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Nitrate Imbalance-control by TRAnsformative Technologies that are Electrochemically-driven

Project description

Improved catalysts could boost electrochemical reduction of nitrate

Nitrate (NO3) is a ubiquitous surface and groundwater contaminant. Excess NO3 amounts pose a great concern for human health and cause eutrophication of water systems, which is detrimental to many organisms. Conventional point-of-use treatment methods may lead to sludge and brine solutions. Electrochemical strategies for reducing NO3 to the innocuous gaseous form of nitrogen will help address these issues. However, further research on efficient electrocatalysts is needed, as well as production scale-up, to successfully commercialise electrochemical remediation techniques. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the NITRATE project will focus on three key areas: nano-electrocatalyst synthesis and benchmarking, reactor construction and evaluation in actual water matrices and alternative catalysts based on cheaper metal oxide semiconductors.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 257 619,84
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

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

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
660 S Mill Avenue Centerpoint 312
85281 Tempe

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92