Jump to main content or area navigation.

Contact Us

Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet

Project Descriptions and Photos

Important Links
P3 Research Project Search
Enter Search Term:

Advanced Search

EPA Grant Number: SU831824
Title: Biotemplating of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles for the Green Production of Photochemically Active Catalysts: Synthesis, Characterization, and Photocatalytic Evaluation

Can plants be used to produce titanium dioxide nanoparticles?

This project is evaluating the abilities of alfalfa and morning glory to remove titanium from soil, and subsequently precipitating titanium nano-sized materials. This process could benefit the planet by recycling titanium resources from waste streams where they are present in appreciable amounts. By then using the nano-sized titanium in a reactor driven by solar radiation, the developing world could have a renewable alternative to chemical water disinfection.

Project Abstract

Jump to main content.