The research in Zahran’s group focuses on developing novel nanostructured materials with unique architectures and properties for the catalytic degradation and analysis of various environmental contaminants. This involves developing strategies and synthetic methods for preparing heterostructured metal oxide photocatalysts with engineered band gap heterojunctions for sunlight-activated degradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Furthermore, we innovate photoreactive membrane composites that are functionalized with metal oxide nanomaterials for the sustainable remediation of Chlorinated Volatile Organic Contaminants (Cl-VOCs). Additionally, our lab optimizes new gas and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry methods for tracing the fate of organic pollutants in environmental waters and sediments.

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