ERDC researcher earns patent for high performance photocatalytic material
Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith was awarded U.S. Patent No. 11,298,689 for her “Multi-spectral photocatalytic compounds.” The patent is for new materials which use solar energy to remove harmful dissolved molecular contaminants. These can include trace amounts of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal-care products that persist even after water has undergone treatment. Photo by Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith