AllamArsheen Allam

CEO, CNanoz Inc.

Arsheen has a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from NC State University, class of 2012. She took a year off upon graduating to continue her research full time, then went back
and got her Master's in Global Innovation Management, class of 2014, and has since been working on her carbon nano and graphene ventures.

Wednesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Advanced Materials Session

Cost Efficient Carbon Composite Nano Spheres and Graphene Technology for Water Purification and Desalination

Abstract: We produce carbon composite nano spheres for water filtration, which have greater surface area than traditional activated carbon, thus superior adsorption capability. Our carbon nano is also functionalized with carboxylic groups allowing it to trap heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury. Graphene, which is made of a single layer of carbon atoms, is one million times thinner than paper, stronger than diamond and a greater conductor of electricity and heat than any material ever discovered. Research done at MIT suggests that graphene can outperform all other water desalination mechanisms significantly. Being in the water filtration realm for over four years, innovating new water solutions, our company has developed a method to produce graphene economically and efficiently using readily available organic source materials. We do not use strong chemicals and acids in the treatment process, nor is the process energy intensive. We are working towards creating a water desalination technology using our graphene by identifying an appropriate non-woven fabric that can be used as the substrate material.