Sunday, 7th May 2023 at 14:30
David Wang Auditorium, 3rd floor Dalia Maydan Bldg.
Dr. Ines Zucker
School of Mechanical Engineering and Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. Tel-Aviv University.
George Wise Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo 6997801
Contamination of drinking water sources by a variety of organic and inorganic compounds demands more efficacious and reliable treatment technologies. However, conventional water treatment technologies remain chemically demanding, energy intensive, and ineffective in removing key trace contaminants. Nanotechnology-based approaches have been increasingly explored to enhance or replace traditional remediation methods because of the high reactivity and tunable-properties of nanomaterials. In her talk, Dr. Zucker will provide an overview on the current status of nano-enabled water decontamination, including promising opportunities and barriers for implementation. Specifically, the application of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) for heavy metal removal will be extensively discussed as a case study, where material properties, removal mechanisms, and large-scale applications are optimized.