Thursday, October 10, 11 a.m. to Noon in ETRL 101

Presented by Professor Indranil Chowdhury, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University

Providing an adequate supply of potable water is one of the grand challenges in the current century due to climate change, population and industrial growth. Sustainable, and energy efficient water treatment technologies are needed to combat current and future global challenges in water sustainability. The overall objective of our research is to design novel hybrid membranes based on emerging two-dimensional nanostructures that will provide not only enhanced desalination but also enhanced water flux and antifouling properties.  For this study, we investigated the antifouling and desalination properties of several 2D nanomaterials including molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), graphene oxide (GO), reduced graphene oxide (rGO). Overall, 2D nanomaterial-based hybrid membranes showed great potential for water filtration.