New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Project PI: Wen Zhang Project Lead: Fangzhou Liu
Ph.D. Candidate Master students: Krishna Cherith Kollippara Venkata Sai, Courtney Potts
Undergraduate students: Jeffrey Luke, Samuel Solomon, Ashish Kokkula, Humza Abdali
EPA P3 Video Presentation
This project will embark on an innovative microwave-assisted membrane filtration (MWM) system that combines microwave catalysis and microfiltration to enhance the removal of PFOA and PFOS (two model Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances or PFASs). The project will examine (1) the production of nanobubbles and hydroxyl radicals on catalyst-coated membrane surface under microwave irradiation; (2) the potency of pollutant degradation and antifouling performances under microwave irradiation, including the analysis of degradation by-products and water matrix effects (e.g., presence of dissolved organic matters or high salinity).