Junhong Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering & Applied Sciences. In this week’s Water Research Wednesday video, he discusses the use of nanomaterials to detect and remove organic pollutants from water by combining nanoparticles and carbon nanotube’s unique properties. By shining light on titanium dioxide, for example, electron pairs are generated that convert organic pollutants to less-toxic forms. Although research is still in early forms, it may eventually be used in removing toxins from industrial manufacturing processes.
– James Starzec