Water remediation with Light

Photochemical/Photocatalytic approach to water remediation – To clean up pollutants from produced water in the Fracking industry.

To address the problem of chemicals that are prevalent in produced water after fracking (process used in oil and gas industries) that potentially contaminate fresh water sources (food-water nexus), we have developed a photocatalytic process to remove such contaminants utilizing visible light.

  1. Hong, S.; Ratpukdi, T.; Sivaguru, J.; Khan, E.Photolysis of glutaraldehyde in brine: A showcase study for removal of a common biocide in oil and gas produced water. Hazad. Mater. 2018, 353, 254-260.
  2. Sieverding, H. L.; Clay, D. E.; Khan, E.; Sivaguru, J.; Pattabiraman, M.; Koodali, R. T.; Ndiva-Mongoh, M.; Stone, J. J. A Sustainable Rural Food–Energy–Water Nexus Framework for the Northern Great Plains. Agric. Environ. Lett.2016, 1(2016), 1-4.

 

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