Project #4062

Evaluating Carbon Nanotubes as Adsorbents for Removing Synthetic Organic Compounds

$163,379
Completed
Principal Investigator
James (Chip)
Kilduff
Research Manager
Hsiao-wen Chen Ph.D.
Contractor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract

This project (1) identified mechanisms of adsorption by carbon nanotubes for a representative selection of synthetic organic chemicals, (2) provided a side-by-side comparison with existing adsorbents and a rational basis for selecting and preparing carbon nanotubes, and (3) evaluated whether recent developments in nanotechnology make sense to pursue for applications in water treatment. Published in 2012.