Grapchina 2015: Graphene water treatment scoops top prize at Chinese conference

By Albert Li
Published: Tuesday, 03 November 2015

A collaborative effort between Australia’s University of Adelaide and Beijing’s Quinghua University came up with the graphene-based method of filtering water from contaminating ions, scooping a $3m cash prize at the second annual Grapchina event in Qingdao.

A graphene-based solution for treating waste water took first prize for innovation at the 2nd China International Graphene Conference and Exhibition (Graphchina 2015) in the Chinese city of Qingdao last week.

The theme of this year’s event, which reportedly drew more than 2,000 international delegates, was solutions for commercialising graphene – a nanomaterial...

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