Water purification by zeolites supported on carbide foams

Changyan Zhou

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 co-authored a publication for Springer – ‘Sensing aromatic pollutants in water with catalyst‑sensitized water‑gated transistor’. You can read the paper here.



Dr Marco Conte

Department of Chemistry


Professor Kirill Horoshenkov

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Rino Mukti

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Dr Veinardi Suendo

Institut Teknologi Bandung