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Interdisciplinar cross-sectoral approach to effectively address the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from water

Objective

AQUAlity is a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral European Training Network, that consist in eighteen participants (7 universities, 3 research institutes and 8 companies) and aims to generate and promote highly skilled scientists with the potential to face the present and future challenges concerning the protection of water resources from contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). AQUAlity will enroll fifteen early-stage researchers (ESRs) to conduct cutting-edge research on multidisciplinary aspects of novel hybrid technologies for the removal of CECs from aqueous systems. Moreover, ESRs will be trained to develop their creativity, critical and autonomous thinking, and entrepreneurial skills, thus boosting their scientific skills and innovation capacity in the field of water treatment technologies. This goal will be attained via a structured training-through-research programme, consisting of original individual research projects (performed both at the beneficiary organization and through intersectoral secondments) and education on technical and transferable skills (performed both at local level and with network-wide events). The overall research goal of AQUAlity is to develop highly innovative hybrid green technologies for CECs removal from aqueous systems by unconventional solar advanced oxidation processes (AOP) in combination with high flux ceramic nanofiltration membranes. Hence, ESRs will conduct frontier research in the field of AOP (organic photocatalysis, sensitized photocatalysts, photo-Fenton), materials development, nanofiltration technology, and will develop innovative hybrid photochemical/membranes systems to be tested on different waters to prove their potential for the production of high-quality water. Advanced analytical tools for the determination of CECs, their degradation products and water safeness will be developed. Thanks to the presence of industrial participants, AQUAlity aims for the commercial exploitation of part of the research results.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Net EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Route De Saclay
91128 Palaiseau Cedex

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KARADENIZ TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 235 557,36
Address
Kanuni Kampusu 1
61080 Trabzon

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Region
Doğu Karadeniz Trabzon Trabzon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LIQTECH INTERNATIONAL A/S
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Industriparken 22c
2750 Ballerup

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Corso Xi Febbraio 14
10152 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 242 386,92
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina

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Ιωάννινα Ήπειρος Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (7)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

IRIS SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 612/21
10135 Torino

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Cl Mayor 82-84 Complejo San Agustin
12001 Castellon

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Castellón/Castelló
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES - INERIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Oise
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Isalit s.r.l.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Bovio 6
28100 Novara

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIKISANAPTYXIS ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS AE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
A Viomichaniki Periochi
38500 Volos

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Region
Μαγνησία Θεσσαλία Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Eurofins VBM Laboratoriet A/S
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gunnekær 26
2610 Rødovre

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00