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Nanochemistry:

- Functionalization of nanotubes
- Organiic synthesis
- Polyelectrolytes
- TEM imaging

Environmental chemistry:

- Analysis of pollutants
- Purification methods
- Soil and water samples

 

Research Areas

- Toxicology
- Energy Sciences
- Pollution dynamics
- Water pollution circulation
- Life cycle of pollutants
- Heavy Metals
- Molecular interactions
- Environmental remediation
- Waste management
- Exotic Materials

 

 

Fjordforsk A.S. Midtun, 6894 Vangsnes, Norway.
Org.nr: 911659654 | www.fjordforsk.no

Purification of perfluorinated compounds from soil samples.

Partial funding by:

Project duration: 2014 -

Project leader: Manzetti S.

Collaborators:

- Ass. Prof Lutz Ahrens. Swedish Agricultural University.
- Prof David van der Spoel, Uppsala University.

 

Project description:

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are emerging pollutants used in flame retardants on a large scale on airports and other sites of heavy industrial activity. Perfluroinated compounds are toxic and represent an ultra-persistent class of chemicals which can accumulate in animals and humans and have been found to remain in the body for over 5 years after uptake. Perfluorinated compounds can also affect the nerve-system and have recently been associated with high- priority pollutants to be discontinued and to be removed from the environment. Using non-toxic methods, this project develops an approach to sediment perfluorinated compounds from contaminated soil samples using nanoparticles, in order to remove the ecotoxic and ground-water contaminating potential of PFCs from afflicted sites and environments.

 

Documents:

Promo presentation

Spin-off website


Articles:

Using nantural nanoparticles to remove perfluorinated compounds from polluted soils. Nanowerk, Sept. 9. 2015.

 

Keywords: Nanoparticles, soil, purification, perfluorinated compounds, method, technology, environmental remediation, airports, scalable, method.


 


 

 

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