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Carbon Nano Research Unit (CNRU)
Presented by:Dr. Muataz Ali Atieh
Great interest has recently been developed in the area of nanostructures carbon materials. Carbon nanostructure materials are becoming of considerable commercial importance with interest growing rapidly over the decade or so since the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, carbon nanotubes, and carbon nanofibers . Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) are among the most eminent materials in the first rank of revolution nanotechnology. The most eye-catching features of these structures are their electronic, mechanical, optical and chemical characteristics, which open a way to future applications. These properties can even be measured on single nanotubes and nanofiber. For commercial application, large quantities of purified carbon nanotubes are needed.
Carbon Nano Research Unit (CNRU) Carbon Nanotechnology Research Unit (CRU) was formed to provide engineering and scientific solutions using, experimental, analytical, and computational techniques necessary for dealing with problems involving , such as aerospace science, bioengineering, environmental, materials industry, petrochemical industry, medical and medicine science, electronic computer, security and safety, and science education. Emphasis will be on employment of engineering principles and environmentally friendly technologies/techniques to solve diverse environmental problems.
The Objective of CNRUTo design, develop and fabricate a low cost system that can produce high purity and high quality of Nanoscale Carbon Nanomaterials To control the morphology of the Carbon Nanomaterials To produce the Carbon Nanomaterials at specific chemical and physical properties To apply these Carbon Nanomaterials with specific chemical and physical properties and controlled dimensions in different fields.
Eight sub research groups have been formed they are
Nanomaterials Research GroupFunctionalization Research GroupNanocomposite Research Group Water Research GroupThermophyical Research GroupPetrochemical Research GroupBionanotechnology Research groupSimulation Research Group More than 15 high level academic staff and researchers are carrying out cutting edge research under the Five sub groups in CNRU to achieve our goal in designating, fabrication, production and application of carbon nanomaterials.
Funded Research Projects
Current and Future work of CNRU (outcomes)CNRU has extensive research work in the area of nanotechnology, and specifically in synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers(CNFs). We designed and fabricated locally a Double Stage Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactor (DS-CVD). Using this equipment CNRU has produced different types of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibres, carbon nanoparticle etc.
Double Stage Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactor (DS-CVD)
Functionlaization of Carbon Nanotubes
CNTs Load gm/10 gm
CNT TYPESCNT LOADYOUNG MODULUS (Mpa)TENSILE STRENGTH (Mpa)TENSILE STRAIN (100%)TOUGHNESS (Mpa)
CNTs Load (gm/10 gm)
Co/Y74.68671679213.7724550898Co To Y223.9213.6
Ni/Y66.91729323318.9820359281Ni To Y190.2104.5
Ni/Y-CNT70.426065162911.5768463074CNT to Y160.950.0
CNT36.591478696710.9780439122Co to CNT58.2-23.6
Ni/CNT48.62155388477.3852295409Ni to CNT32.9-32.7
Y-CNT60.15037593986.5868263473Co to Y-CNT30.827.3
Ni to Y-CNT17.112.1
From the first results it has been observed that, the rate of bacterial removal with modified carbon nanotubes was high.It is a promising field for removal of micro organism from water
LABORATORY FACILITIES Presently CNRU is using the facilities available in the department of chemical engineering, chemistry, physics and earth science. Our CNRU Laboratory is still developed.