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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts