The Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University has received a patent for its invention to remove organic pollutants from water from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Faculty member Dr. Asma Al-Sharif said that this is done through the use of upgraded carbon nanotubes as effective membranes that purify water by effectively absorbing and extracting organic pollutants from it, which makes it an innovative, efficient, environment-friendly and economical technology.
She added that carbon nanotubes have high purification efficiency; these membranes are easy to prepare as well, which means that this technique can be rapidly expanded to meet different needs in the field of water purification and contribute to reducing the significant consumption of chemicals and water during purification processes.
She added that this technique helps achieve sustainability, and that the nanotubes can be refurbished or reused, so their life span can be extended and maintenance costs are reduced.
Al-Sharif expressed gratefulness to the university for the support, saying that it and the patent are incentives for further work and innovation in the service of the homeland, and in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 concerning scientific inventions.
Source: Saudi Press Agency