Nanomaterials based Water Treatment Research Group (NWT) was formed by Ton Duc Thang University. In recent decades at the area of water and wastewater treatment, engineered nanomaterials present the more potential for the efficient removal of contaminants. Engineered nanomaterials show a better performance in water and wastewater treatment than other conventional techniques because of their high surface area (surface-to-volume ratio) and their associated high reactivity.
NWT’s research area based on the fabrication and modification of nanomaterials in various size, shape and morphologies, such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanorods, and etc., function as catalysts and their composites with various supporting agents (carbon based materials, dichalcogenides, and etc.) are used for the detection and removal of contaminated chemicals (heavy metals, nitrate, etc.), organic pollutants (azo dyes, pharmaceutical, Herbicide, and etc.). NWT group intends to study advances in the fabrication of novel nanoscale materials and advanced processes for the treatment of organic and inorganic pollutant contaminated water and wastewater.
NWT research group has the backgrounds ranging from chemistry, nanotechnology, physical chemistry, computational science, and environmental engineering.
2. Mission and vision
The aim of the project in the Nanomaterials based Water Treatment Research group is to establish:
- Synthesis, modification, and characterization of engineered nanomaterials,
- Design of advanced water and wastewater treatment processes with synthesized nanomaterials,
- Design of chemiluminescence and fluorescence sensors with so-synthesized samples,
- Electrochemical water treatment processes using synthesized nanomaterials,
- Application of membranes in water and wastewater treatment,
- Modeling and simulation of the above-mentioned processes.
3. Research topics
- Synthesis of nanostructured materials:
- Layers double hydroxides (LDHs)
- Iron-based nanomaterials
- Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
- Metals supported on mesoporous carbon- based catalysts
- 2-D dichalcogenides, and etc.
- Design of chemiluminescence and fluorescence sensors
- Application of membranes in water and wastewater treatment
- Advanced water and wastewater treatment processes:
- Sonocatalytic process
- Photocatalytic process
- Fenton-based processes
- Electrochemical water treatment processes
- Catalytic ozonation processes
- Modeling and simulation of the above-mentioned processes
4. Current members
Dr. Alireza Khataee
Positions: Head of Nanomaterials based Water Treatment Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam.
Areas of expertise: Synthesis of nanostructured materials, Advanced water and wastewater treatment processes, Design of optical sensors.
Member of Editorial Board:
• Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (Impact factor: 6.012)
• Molecules (Impact factor: 3.098)
• Turkish Journal of Chemistry (Impact factor: 1.377)
Research track record (until April of 2019):
• ISI papers: 371
• Total ISI Citations: 11851
• ISI H-index: 57
• At most 5 top journals:
- Applied catalysis B (Impact factor: 11.698)
Dr. Mehmet Kobya
Dr. Mehrangiz Fathinia
Dr. Aydin Hassani
5. Former members (name, title, picture)
6. Publications (ISI or Scopus only)
2. Reza Darvishi CheshmehSoltani, ZahraMiraftabi, MansourehMahmoudi, SahandJorfi, GrzegorzBoczkaj, AlirezaKhataee; Stone cutting industry waste-supported zinc oxide nanostructures for ultrasonic assisted decomposition of an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal pharmaceutical compound ; Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (ISI).
1. PezhmanZolfaghari, Hamid RezaKhaledian, NasrinAliasgharlou, SirousKhorram, AfzalKarimi, AlirezaKhataee; Facile surface modification of immobilized rutile nanoparticles by non-thermal glow discharge plasma: Effect of treatment gases on photocatalytic process ; Applied Surface Science (ISI).