Superhydrophillip Filter Paper for Effective Oil Recovery from Oil Contaminated Wastewater

Goals

Our goal is to develop a low-cost environmental-friendly membrane system for separating oil from water, and remediating the environmental incidents. Students will not only benefit from the interdisciplinary knowledge accumulated during the project, but also from a better understanding how science is practiced in the real world.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Catastrophic oil pollution caused by offshore oil spills and shipping poses a severe threat to the marine environment and aquatic ecosystem. Based on unique interfacial properties, our superhydrophilic membrane would provide an attractive alternative to mitigate pollution from oil contaminated wastewater.

Methods and Technologies

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering majors with strong teamwork skills

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Sponsor(s)

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