Current Projects

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Liquid Adsorption in Nanoporous Materials

Molecular dynamics calculations are being used to investigate transport and adsorption of organic compounds in hydrophobic molecular sieves. Results have been consistent with laboratory observations, and have been used to predict behavior of hazardous compounds, like 1,4-dioxane, to minimize the number of experiments required to verify the predictions.

Removal of Estrone

Estrone, an estrogen metabolite excreted naturally, is being found increasingly in U.S. waterways. Preliminary tests show that zeolite DAY removes estrone effectively and in reasonable times.

Removal of Organic Solvents

Hydrophobic molecular sieves are being tested for organics removal and compared to the industry standard, activated carbon. In some cases, higher purity water can be produced using some hydrophobic/high-silica molecular sieves. Fundamental explanations are being investigated, and engineering solutions developed.

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