Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 28, 2016
Synthetic-Metals.com is pleased to announce that their new commercial nanotechnology, Nanoporous Iron Oxide, is consistently demonstrating a faster remediation rate than any other  iron-based,  activated carbon,  biosorbate,  zeolite or molecular sieve,  emerging technology, or  other type of (water pollution application) sorbent our research identified (http://www.synthetic-metals.com/comparisons.html). (Note: data on CFH12/18, GFH or Bayoxide® HCF could not be obtained. (http://www.synthetic-metals.com/remediationspeed.html )
In a side-by-side performance test against the industry-standard iron-based sorbent, Nanoporous Iron Oxide remediated more phosphate in 1 minute than the standard sorbent remediated in 24 hours: see video.
Independent lab tests and independent research indicate that Nanoporous Iron Oxide also remediates toxic heavy metal pollutants, including lead and nickel, at similar speeds.
Unlike nanoscale particles, which are dangerous for use in water pollution applications (because particles that small, once introduced into the water being remediated, are virtually impossible to recapture), Nanoporous Iron Oxide particles are micron sized (1,000X larger than nanoscale particles) and can safely be restrained inside of micron aperture membranes (when particles sieved to membrane's specifications: http://www.synthetic-metals.com/MicronParticleSize.pdf).
Nanoporous Iron Oxide belongs to an obscure and widely ignored niche of nanotechnology (obscure and ignored because little research on the topic exists) called Nanostructured Synthetic Sorbents. New Mexico State University reported in 2006 that "newly developed nanostructured sorbent materials have shown some very promising features, but they are basically unexplored (new type of sorbent) ...."
Nanoporous Iron Oxide is currently being produced in small batches in a tiny private lab near Washington, DC. Support is sought to scale up manufacturing to address regions where phosphate and toxic heavy metals (like lead) exist most acutely (such as Flint, MI) or in greatest concentrations.
Technical efficacy validation samples are available. See http://www.synthetic-metals.com for details.