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Amene NAseri, Speaker at Nanotechnology Conference
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Title : Floating nanostructures to remove organic pollutants from water


In recent decades, growing population and industrial development have led to the release of huge amounts of highly toxic chemical pollutants into the environment, globally. Nanoadsorbents and nanophotocatalysts have been applied to remove diverse pollutants from water. Different types of semiconductors such as TiO2, ZnO, g-C3N4, and emerging metal-organic framework (MOF)-based photocatalysts have been prepared and used to remove organic pollutants from wastewater owing to their unique optical and physicochemical properties. Furthermore, many adsorbents including activated carbon and graphite, have been used to remove pollutants. However, such powdered materials can cause some problems such as the aggregation of the powder in suspension, resulting in a low removal rate. In addition, the separation process of the powdered sample is challenging. Consequently, the design of novel floating nanocomposites to eliminate organic pollutants from water, efficiently, is crucial to address the environmental issues.

As a result, in this talk, a summary of other researchers’ reports on floating nanostructures will be presented. Then, results obtained by my group about the synthesis of floating nanostructures of reduced graphene oxide and nanocellulose will be deliberated. In the end, the evaluation of the pollutant removal activity of the prepared floating nanostructures and nanocomposites will be discussed.


Dr. Amene Naseri received her Ph.D. in Nanotechnology from the Institute for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (INST) of Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran in 2018. After one year and a half of working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics Department of SUT, she joined the Agricultural Nanotechnology Department. Her current research interests focus on the synthesis and characterization of different nanostructures for clean energy and environmental applications. She has published lots of papers in this research field of study in prestigious journals.