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Photo-electro-bio-catalytic treatment of drinking water supplies (PEBCAT)

Objective

This proposal aims to develop a novel photo-electro-bio-catalytic (PEBCAT) reactor for the treatment of groundwater contaminated with nitrates, persistent organic pollutants, and chlorine resistant microorganisms. The proposed tandem reactor electrochemically links the photo catalytic destruction of organic pollutants and microorganisms, to the electro-bio-catalytic denitrification of water. A major proportion of the EC's drinking water is derived from groundwater sources and this project can make a substantial contribution to alleviating the pressures on our limited resources by allowing drinking water abstraction from contaminated sources. The consortium includes experts from photo electrochemistry, biotechnology, sensor technology, engineering and chemical engineering. The principal objective is to develop a pilot scale PEBCAT Reactor capable of treating real water at an affordable cost.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
Address
Shore Road
BT37 0QB Newtown Abbey
United Kingdom
 

Participants (5)

BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Address

84105 Beer Sheva
 
DRINKING WATER INSPECTORATE
United Kingdom
Address
Ashdown House 2/E5, Victoria Street 123
SW1E 6DE London
 
TEXAM LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Altona Road, Blaris Industrial Estate
BT27 5QB Lisburn
 
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
Rue De La Chimie 301, Domaine Universitaire
38041 Grenoble
 
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Nijenborgh 4
9747 AG Groningen