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Microfluidic Multi-Micropollutant Remediation

Project description

A novel microfluidic enzymatic process removes endocrine disruptors from drinking water

As the chemicals used in industrial and everyday products evolve, wastewater treatment facilities must continuously update technologies to remove harmful substances from wastewater before returning it to the environment. Among the pollutants gaining increasing interest are endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), natural or man-made chemicals that mimic or interfere with the actions of the body's hormones. They are found in everyday products including some plastics, detergents, flame retardants, toys, cosmetics and pesticides. EDCs are linked to developmental, reproductive, immune and nervous system problems and can be slow to break down, increasing their impact over time. The EU-funded M3R project is exploiting the most promising enzymatic treatment in a microfluidic system that could enable high-volume, cost-effective and sustainable removal of three important EDCs from drinking water.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/enzymes
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/drinking water treatment processes
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/microfluidics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/wastewater treatment processes

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-SE - Society and Enterprise panel


11 Rue De Lourmel
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 196 707,84