Scalable and Applicable Nanostructured Adsorbents for Arsenic Removal with High Performance (2015–2018)

Abstract:
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.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Senior Group Leader
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Advance QLD Industry Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council