OE35 Development of novel catalytic microreactors for reduction of nitrite and bromate contaminants in drinking water

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 10:00 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
D. B. Thakur1, R. M. Tiggelaar2, J.G.E. Gardeniers2, L. Lefferts1 and K. Seshan1, (1)Catalytic Processes and Materials, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, (2)Mesoscale Chemical Systems, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Recent increase in the levels of concentrations of nitrate/nitrite and bromate in drinking water sources has raised concerns, as they are considered potential health hazards. In this work, removal of these contaminants using novel catalytic microreactors consisting carbon nanofiber layer supported Pd and Ru catalyst has been studied successfully.

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