Design of Photo-Catalytic Polymeric Nanocomposite for Enhancing Water Filtration Technologies

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Jeromy Rech , Lewis University
The specific aim of this work is to develop a photocatalytic biomimetic nanocomposite membrane that utilizes sunlight to degrade common pollutants and inhibit the growth of deadly bacteria. Initial synthesis of cellulose/TiO2 nanocomposite films showed an enhanced degradation of Methylene Blue, an organic dye and pollutant, when exposed to light.