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Home > Press > BNC chosen by leading Saudi Arabian research institution in multi-million pound environmental nanotechnology project

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The specialist product development consultancy, Bio Nano Consulting (BNC) is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to lead the UK arm of a collaboration with a major research institution in the Middle East in a multi-million pound environmental nanotechnology endeavour. The agreement, worth in excess of Ł2 million over two years for BNC and its London partners, will utilise the expertise of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN), a joint venture between Imperial College and University College London, on two important projects looking at the applications of nanotechnology to environmental issues: ‘nano-catalysts for wastewater treatment' and ‘nano-catalysts for the synthesis of fine chemicals'.

BNC chosen by leading Saudi Arabian research institution in multi-million pound environmental nanotechnology project

London, UK | Posted on October 12th, 2009

Solar energy can be harnessed to effectively oxidise pollutants and facilitate the successful recycling of waste water. For this project, BNC will provide extensive knowledge of nano structure development in solar cells and nanometrology, to complement the in-house catalysis and characterisation expertise of its collaborator in the Middle East.

BNC will also provide access to the nanotechnology facilities at the LCN for the development of environmentally-friendly heterogeneous catalysts in the second project. Many current chemical synthesis processes rely on homogenous catalysts in the liquid phase; as a result, a lack of catalyst regeneration, side reactions and salt formation cause problems with effective waste disposal. The development of heterogeneous nano-catalysts could result in a reduced waste stream, facile separation and reuse of the catalyst.

Delivering a range of services, expertise and equipment to the life-science and technology sectors, BNC is able to effectively address a wide range of real-life problems with innovative nanotechnology-based solutions. "We are delighted to have secured such a fantastic opportunity to display our expertise in such a large contract" commented Dr David Sarphie, CEO of BNC. He continued, "It is great news that our world-class technology is being recognised and put to use in research that will be of such great benefit to the environment."

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About Bio Nano Consulting (BNC)
NC is a specialist research and development consultancy operating in the convergent field of bionanotechnology. A joint venture of Imperial College London and University College London, BNC is funded through the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) with additional support from the London Development Agency (LDA).



Along with its partner organisation, the National Physical Laboratory, BNC offers a service to the biomedical and healthcare industries in microsystems and nanotechnology. This encompasses design, 3-D modelling and visualisation, rapid prototyping, and characterisation.

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