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Photocatalysis with UV LED Sources for Efficient Water Purification

Objective

"Water purification requirements feature in a wide range of applications, from residential homes, office and hotel buildings, to high-specification environments such as hospitals, laboratories and industrial production facilities, as well as municipal water supply and wastewater treatment. Consequently, the world demand for water treatment products is estimated at $44.6 billion, with a projected 5.7% annual growth. The European Technology Platform, WssTP (Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform), in its Strategic Research Agenda 2010, has identified the need for new water technologies, and greater technology transfer between industry and the research sector.
This AQUA-PULSE project aims to realise a low-power, low-maintenance water purification solution based on high-brightness UV Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and a photocatalysis method. Such a system would be effective against viruses, bacteria and organic compounds, and would provide an attractive and innovative alternative to current technology utilising mercury-based UV lamps. It brings together three European SMEs in three different, but complementary, technology areas, and links them with three RTD Performers to develop new knowledge and a new water purification product which will have significant commercial benefits for all of the SME partners."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/virology
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/photochemistry/photocatalysis

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

EPI-LIGHT LIMITED
Address
Hoffman Park - Inchera
Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 411 363
Administrative Contact
Hillary Cronin (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

ADVANCED MATERIALS - JTJ SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 344 385
Address
Kamenne Zehrovice 23
27301 Kamenne Zehrovice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Prochazka (Dr.)
UNIK FILTERSYSTEM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 257 470
Address
Landboden 70
5200 Os
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arne J Boge (Mr.)
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Huyet (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 000
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Patton (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 32 000
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)