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Toxic ionic species removal from drinking and industrial water: new filtration systems using functionalised textiles (HIGHTEX-IONTEX)

Objective

Toxic ionic compounds presenting health hazards are currently found in European drinking water. For surface treatment SMEs, current wastewater treatment do not allow to zero waste. In nuclear power-plant, purification of contaminated water from storage combustible pools is not totally solved by ion exchange resins (lifetime, efficiency, residue). The main objective is to develop functionnalised textiles, implemented in water filtration systems, able to remove toxic ionic species (nitrates, heavy-metals and radio-elements): cellulosic ion-exchange fibres made via a clean technology (grafting by Electron Beam Curing); new antibacterial functionnalised fibres made by chemical treatment during fibre production stage ; specific water filtration systems (electrodialys, regenerative cartridge) implementing grafted non-wovens with special structure (bonding, thickness). With this new textiles generation, new markets for textile and wastewater treatment are expected at very short term.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue
69134 Ecully
France

Participants (5)

EUROFILTEC
France
Address
18 Rue De L'esterel, Silic 175
94563 Rungis
LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
Address

4860 Lenzing
ORSA SRL
Italy
Address
Via A. Colombo, 60
21055 Gorla Minore
PROTECTION DES MÉTAUX S.A.
France
Address
57-59,Rue De Saint Mandé 57
93511 Montreuil
VATTENFALL AB
Sweden
Address
Laemtlandsgatan 99
162 87 Stockholm