A patent was obtained by a PhD Candidate at Missouri S&T University
Al-Obaidi Qussay, a PhD student in chemical engineering at Missouri S&T, and Professor Al-Dahhan Muthna have developed a novel system that can extract pollutants such as heavy metals, hydrocarbons, and radioactive metals from water. The invented system is found to be over 10 times more efficient than the existing ones. The new technique enhances the Emulation Liquid Membrane (ELM), which is a method that incorporates the extraction and stripping of water-based contaminants into one stage by adding nanoparticles and ionic liquids. A patent for the novel technique was submitted and waits for the final approval. It’s worth mentioning that Mr. Al-Obaidy is a member of staff in the Chemical Engineering Department at University of Technology, Iraq. He got a scholarship to peruse his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at Missouri S&T University.