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A Low Cost Bio-sorption Material to Enhance Water Quality

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Award date: 
Jun 7, 2016
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
Lucia, Lucian A.
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Biotechnology Innovation Grant
Region: 
Research Triangle

A novel BioSorption material made from bio-based feedstocks considered waste materials will be optimized and tested for its ability to remove metals such as lead and arsenic from water. If successful, this would be a low-cost, green solution to the growing challenge of providing safe drinking water for communities.

Fiscal year: 
2016