2022 | Israel | Water issue adressed: Too dirty

Nanocomposite Sorbent for Organic Matter Removal

In my research, I have developed and characterized a novel, hybrid, clay polymer nanocomposite, for efficient and rapid Dissolved organic matter (DOM) removal from water. A comparison was made between the nanocomposite and the most common industrial sorbent, activated carbon.

The results of the study show that the composite is an extremely efficient sorbent for DOM removal and demonstrates fast adsorption kinetics. In addition, the nanocomposite was superior to the activated carbon, four times higher efficiency.

This research examined an applicable approach for industrial solution for DOM removal. The study has shown that clay polymer nanocomposites can be an alternative sorbent for water purification.

This is how I came up with the idea for this project:

Thanks to the 'Alpha' program I had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Ofri Zusman who is a doctorant in Prof. Yael Mishael's laboratory which is engaged in the research and development of polymer clay composites. Combining his great knowledge and my passion we came up with this research.

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