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Photodesorption Phenomena and Photoreactive Nanosorbent Materials for Water and Wastewater Purification

Funding: 2009: $30,000
2010: $60,000
2011: $60,000
2012: $30,000

Project Member(s): Shon, H., McDonagh, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Photo and Environmental Technology (P&E) Co. Ltd (Photo & Environmental Technology Co. Ltd.)

Start year: 2009

Summary: This project will deliver enhanced nanomaterials and introduce their larger-scale production. These new materials are capable of efficiently removing pollutants from water, and will have a key role in the coupled development of a unique purification method. The developed process is versatile to provide an adjustable degree of treatment for natural pollutants and dangerous contaminants in compact, high-performance plants. The distinct advantages of this clean technology are engineered simplicity and the use of solar or artificial light instead of chemicals. The completion of this project will lead to the development and use of advanced nanomaterials for clean and cost-effective water purification and remediation technologies.'',


Shahid, M, El Saliby, I, McDonagh, A, Chekli, L, Tijing, LD, Kim, J-H & Shon, HK 2016, 'Adsorption and Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue Using Potassium Polytitanate and Solar Simulator', JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 4342-4349.
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Shahid, M, Tijing, LD, Saliby, IE, McDonagh, A, Kim, J-B, Kim, J-H & Shon, HK 2016, 'Adsorption Behavior of Pb(II) Onto Potassium Polytitanate Nanofibres', Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 1916-1919.
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Keywords: Regenerable nanosorbent, Photodesorption, Photocatalysis, Magnetic separation, Water purification, Clean technology,

FOR Codes: Essential Oils (e.g. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Boronia, Sandalwood), Environmental Technologies, Nanotechnology, Civil Engineering, Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Information and Communication Services, Management of Gaseous Waste from Commercial Services and Tourism (excl. Greenhouse Gases), Environmentally sustainable engineering , Essential oils