Scalable and Applicable Nanostructured Adsorbents for Arsenic Removal with High Performance (2015–2018)
Arsenic contamination in groundwater and drinking water affects over 100 million people worldwide and causes severe health problems. This project will use a recently patented technology to develop a new generation of adsorbents with controlled nanostructure and morphology for arsenic removal. The novel low-cost adsorbents are expected to have superior performance for the treatment of arsenic containing water at both high and low concentrations. The engineered products will be tested in high-throughput wastewater treatment in pharmaceutical factories and as a household drinking water treatment device. This project will bring economic and social benefits to Australian Industry and improve the quality of life for people all over the world.