Current research projects
Team: Francisco Malaret and Victor Dognin
This project deals with the synthesis of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles at room temperature with an ionic liquid: 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (BMIMCl) at different water content and different sizes of Zinc particles. Synthesis routes for ZnO currently use high pressures and temperatures. To work with ionic liquid allows low temperatures synthesis and the possibility to develop a green process. The development of new products which allow the water purification while protecting the environment appears as a major challenge. The zinc oxide nanoparticles appear to fit with the expectations.