|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2012
||Nanotechnology for Energy, Environment, Healthcare and Industry
||Magnetic Activate Carbon Nanocomposites for Water Purification
||Allen W Apblett, Tarek Trad
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Allen W Apblett
Green nanotechnology requires maximizing the potential benefits of nanotechnology for solving environmental problems while minimizing the environmental impact of nano-based processes. Nanoparticles have been demonstrated to have useful absorption and catalytic properties but it is difficult to take advantage of these properties in the real world due to their small size that makes it difficult to prevent their escape to the environment. We have addressed this challenge by utilizing the pyrolysis of waste cellulose/metal salt mixtures to generate nanoparticles embedded in and organic contaminants from water.