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Integrated chemical and biological treatment of industrial waste waters

Objective

To establish the optimal combinations of chemical and biological oxidation required to degrade compounds which are representative of various classes of recalcitrant molecules and to arrive at optimal integrated chemical-biological treatment schemes based on this knowledge.


The project will consist of three phases:

- development of analytical techniques suitable for quantification of selected compounds and their intermediates. Construction and commissioning of the various reactors (wetox, ozone, biological)

- elucidacion of oxidation routes of selected compounds under wetox and ozone; biological oxidation of respective intermediates occurring during these processes, determination of process dynamics and robustness of combined chemical-biological system

- integration of chemical and biological techniques. Use of integrated lab-scale plants to treat first synthetically concocted and then actual industrially produced materials.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
Prince Consort Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
Greece
Address
Stadiou 18, Platani
26500 Patras
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Piazzale V.tecchio 80
80125 Napoli
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
Universidad de Sevilla
Spain
Address
7,Virgen De Africa
41011 Sevilla