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Novel Nanomaterials for Absorption and Decomposition of Oil and Dispersed Oil

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Louisiana State University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Oil System Safety Research

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The long-term goal of this multidisciplinary project is the fundamental understanding needed to design, fabricate, and ultimately validate prototype surface-modified TiO2 nanotube membranes with controlled wettability and high internal surface area/porosity, for stepwise absorption and decomposition of oil and disperse oil. Most current research methods for oil-spill cleanup rely on synthesis of porous hydrophobic materials for oil absorption or using photocatalysts (e.g., TiO2) to decompose oil.


Ying (Jane) Wang
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