Water Purification in Rural India using Sunlight and Low-Cost Materials
Following the completion of a joint Chemistry and Physics degree at the University of St Andrews in June 2018, Victoria is now conducting a PhD funded by the Hydro Nation Scholars Programme at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Prof. Neil Robertson and Prof. Efthalia Chatzisymeon. Her research aims to tackle the pressing issue of poor water quality in many rural regions, working closely with partners in India using photocatalysis.
Victoria previously completed a Masters project on the Physics of organic semiconductors, and now intends to use this knowledge to develop semiconductor technology for applications in water purification, with a particular emphasis on finding low-cost, environmentally friendly and thus accessible materials for areas with the greatest need.
To view Victoria's latest knowledge exchange outputs please use the relevant links below:
Knowledge Exchange Outputs
- Water Purification in Rural India Using Sunlight and Low-Cost Materials - Overview of a Hydro Nation Scholar Activities in India (presentation)
- Water Purification in Rural India Using Sunlight and Low-Cost Materials (poster)
- Water Purification in Rural India Using Sunlight and Low-Cost Materials (presentation)
- Water Purification in Rural India using Sunlight and Low-cost Materials - Overview of Hydro Nation Scholar Activities in India (presentation)
- Nanomaterials for Photocatalytic Water Purification (presentation)
- The Global Quest for Clean Drinking Water (article)
- Addressing the Need for Novel Decentralised Water Purification Systems in Rural India (presentation)
- Field testing of low-cost Titania-based photocatalysts for Enhanced Solar Disinfection (SODIS) in rural India (poster)