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Smart reactive sorbents for the removal of emerging contaminants

Smart reactive sorbents for the removal of emerging contaminants

Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) are a growing concern. Current water treatment facilities are unable to completely remove or transform micropollutants.

Project leader

Dr Anke Neumann

Dates

2015-2016

Project staff

Dr Wojciech Mrozik (Co-Investigator)

Maggie White

Sponsors

Engineering Seed Corn Funding

Description

Emerging contaminants are a threat to our water resources. We investigated the performance of new, smart reactive adsorbents in removing this threat. We tested the use of functionalised clay minerals.

We combined approaches from two different fields of research. We enhanced the redox reactivity of cheap and abundant natural clay minerals. We also modified them with modern, environmental friendly ionic liquids. This provides a sustainable solution for micropollutant removal from aqueous solutions.