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Nanoporous Boron Nitride for Oil-Water Separation

Deakin University, VIctoria, Australia

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A new absorption material for the effective removal of oils, organic solvents and dyes from water has been developed. The highly porous BN nanosheets can absorb 30 times their own weight of oil in minutes and can be re-used many times by simply burning off the absorbed oil.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Concept

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 1

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: N/A

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Global Innovation Awardee

Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/ifm/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Development / License Partners