Iranians develop nanopowder to absorb toxic gases

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – Iranian researchers at a knowledge-based company have developed nano-sorbents capable of absorbing toxic gases.

Alireza Monjazipour, the project director, told MNA the developed nano-sorbents can absorb methanol, the toxic gases So2 (sulfur dioxide) and H2S (hydrogen sulfide), as well as various environmental pollutants.

“The nanopowder can be used in various industries such as oil and gas, water, electricity, steel, agriculture, food and ceramics,” said Monjazipour, adding the nanoparticles can also be used in sensor devices and filters (membranes).

“Since the hazardous hydrogen sulfide gas is present in some subsurface formations such as oil and gas wells, the developed nano-sorbents can act as a sensor and filter out this toxic gas,” he said.

The Iranian researcher added that the nanopowder could also be used in compressor stations, oil and gas lines, the filters in hydroelectric generators, as well as industrial wastewater treatment.  

“They can also be used in agriculture for absorbing harmful emissions in citrus storages as well as for detecting food spoilage in the shortest time possible,” he said.

According to Monjazipour, other organizations and industries such as hospitals, pharmaceutical industries, incineration centers, and electronics can be among the main applicants for this product.  

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