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Removal and degradation of microcystins from drinking water using biofilters
Project ID: D2018-52Background Harmful algal blooms (HABs) release microcystin (MC) toxins that can end up in drinking water, causing a range of illnesses, including liver cancer. Currently, water treatment facilities remove or degrade MC using chlorination, ozonation, activated carbon adsorption, and/or floculation. However, those techniques are ...
Pyrrole-Based Extraction Materials for Microcystin Separation and Analysis
Project ID: D2018-20Background When water conditions are favorable for cyanobacteria growth, harmful algae blooms (HAB) can result, causing elevated levels of toxins called microcystins (MCs). There are over 140 microcystin variants. The EPA suggests that MC-LR variant concentration in drinking water should be less than 0.3 ug/L. Trace levels of M...
Homogenous and Reusable Superacid Polymer Catalyst for the Synthesis of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose
Project ID: D2018-18Background Combinations of Brønsted and Lewis acid catalysts are generally used for the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from glucose. However, reutilization of these catalysts is challenging due to their solubility in reaction medium. Heterogeneous catalysts containing both types of acid sites are not usually...
One Step Liquid To Metal High Surface Area Platinum Catalyst Via Low Temperature Reduction
Project ID: D2017-51Background Catalytic converters reduce and transform exhaust emissions to prevent air pollution from vehicles. A ceramic honeycomb structure was designed to maximize the surface area through which vehicle exhaust passes. The increased surface area makes the catalytic converter more effective due to the additional space made ava...