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Cost effective solar photocatalytic technology to water decontamination and disinfection in rural areas of developing contries (SOLWATER)

Objective

Proposal addressed to the development and on site assessment of a fully autonomous solar reactor system to drinking water purification in remote locations without any chemical addition. Scientific and technological required developments will be base on photocatalytic generation, by using sunlight, of hydroxyl radicals and singlet oxygen species to, respectively, detoxify and disinfect contaminated (at trace level) drinking water. Detoxification system will use Toil supported catalyst and disinfections system will be generated by polymer supported sensitises photo activated by solar light. Final development system is expected to have remarkable technical features as well as social, development and environmental implications in developing countries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Address
S/n,carretera Senes S/n
04200 Tabernas
Spain

Participants (8)

AOSOL - ENERGIAS RENOVAVEIS, LDA.
Portugal
Address
Parque Industrial Do Porto Alto, Lugar Da Sesmaria
2135 402 Samora Correia
COMISION NACIONAL DE ENERGIA ATOMICA
Argentina
Address
Avda. General Paz 1499
1650 San Martin
ECOSYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES SA
Spain
Address
76,Travessia Turo D'en Llull, 12
08392 Llavaneres
INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE TECHNOLOGIA DEL AGUA
Mexico
Address
Paseo Cuauhnahac 8532
62550 Jiutepec
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Epfl - Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
TINEP, S.A. DE C.V.
Mexico
Address
Goethe 16 - Piso 9, Anzures
11300 Mexico D.f.
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria S/n
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE INGENIERIA
Peru
Address
Av. Tupac Amaru, 210
Lima 25