Potable or Drinking Water, Point-of-Use Filtration Systems, Arsenic Remediation, Water treatment Plants, Pharmaceutical or Analytical Laboratories etc.
Inventors at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have developed ceramic filtration material with optional Lanthanum coating that is capable of effective removing heavy metals such as arsenic, chromium along with bacteria and virus making the water safe for consumption. The ceramic materials developed are fabricated and coated using naturally abundant and /or reusable materials. Porous ceramic materials are prepared with the use of earth abundant clay minerals as substrates and organic wastes as pore forming materials and are fabricated into various shapes for the desired filtration method.
Current invention utilizes high affinity of lanthanum for arsenic and chromium removal, and tunable porosity of ceramic materials consisting of clay minerals and organic wastes for bacterial and virus removal at desired flow rates.
PCT filed 17 Oct. 2019, PCT/US19/56674
For further information please contact:
Smruti Patil, Ph.D., IPMM
UWM Research Foundation
1440 East North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Please reference: OTT ID. 1541/1543