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Dr. Fateme Rezaei, in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Schuman and Dr. Glenn Morrison, received a U.S. Patent titled “Coating compositions and methods for using the same.”
Rezaei is a Linda and Bipin Doshi Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at S&T. Schuman is a professor of chemistry at S&T. Morrison is a professor of environmental science and engineering at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
The invention relates to developing new surface coating composites for passive removal of indoor air contaminants such as high levels of CO2 in commercial buildings. The composites comprise of aminosilica adsorbent particles incorporated into latex polymer with optimum composition. This technology can also be used to remove other contaminants such as volatile organic compounds from indoor settings and thereby improve indoor air quality.