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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Seminar - Is it a good idea to use iron containing nanoparticles for water treatment?

27th November 2017, 13:00 to 14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Christian Ruby (University of Lorraine, France)

Abstract

Due to their high surface to volume ratio and their high chemical reactivity, nanoparticles of zero-valent iron and iron oxides are very promising solid compounds for water purification. Indeed, several toxic pollutants such as chromate or arsenate can be readily reduced and removed from water by adsorption by using nanoparticles of Fe0 or green rust, a common corrosion product of iron. Other pollutants such as nitrate are often transformed into more toxic ammonium species. The environmental fate and toxicity of iron based nanomaterials used for water treatment applications is also a critical issue that will be discussed during this seminar.



Places are limited at these lunchtime seminars and so any academic colleagues interested in attending, should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.