IIT-Guwahati Researchers Develops Device To Separate Oil From Water
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IIT-Guwahati Researchers Develops Device To Separate Oil From Water

G Plus News | August 19, 2019 16:24 hrs

GUWAHATI: Research Scholars from IIT-Guwahati have developed a device that can continuously separate oil from water by strategic use of fish-scale and lotus-leaf inspired membranes.

The team developed the system of materials by combining the lotus leaf-inspired super-water repellence and fish scale-mimicked underwater super-oil repellence.

The team then developed a prototype of oil-water separation device using these membranes so that the separated oil and water were simultaneously collected in different containers.

Uttam Manna, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati said, "Oil-water separation is of current relevance because many industries, such as mining, textiles, food and petrochemicals, produce massive volumes of oily wastewater, which must be treated before discharge."


(Inputs Edex) 

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