Tuesday, March 03, 2009

US Patent 7497952 - Nanocrystalline anatase water treatment


This patent from Stevens Institute of Technology teaches a form of nanocrystalline titanium oxide useful for water purification. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method for removing dissolved contaminants from a solution, comprising the step of contacting a surface-activated titanium oxide in the form of nano-crystalline anatase with a solution containing dissolved contaminants without irradiating the surface-activated titanium oxide.