Project Title

Design of Graphene@Sand Composites for Water Purification

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Bharat Baruah

Does not involve human subjects

Abstract (300 words maximum)

This project centers around the synthesis of graphene derived from a banana peel, a natural and cheaper source of carbohydrate. We have deposited graphene on the pure sand substrate. In this process, the natural sugar present in the banana peel is extracted and in-situ deposited on the sand and finally burned in the oven in absence of oxygen to create graphen@sand composite materials. We have compared the adsorption capacity of sand, and graphene@sand composites in adsorbing organic contaminant from water. Several dye molecules were tested to confirm the viability of these composite’s adsorbability with the help of UV-visible spectroscopy.

Project Type

Poster

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Design of Graphene@Sand Composites for Water Purification

This project centers around the synthesis of graphene derived from a banana peel, a natural and cheaper source of carbohydrate. We have deposited graphene on the pure sand substrate. In this process, the natural sugar present in the banana peel is extracted and in-situ deposited on the sand and finally burned in the oven in absence of oxygen to create graphen@sand composite materials. We have compared the adsorption capacity of sand, and graphene@sand composites in adsorbing organic contaminant from water. Several dye molecules were tested to confirm the viability of these composite’s adsorbability with the help of UV-visible spectroscopy.