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Photocatalytic destruction of cyanotoxins and pathogens in potable (drinking) water (photox)

Objective

The objective of this project is the development of a novel photo catalytic reactor with an on-line monitoring system for the destruction of cyanotoxins and pathogens in potable (drinking) water. Traditional water treatment systems have been shown to limit effectiveness in destroying a number of biotoxins including cyanotoxins such as microcystins. Laboratory studies carried out by the applicants have established that photocatalysis is extremely effective at destroying such biotoxins specifically fulfilling the criteria outlined in priority 1.3.1 of research programme 1.1.4. An in-site microcystin monitoring system will also be developed and incorporated into the reactor. At the conclusion of the project the a novel and effective system will be developed which will decontaminate drinking water containing cyanotoxins and potential pathogens rendering it safe for human consumption.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY
Address
Schoolhill
AB10 1FR Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

ECOTRANSFAIR GESELLSCHAFT FUER UMWELT UND GESUNDHEIT MBH
Germany
Address
Rebenring 33
38106 Braunschweig
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM - THE AUTHORITY FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Israel
Address
Givat-ram Campus
91904 Jerusalem
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Callinstrasse 3
30167 Hannover