QuantumSphere, Inc. Research Grant Awarded to Civil and Environmental Engineering Team at UCLA - Project to Validate QSI-Nano(R) Materials for Anti-Microbial Water Purification.Professor Eric M.V. Hoek of the UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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Anti-microbial nanoparticles, such as silver, already have shown great utility in the healthcare and clothing industries, and have the potential to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of water purification. Ongoing research at UCLA suggests integration of certain nanoparticles into Hoek's nanocomposite membranes (now under license from UCLA to NanoH2O, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
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Removal of dissolved salts from seawater and from the salty waters of inland seas, highly mineralized groundwaters, and municipal wastewaters. processes. Prof. Hoek and Dr. Asim K. Ghosh, a postdoctoral fellow in Hoek's research group at UCLA, will explore the use of QuantumSphere's anti-microbial nanoparticles in nanocomposite membranes designed for water filtration applications.
Dr. Hoek's work was recently profiled by CNET (body) CNET - Centre national d'Etudes des Telecommunications. The French national telecommunications research centre at Lannion. News writer Michael Kanellos. The November 2006 article describes how many scientists believe there will be a deficit of potable potable /pot·a·ble/ (po´tah-b'l) fit to drink.
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fit to drink. water in the relatively near future. With significant growth in the global population over the last century, water consumption has increased dramatically. Many third world countries lack the infrastructure and controls to produce adequate amounts of potable water, causing demand to significantly surpass supply. Lack of safe drinking water drinking water
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Efficient water purification is a hot research topic in governmental, corporate and academic labs. New purification plants are being planned or are under construction in India, Europe, Australia and the U.S., among other regions. A $250 million plant that will ultimately churn out 100 million cubic meters of water annually for human consumption opened in Ashkelon in southern Israel in August and is the largest of its kind in the world. In Singapore, the government has begun a program of turning wastewater into drinking water in its euphemistically named NEWater project. NEWater will constitute 2.5 percent of the country's potable water by 2011.
Earlier this year, QuantumSphere initiated a call for research grant proposals to partner with universities and sponsor individual or group research through prototype phase in an effort to accelerate validation and commercialization of these advanced materials in consumer and industrial applications and generate licensing rights from the University. The call for proposals was open to graduate and postdoctoral students involved in full-time research within the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). system, Caltech, Stanford and USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. during the 2006/07 academic year. This is the second project that QuantumSphere has funded.
"UCLA Engineering has one of the world's most renowned academic centers for water research and we are very excited to be working on such a pervasive topic with Professor Hoek and his team," stated Kevin Maloney, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , QuantumSphere, Inc. "Dr. Hoek has clearly demonstrated there is a global market need and is developing an economically and scientifically viable solution incorporating QSI-Nano([R]) metals, leveraging his personal, as well as his team's, expertise in membranes, nanotechnology, and water purification. Most importantly, the team's proposal outlined a solid path to the validation and development of membranes that can be manufactured and used in near-term consumer and industrial applications. We are honored to be working with a global leader in water research, and look forward to a fruitful partnership that will accelerate the technology out of the university lab and into commercial use."
Dr. Hoek stated, "There is renewed interest in solutions for water purification, realizing that not only are we running out of fresh water, but the current technology has some significant limitations. We are pleased to be working with QuantumSphere on this groundbreaking research and look forward to seeing our research put into practice in the near future."
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QuantumSphere is a manufacturer of nanoscale metals and alloys for applications in portable power, renewable energy, electronics, aerospace, defense and other markets demanding advanced materials. QuantumSphere's proprietary technology enables the production of ultra-pure, highly uniform nanometals and alloys under 50 nanometers in high volume at commercial prices with the potential to be utilized in a large number of new applications. QuantumSphere has also created an extensive intellectual property portfolio around its process capabilities and end-use commercial applications. QuantumSphere seeks to leverage its market position to manufacture and ship high-performance catalyst materials and electrode devices for clean-energy applications such as batteries and micro fuel cells for portable power and hydrogen generation through electrolysis electrolysis (ĭlĕktrŏl`əsĭs), passage of an electric current through a conducting solution or molten salt that is decomposed in the process. , among others.
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