Soft Materials Lab

Water Purification

Heavy metal ions and organic compounds are one kind of pollutants in water and become toxic and hazardous to human health and the environment. These substances are primarily found in water due to effluents that are emitted from industries such as steel mills, petrochemical plants, resin manufacturers, agriculture industries, pharmaceutical industries, dye industries, and others. Such contaminated water can affect the human body organs such as the kidney, liver, and pancreas in addition to causing protein degradation, tissue erosion, and paralysis of the central nervous system. So, to overcome this problem, we are working on the synthesis of green and sustainable carbon nano materials for the adsorption of heavy metal ions and organic compounds.

  •     Devandar Chauhan, Prashant Kumar Nagar, Kamakshi Pandey, Kamlendra Awasthi, Harsh Pandey
  •     Simulations of Physically Surface-Patterned Membranes for Water Treatment: Recent Advances
  •     Separation & Purification Reviews (2023). More
  •     Poonam Kumari, Kumud Malika Tripathi, Kamlendra Awasthi & Ragini Gupta
  •     Biomass-derived carbon nano-onions for the effective elimination of organic pollutants and oils from water
  •     Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2023). More
  •     Poonam Kumari, Kumud Malika Tripathi, Kamlendra Awasthi,  Ragini Gupta
  •     Sustainable carbon nano-onions as an adsorbent for the efficient removal of oxo-anions
        Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2022). More

  •     Poonam Kumari, Kumud Malika Tripathi, Lokesh Kumar Jangir, Ragini Gupta, Kamlendra Awasthi
  •     Recent advances in application of the graphene-based membrane for water purification
  •     Materials Today Chemistry 22 (2021): 100597. More