January 9, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Miller collaborates with researchers at Rice to discover catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water
Purdue Chemical Engineering Professor Jeffrey Miller is collaborating with researchers at Rice University to discover new science and technologies to purify water. Miller is working with the research group of Dr. Mike Wong of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The group is part of an NSF Engineering Research Center developing new science and technologies to purify water, preparing novel nano-structured metal particles for catalyst reactions. The current research uses catalysts to convert nitrates that occur in low levels in many water supplies into harmless compounds. Current findings are published in the journal, ACS Catalysis. Using the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, the researchers can identify the novel structures of nano-particles responsible for their chemistry.