Light-induced metal ion (de)complexation


Project Description

Water contamination is one of the most critical environmental hazards. The pollutants in the water are responsible for diseases, affecting its quality and availability worldwide. In our lab, we aim to develop new methods for water treatment using liquid membranes and adsorbent materials, which will guarantee access to clean water and recover valuable raw materials. This project is focused on using light as a driving force for metal complexation and removal from water. The student will develop expertise in metal complexation, binding constants and water treatment. It is also expected to develop excellent skills in several analytical techniques.
Program - Environmental Science and Engineering
Division - Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Center Affiliation - Water Desalination and Reuse Center
Field of Study - Environmental science and engineering

Desired Project Deliverables

Contribute to developing new liquid membranes for removal and recovery of trace metals. Draft a publication with the latest findings.