Similar to a news article entitled “Innovative nano-sensors: Detection of trace containments in water” – on 18/12/2012 a northern Iranian university unveiled (with Iranian President Dr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in attendance) a new system for purifying garbage sewage and waste-water by smartly exploiting nanotechnology. The breakthrough research was undertaken at the Nanotechnology Research Center within Babol Noshirvani University of Technology in the northern city of Babol. The initial Proof-of-Principle (PoP) was started in the second-half of 2009, whereby from the utilisation of nanotechnology it has enabled for the semi-industrial scaling of nano-filtration membranes, which still has the capability for full industrial scalability. Please Note for the new nano-filtration membranes at present the semi-industrial production of spinal modules is being undertaken.
The system invented came with support from both the Mazandaran Governorship and the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), Tehran, Iran. It is claimed the system is capable of purifying 30,000 liters of waste-water/day to the potential of being employed within agricultural water applications (as a first stage) and possibility of drinking water (as a second stage). The system is a combination of two components:-
- A membrane bio-reactor
- A solvent-resistant nano-filtration mechanism with pore sizes of 30-40 nm
In addition, the Iranian manufacturer claims the new system can be produced limitlessly in capacity with an extremely reasonable cost – especially when considering the membranes employed are produced in Iran. Original article available here
DCN Corp believes it has also devised a novel but more so an universal nano bio-sensor base substrate, which could upon proof of medium-large scalability provide industrial adaptability within the waste-water industry. Therefore, if you believe you or your colleagues are interested in making the above a reality – please ensure to contact the company as soon as practicably possible.