Research objectives and content
The general objective of the joint research training is to assess the market situation of developed solar photochemical technologies for water detoxification and disinfection. Options to improve the water situation of arid zones will be worked out. The formerly achieved research results will be transformed from a model character into the handling of real waste water and the feasibility of solar purification for specific industries and greenhouse companies. The waste water tests will be carried out using the existing small scale facilities at the Plataforma Solar. In case of promising results there will be initiated the planning and construction of first industrial scale solar purification plants in cooperation with the relevant industries and engineering and supplying companies. The applicability will be shown for the region of Almeria as a representative area for the Mediterranean and developing countries.
Training content (objective, benefit and expected impact)
Practical experience in acquiring industrial contacts for research establishments and coordination between | industry and research will be trained. Further experience in the operation of solar photochemical facilities and the evaluation and dissemination of the results of degradation tests is expected.
Links with industry / industrial relevance (22)
This proposal aims at proving the feasibility for solar purification in close cooperation with industries. | The build up of first purification plants will be initiated.