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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts