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Co-doped titanium oxide foam and water disinfection device

United States Patent

January 26, 2016
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A quaternary oxide foam, comprises an open-cell foam containing (a) a dopant metal, (b) a dopant nonmetal, (c) titanium, and (d) oxygen. The foam has the advantages of a high surface area and a low back pressure during dynamic flow applications. The inactivation of Escherichia coli (E. coli) was demonstrated in a simple photoreactor.
Shang; Jian-Ku (Mahomet, IL), Wu; Pinggui (Chicago, IL), Xie; Rong-Cai (Anqing, CN)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
12/ 809,017
December 18, 2008
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This application was funded in part under the following research grants and contracts: National Science Foundation, Agreement Number CTS-0120978, and U.S. Department of Energy grant DEFG02-91-ER45439. The U.S. Government may have rights in this invention.