Nanotechnology for Water and Environment is the education program of Onur Apul Research Group in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell. Our goal is to share our exciting findings with general public and promote science and technology among the society.

A short demo of superior nanomaterial heating during microwave irradiation

This video is a brief demo from Ritchie LaFaille, Ritchie is a graduate student in Apul Group. The experiment shows superior heating of carbon nanofibers during microwave irradiation. Ritchie thinks that we should harvest this energy and remediate contaminated soils by removing hard-to-remove pollutants (like petroleum). How else can we use this heat for water and the environment?

Disclaimer: This video is produced by trained professionals following proper lab safety protocols. Trying to conduct these tests pose serious health and safety risks. Do not attempt to replicate.