Nanostructured materials offer a very larges specific surface area, typically in the range of 1000-4000 m2/gram. This allows a very high adsorption capacity to be achieved. Selectivity for capturing only specific toxins and not valuable components is achieved by fine-tuning the surface chemistry as well as the nanoporosity of the sorbent material. Our sorbent system is therefore both efficient as well as selective for toxins.
Nanoporous polymer matrix
capturing electrolytes such as potassium and phosphate
sorption of middle molecules such as creatinine, β2m, urate, protein bound toxins such as PAH, p-cresol, CMPF, indoxyl sulphate.
The sorbents can be combined with an electrode system for electrocatalytic oxidation decomposing and gasifying urea and other organic toxins into N2, CO2 and H2 Once the sorbents are saturated with toxins, the sorption unit is flushed with a regeneration fluid. Hereby toxins are removed from the unit and the sorption unit can be re-used.