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Nanochemistry:

- Functionalization of nanotubes
- Organiic synthesis
- Polyelectrolytes
- TEM imaging

Environmental chemistry:

- Analysis of pollutants
- Purification methods
- Soil and water samples

 

Research Areas

- Toxicology
- Energy Sciences
- Pollution dynamics
- Water pollution circulation
- Life cycle of pollutants
- Heavy Metals
- Molecular interactions
- Environmental remediation
- Waste management
- Exotic Materials

 

 

Fjordforsk A.S. Midtun, 6894 Vangsnes, Norway.
Org.nr: 911659654 | www.fjordforsk.no

Purification of perfluorinated compounds from soil samples.

Partial funding by:

Project duration: 2014 -

Project leader: Manzetti S.

Collaborators:

- Ass. Prof Lutz Ahrens. Swedish Agricultural University.
- Prof David van der Spoel, Uppsala University.

 

Project description:

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are emerging pollutants used in flame retardants on a large scale on airports and other sites of heavy industrial activity. Perfluroinated compounds are toxic and represent an ultra-persistent class of chemicals which can accumulate in animals and humans and have been found to remain in the body for over 5 years after uptake. Perfluorinated compounds can also affect the nerve-system and have recently been associated with high- priority pollutants to be discontinued and to be removed from the environment. Using non-toxic methods, this project develops an approach to sediment perfluorinated compounds from contaminated soil samples using nanoparticles, in order to remove the ecotoxic and ground-water contaminating potential of PFCs from afflicted sites and environments.

 

Documents:

Promo presentation

Spin-off website


Articles:

Using nantural nanoparticles to remove perfluorinated compounds from polluted soils. Nanowerk, Sept. 9. 2015.

 

Keywords: Nanoparticles, soil, purification, perfluorinated compounds, method, technology, environmental remediation, airports, scalable, method.


 


 

 

Fjordforsk is a member of the American Chemical Society. Please visit the society following the logo below.

Ongoing programs

 

 


Industrial Doctorate program in Environmental Chemistry at Uppsala University.

Dr. Phil. program in Mathematics at University of Oslo.

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