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Removal of perfluorinated compounds with chemically modified adsorbents

  • 15 August, 2021
  • Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
  • prof. dr ir A van der Wal
  • dr ir JE Dykstra

Perfluorinated compounds have been found in every aspect of the environment, and they possess a threat to human health, due to their toxic effects, and that they have been found in the drinking water supply. The most frequently used technology for their removal is adsorption, however, classical adsorbents cannot remove these compounds to satisfactory levels.
In this project, different adsorbents will be tested (commercial and/or synthesized in the laboratory) to obtain insight in the mechanism and various interactions on adsorption of perfluorinated compounds. Obtained experimental data will be explained with the theoretical models that will also be developed. Based on the theoretical understanding the new materials will be selected or synthesized to achieve an effective removal process.

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Marko Pranić

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