In-depth Review of Nanomaterial Innovations in Water Purification Technology

Jiwoo Yu, Ph.D., a graduate of the Paper Science and Engineering program within the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech.

Jiwoo Yu, Ph.D., a graduate of the Paper Science and Engineering program within the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech.

Jiwoo Yu, Ph.D., a graduate of the Paper Science and Engineering program within the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently published an article on “Water Treatment via Non-membrane Inorganic Nanoparticles/cellulose Composites” published in Materials Today, May 8, 2021.

The article offers an in-depth review of nanomaterials innovations in water purification technology. The paper highlights inorganic nanoparticles/cellulose hybrid nanocomposites which have attracted growing interest due to the unique properties of cellulose and high specific surface area of nanoparticles and their ability to target specific pollutants in water.

The integration with cellulose brings benefits to inorganic nanoparticle for water treatment, including preventing agglomeration, ensuring colloidal stability, and allowing for separation by magnetic nanoparticles after purification.

The full article, available on May 8, 2021, can be found online here at Materials Today.

This work was supported by the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (Grant number: GTF114000086) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech offers top students an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research to advance technologies and applications in the bioeconomy, advised by world-recognized experts and supported by four-year graduate research fellowships.

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