Dr. Junhong Chen
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
This video discusses the use of nanomaterials to detect and remove organic pollutants from water by combining nanoparticles and carbon nanotube’s unique properties. By shining light on titanium dioxide, for example, electron pairs are generated that convert organic pollutants to less-toxic forms. Although research is still in early forms, it may eventually be used in removing toxins from industrial manufacturing processes.
Nanoparticle synthesis, assembly, and nanofabrication; Carbon nanotubes and hybrid nanomaterials; Nanostructure-based gas sensors and biosensors; Corona discharges and plasma reacting flows; Energy conversion and conservation; Pollution control, and nanomaterials-based water sensors.
Filmmaker: Jim Michaels
Project Director and Producer: Ryan Sarnowski
Producer: Jenny Plevin
Associate Producer: James Michaels
Post-Production Specialists: Travis Torok & Kyle Probst
Animations: Danny D’Acquisto