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Cornell University

Helbling Research Group

aquatic science and technology

Styrenic Cyclodextrin Polymers for Wastewater Treatment

Our latest collaboration with the Dichtel group at Northwestern (among others) explores the adsorption of trace organic contaminants in municipal wastewater by next-generation, styrenic cyclodextrin polymers and two commercial adsorbents via batch and column experiments.

Our results  demonstrate the potential for next-generation, styrenic cyclodextrin polymers to remediate trace organic contaminants from complex water matrices, and we anticipate their continued development and further scale-up and evaluation in larger engineered systems.

Check out the paper here to learn more about what we discovered!