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Water Detoxification Using Innovative vi-Nanocatalysts

Objective

The concept of the project is based on the development of innovative nanostructured UV-Visible photocatalysts for water treatment and detoxification by using doped TiO2 nanomaterials with visible light response. The project aims at an efficient and viable water detoxification technology exploiting solar energy and recent advances in nano-engineered titania photocatalysts and nanofiltration membranes for the destruction of extremely hazardous compounds in water. To this aim, the UV-vis responding titania nanostructured photocatalysts will be stabilized on nanotubular membranes of controlled pore size and retention efficiency as well as on carbon nanotubes exploiting their high surface area and unique electron transport properties to achieve photocatalytically active nanofiltration membranes. This will be the crucial component for the fabrication of innovative continuous flow photocatalytic-disinfection-membrane reactors for the implementation of a sustainable and cost effective water treatment technology based on nanoengineered materials. Comparative evaluation of the UV-visible and solar light efficiency of the modified titania photocatalysts for water detoxification will be performed on specific target pollutants focused mainly on cyanobacterial toxin MC-LR and endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) in water supplies as well as classical water pollutants such us phenols, pesticides and azo-dyes. Particular efforts will be devoted on the analysis and quantification of degradation products. The final goal is the scale up of the photocatalytic reactor technology and its application in lakes, tanks and continuous flow systems for public water distribution.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-NMP-2008-2
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 575 090
Administrative Contact
Marina Fontara (Ms.)

Participants (6)

OSMO SISTEMI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 197 700
Address
Via Toniolo 8/B
61032 Fano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Lanari (Mr.)
Innovative Research & Technology ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 149 600
Address
Westbourne Terrace 91
W2 6QT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tassos Golnas (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 280
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Rodríguez Sosa (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 254 856
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adrian Silva (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 225 698
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Helleux (Mr.)
University of Cincinnati
United States
Address
Cincinnati,ohio
45221-0222 Cincinnati
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dionysios (Dion) Dionysiou (Dr.)