Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents for water remediation


Project Description

Natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) are composed of two or more natural compounds, such as organic acids and bases, sugars, amino acids, and polyalcohols that interact through hydrogen bonds, forming a stable liquid. Due to their components, these green solvents are more biodegradable, harmless, and environmentally friendly than similar solvents, such as ionic liquids and DES. In our research group, we focus on understanding the chemical and physical properties of NADES and their applications, e.g., biofouling cleaning solvents, wastewater pre-treatment agents, and liquid membrane carriers. In this project, the student will learn how to prepare and characterize green solvents and study their application in water remediation.
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 the development of new methodologies for water treatments. Draft a publication with the latest findings.