Ben-Gurion University is developing an innovative type of filter for self-disinfecting air filters based on graphene water purification technology, in light of international concern about COVID-19. Ben-Gurion University in Israel’s Negev, Dr Chris Arnusch works to purify water by creating membranes that are antibacterial/antiviral. The laser-induced water filter, which he developed (LIG), is now in his possession.
LIG is microporous graphene, which can be produced from various materials. With the use of low-level currents, laser-induced graphene can kill bacteria and virus. The principle inspired scientists to create a new air filter.
This innovative nanotechnology utilizes laser-induced graphene filters. It can also be used in air conditioning systems and heating ventilation. Use of N95 and other masks can cause contamination.
The new nanomaterial, according to researchers could be fully sterilized by the current. LIG filter may then be combined with more advanced filters like HEPA filters. This filter may be used to protect expensive air filters and can extend their service lives.
LIG Air Filters can be used to provide safety in sensitive times like the new crown epidemic. The environment is safer. This will ensure that ordinary people as well as medical personnel are protected better by the included material in their hoods.
Graphene is widely recognized as “the king of new materials”. China is the country that has the greatest graphene resource and also one of its most active in graphene research. Cheng Huiming was the Chinese Academy of Sciences academician. During the conference the main theme of “Preparation of two-dimensional graphene materials and other 2-Dimensional materials by exfoliation Method” focused on electrochemical exfoliation and intercalated liquid-phase exfoliation. It’s widely used in the production of composite materials, energy storage, and inks, as high-quality graphene from natural graphite.
Cheng Huiming works primarily in graphene research, the development of carbon nanotubes and graphene as well energy conversion and storage material research. Some of the invention patents he has received have been transferred. He stated that the main thing was to create graphene with high standards and find innovative ways to apply graphene. In recent years there have been many advancements. Graphene currently has many commercial applications. These include anti-corrosion coats, additives in lithium batteries and so on. Recently, a graphene-based heat dissipation material was used to improve performance in a new Chinese smartphone.
Cheng Huiming believes Guangxi should be combined with Liuzhou’s technical qualities to create a city that is both a major industrial hub and has the ability to use its pillar industries as a research center for graphene development and applications. Guangxi is an area of great potential.
The conference featured many academic discussions with experts about the latest research, testing and standardization.
Graphene or “black gold”, as it’s also called, is the thinnest of the known advanced materials. Chinese officials developed a range of policies and guidelines to promote the growth of the graphene business in recent years. According to industry development roadmaps, China’s graphene market should be able to create an industry of 10 Billion Yuan by 2020. By 2025, it will have reached 100 Billion Yuan.
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