Discipline: Chemistry & Chemical Sciences
Subcategory: STEM Research
Karl Jackson - Virginia Union University
This project seeks to determine the best synthetic protocols to analyze nanoparticle-doped meal-organic framework (NP@MOFs) systems for their water filtration and sanitation properties and to make structural modifications of these material based on observed performance. The proposed work explores the simultaneous elimination of biological and chemical contaminants in water through a one composite system. The objectives are to investigate the impact of the encapsulation of metal nanoparticles inside water stable MOFs on water purification properties and determine the stability and recyclability of new and existing NP@MOF systems when used for water purification applications. The work described herein describes the synthesis, characterizations, and organic dye absorption properties of UiO-66 and ZIF-8.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,
NSF Affiliation: HBCU-UP