Bio-Based Sorbents for Simultaneous Removal of Contaminants from Wastewaters Generated During Energy Production

Water and energy production are closely tied together. Water is an essential component for almost all types of energy generation including fossil fuels, nuclear power plants, carbon capture, and storage equipment. The continuously growing population and increasing demand for energy consumption is leading to water contamination and its proper treatment has become a global issue of concern.


The water used for energy production becomes contaminated through a variety of ways and carries wide number of different types of contaminants such as inorganics (heavy metals), organics and other water soluble/miscible by-products and co-products. Cost effective, sustainable, and scalable treatments with high efficiency for removal of multiple contaminants are highly desirable.


Recently we have developed a sorption technology which uses modified/engineered keratin biopolymers from poultry feathers to remove metals and naphthenic acids from oil sands process water. The developed sorbents were tested at lab scale for removal of 9 trace metals and naphthenic acids. The results are highly promising with very high sorption affinity for both metals and napthenic acids. We are currently testing to expand applicability of these biosorbents for various other contaminants.

Bio-sorbents From Keratin Biopolymers For The Treatment Of Wastewater

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, Irum Zahara

Conference/Workshop

Breaking The Wall Of Water Pollution

Irum Zahara

Event

Electrospinning And Fiber Stretching Of Polymer‐Grafted CNC Polystyrene 3) Nanocomposites: Structures And Dynamic Mechanical Properties

Yaman Boluk

Conference/Workshop

Feather Keratin Derived Sorbents For The Treatment Of Wastewater Produced During Energy Generation Processes

M Anne Naeth, Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, Irum Zahara

Conference/Workshop

Low Cost Bio-Sorbents From Keratin Biopolymers For The Treatment Of Wastewater Produced During Energy Generation

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, Irum Zahara

Conference/Workshop

Low Cost Biopolymers As Adsorbents

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, Irum Zahara

Conference/Workshop

Novel Materials From Renewable Resources For Water Remediation

Aman Ullah

Conference/Workshop

Renewable Biomaterials For Dewatering And Consolidation Of Oil Sands Tailings

M Anne Naeth, Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah

Misc: NRCAN Collaborative Grant Application

Utilization Of Keratin Derived Biopolymers For Removal Of Trace Metals, Organic Contaminants And Consolidation Of Oil Sands Tailings

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad

Conference/Workshop

2019 ASTech Awards Finalists

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah

Award

ALES Research And Innovation Award For Outstanding Research Contributions

Aman Ullah

Award

Best Poster Award Bio-Environmental Polymer Society

Irum Zahara

Award

Finalist U Alberta Falling Walls Lab 2018

Irum Zahara

Award

Professor JB McQuitty Graduate Scholarship

Irum Zahara

Award

Feather Keratin Derived Sorbents For The Treatment Of Wastewater Produced During Energy Generation Processes

M Anne Naeth, Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, Irum Zahara

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Low Cost Biopolymers As Adsorbants

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, Irum Zahara

Conference Proceedings

Unravelled Keratin-deried Biopolymers As Novel Bioadsorbants For The Simultaneous Removal Of Multiple Trace Metals From Industrial Wastewater

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad

Scholarly Refereed Journal