New Patent by SQU in Segregating Water from Oil

Muscat, Feb.21 (ONA)—- Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) received new patent form the

he United States Patent and Trademark Office for inventing a new way in nanometeric zinc

oxide membrane applications to segregate oil from water in a very efficient manner in

terms of cost and energy saving.

The innovation and Entrepreneurships Department at the Scientific Research Deanery

sought to deposit and register the patent application in collaboration with the relevant

organizations. The innovation is funded by the Nanotechnology Chair in the field of water

desalination at the Water Researches (SQU). It was awarded to Myo Tay Zar Myint.

Laboratory Applications Specialist and professor Joydeep Dutta, Chair Professor in

Nanotechnology for Water Desalination and other applications in Sultan Qaboos University.

It should be noted that this is the 8th patent by SQU and the third in 2017.

Source: Oman News Agency