Water purification by zeolites supported on carbide foams

Water is source of life but now water shortage is a worldwide challenge, which posing great threat to people all over the world. Converting dirty water to clean water via effective purification technology is one of the most potential ways to solve this problem. However, high-efficient water purification technology always relies on superior porous materials.

The project aims to develop low cost water purification technology, which involves two main topics: the preparation of advanced ‘zeolite + foam’ catalysts materials and application of the synthesised materials into phenol solution. Furthermore, green experimental conditions, e.g. low temperature, low pressure are required in this project to better match up with ‘sustainability’.

Changyan Zhou

Supervisor

Dr Marco Conte

Department of Chemistry