Iranian researchers produce zero-valent iron nanoparticles
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 1/ Trend N. Umid, S. Isayev
Iranian researchers have produced zerovalent iron (ZVI) nanoparticles, ISNA news agency reported.
According to the report, Iranian researchers have produced ZVI at low costs, which would allow for this Iranian production to become competitive at relevant world markets.
Another detail that makes Iranian technology competitive is the fact it has been produced free of chemical components, which are often used in such technology.
The ZVI nanoparticles are used in water and wastewater industry for filtering out contaminants such as heavy metals, DCE, TCE and nitrate.
Press TV reported on July 4 citing secretary of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) that Iran has been ranked first in the region and eighth in the world in science production in the field of nanotechnology.
Saeed Sarkar said Iran ranked first in the region and 8th in the world by April 2013 in terms of nanotechnology by producing more than four percent of the world' nanoscience.
According to Sarkar, more than 15,000 experts and researchers are currently working in the nanoscience domain in the country.
He said that the top priorities of the INIC include energy, health, water, environment and construction works, adding that 57 nano-related laboratories are currently up and running across the country.
Iran has made considerable growth in nanotechnology over the recent years and the country produces a wide range of nano-materials.