Our Research

Water SurfaceWater Purification

Water is important to all human beings. We have a constant and never-ending need for pure water free of toxic chemicals and pathogens for our own consumption and to run the processes of daily life. Yet the majority of mankind does not have access to safe drinking water. Safe, low cost, effective water disinfection and detoxification technologies represent the most important single technological need for developing countries.

In the Institute for Green Oxidation Chemistry, TAML®-activated hydrogen peroxide is being explored as a means for destroying chemical pollutants in water. The technology has an unprecedented ability to destroy certain priority chlorinated pollutants from which studies it might be concluded that TAML®-activated peroxide in water is the functional equivalent of fire. Developing a safe, easy-to-use, inexpensive water disinfection technology based on TAML® technology is the single most important goal long-term goal of the Institute.