185 - 4193.

Islam, Md. Tariqul, Padilla, J. E. Dominguez, N., Alvarado, D. C., Alam, Md S., Cooke, P., Tecklenburg, M.M. J., Noveron, J.C. Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by squaric acid and supported on cellulose fibers for the catalytic reduction of 4- nitrophenol in water Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 2016, 6, 91185 - 91191.

Islam, Md. T., Molugu, S. K.; Cooke, P. H.; Noveron, J.C. Fullerene stabilized gold nanoparticles New Journal of Chemistry, 2015, 39, 5923 - 5926.

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