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Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist Chinese materials company have launched a collaborative project to develop graphene-based materials for use in waste treatment and purification applications.

The University has signed a six-year collaborative research agreement with Jiangsu Dingying New Materials Co Ltd, worth £1.19 million.

Experts at the Institute for Materials and Processes within the University’s School of Engineering will research how to optimise two types of graphene-based material including nanostructured membranes to remove pollutants and extract useful substances from effluent liquids and gases.

The company will take the results and scale up production, for applications such as industrial waste management and chemical purification.

The University’s project team is led by Dr Harvey Huang and Professor Xianfeng Fan of the Institute for Materials and Processes. Their relationship with Jiangsu Dingying New Materials Co has been developing since 2017, supported by Edinburgh Innovations.
Period17 Jun 2021
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