A Greener Way to Treat Wastewater

Water pollution by non-biodegradable organic pollutants caused by human activities has further boosted the pressure on clean water supply.

In this project, we have explored the properties that give porous carbon it's ability to remove these pollutants. The porosity, large specific surface area, adaptable surface chemistry and low cost of carbon makes it an attractive candidate for water remediation. 

These are ideal attributes for removing organic pollutants in wastewater by physical adsorption and catalytic degradation - both of which have been the focus of our project. We present the method of preparing the carbon and characteristics required for optimal removal of non-biodegradable organic pollutants in water.

Our built and natural environments


Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Georgina Lucy Furniss
Zhenxiang Tang

vote for this project: BN47

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