Water Research Wednesday: Junhong Chen

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

About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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