Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > News > Sunlight key to new process

April 24th, 2008

Sunlight key to new process

Abstract:
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded nearly US$ 700 000 to researchers at the University of Cincinnati in order to establish a baseline understanding of how toxins produced by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) can be changed by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, a process used to disinfect drinking water.

Titanium dioxide, a ceramic material frequently used in paints and powders, is being investigated by Dionysiou's group as a catalyst to generate photochemical and chemical reactions that destroy the toxins in water. They use this catalyst fixed on a support to lengthen the effect of the catalyst and to keep the catalyst itself out of the water. The catalyst is made with very high surface area using nanotechnology methods and containing very small quantities of non-metals that make the catalyst operate using visible light, taking advantage of the sun's light.

Source:
engineerlive.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Gold nanoparticle chains confine light to the nanoscale October 31st, 2014

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing October 31st, 2014

Device invented at Johns Hopkins provides up-close look at cancer on the move: Microscopic view of metastasis could give insight about how to keep cancer in check October 31st, 2014

Iranians Present Model to Predict Photocatalytic Process in Removal of Pollutants October 30th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Gold nanoparticle chains confine light to the nanoscale October 31st, 2014

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing October 31st, 2014

Device invented at Johns Hopkins provides up-close look at cancer on the move: Microscopic view of metastasis could give insight about how to keep cancer in check October 31st, 2014

Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact October 29th, 2014

Announcements

Gold nanoparticle chains confine light to the nanoscale October 31st, 2014

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing October 31st, 2014

Device invented at Johns Hopkins provides up-close look at cancer on the move: Microscopic view of metastasis could give insight about how to keep cancer in check October 31st, 2014

Production of Biocompatible Polymers in Iran October 30th, 2014

Environment

Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents October 29th, 2014

Nanoparticles Display Ability to Improve Efficiency of Filters October 28th, 2014

Iranian, Malaysian Scientists Study Nanophotocatalysts for Water Purification October 23rd, 2014

Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires October 20th, 2014

Water

Iranians Present Model to Predict Photocatalytic Process in Removal of Pollutants October 30th, 2014

Nanoparticles Display Ability to Improve Efficiency of Filters October 28th, 2014

Iranian, Malaysian Scientists Study Nanophotocatalysts for Water Purification October 23rd, 2014

New Nanocomposites Help Elimination of Toxic Dyes October 15th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE





  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE