Nano-Structured Adsorbents for Water Remediation systems: Removal and Biodegradation of Contaminants

According to world health organization (WHO) 80% of the diseases are water borne! Providing clean and affordable water then is one of the modern-times hurdles. Finding new remedies could mean saving thousands of lives. Therefore, my research expertise lies in the area of creating new strategies to remove hazardous contaminants saying heavy oil, hydrocarbons, heavy metal and pharmaceutical discharges from water. Through my research, I apply facile eco-friendly strategies for preparing advanced nano-based materials. These synthesized nano-assemblies will further be used to design the backnone of adsorbents, either in the form of membranes or sponge, so that they are capable of removing different pollutants from water. Their potential can also be examined for removing dyes and pharmaceutical discharges from water since they are widespread pollutants in water.

Shaghayegh Goudarzi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Hadis Zarrin;Nariman Yousefi;Philip Chan
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