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Monolithic reactors structured at the nano and micro levels for catalytic water purification

Objective

This project aims at the preparation and testing of catalyst supported on structured reactors (ceramic and metallic honeycomb monoliths, metallic filters, carbon cloth) coated with nanocarbon materials (NCM), namely carbon nanofibers (CNF) and carbon nanotubes (CNT). This structured catalytic reactor will be used for catalytic water purification. Every partner responsible for testing the monoliths will focus on a different pollutant (Nitrates, organic matter…) and catalytic process (hydrogenation, oxidation) depending on the particular expertise of every partner. The properties of monolithic reactor coated with NCM, e.g. thin catalyst layer and mesoporosity, enable the control of the diffusion path and enhance the diffusion of reactant to catalytic sites. The objective is to achieve, via the use of monoliths coated with NCM, an intensification of the catalytic process in terms of improved selectivity, robustness, stability and performance while reducing energy requirements and by-product generation with respect to the catalytic process using conventional reactors, as e.g. trickled bed or slurry

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-NMP-2008-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 374 908
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)

Participants (9)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 301 281,17
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
De Chen (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 246 041,05
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Pérez-García (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 244 824,94
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuel Fernando Pereira (Dr.)
Norta

Participation ended

Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 42 953,72
Address
Savanorių Pr. 290
LT-49473 Kaunas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vitas Pakamanis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexei Lapkin (Dr.)
MAGNESIUM ELEKTRON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 37 160,52
Address
Anchorage Gateway 5
M50 3XE Salford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hazel Stephenson (Mrs.)
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 168 780,79
Address
Chemin De La Digue
78600 Maisons Laffitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Degland
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 285 051,34
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lioubov Kiwi (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 095,47
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexei Lapkin (Prof.)