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Graphene-enhanced technologies for clean water and sanitation

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20 October 2022
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Graphene-enhanced technologies to ensure clean water and sanitation for all


Ensuring clean water and sanitation is the sustainable development goal N6 identified by the UN. Dr Manuela Melucci will present a selection of case studies of graphene materials and devices realized at CNR that commit to achieving this global aim. She will discuss performance, sustainability issues in comparison with standard technologies and future challenges.

Dr Manuela Melucci

Invited Speaker

Dr Manuela Melucci is a Research Scientist at the CNR- Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity in Bologna, Italy, as well as a leader and coordinator of many pan-European research projects involving industrial collaborators.

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20 October 2022 14:00 - 14:45

Abstract

Ensuring clean water and sanitation is the sustainable development goal N6 identified by the UN. Due to its commercial availability at good standard quality, processability in composite and membranes, graphene is one of the most promising nanomaterials for the realization of new technologies for water purification.  

Dr Manuela Melucci will present a selection of case studies of graphene materials and devices realized at CNR to detect and remove emerging contaminants including pharmaceuticals, personal care products and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), from drinking water. She will discuss performance, sustainability issues in comparison with standard technologies and future challenges.  

More about our invited speaker:

Manuela Melucci's research focuses on the development of functionalized graphenes, hybrid materials and composites for sensing and adsorption processes toward new technologies for water monitoring and treatment. Manuela Melucci is currently the Leader of the Advanced Materials Synthesis group of ISOF, a Member of the Body of Knowledge of the EIT-Climate KIC- Water scarcity and pollution, Deputy Leader of the spearhead project of the Graphene Flagship “Graphil- graphene enhanced filters for water purification”, Coordinator of the Flagera project GO-FOR-WATER technical, and PI of the project LIFE-Remembrance. She is also the scientific manager of industrial collaboration aimed at market exploitation of graphene materials (i.e. Tetrapak, Culligan, Medica, Hera). 

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