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Visible LIGHT Active PhotoCATalytic Concretes for Air pollution Treatment

Objective

The goal of Light2CAT is to develop new, highly efficient visible-light-activated titanium dioxide for inclusion in concretes to be used in structures across the whole of Europe to improve ambient air quality independent, for the first time, of local climate conditions. The need to improve air quality in European Countries has been identified as a major requirement to be achieved within the next decade in the effort to control climate change, a key Europe 2020 strategy, and to improve human health. Despite vigorous efforts to reduce levels of hazardous substances in the air, targets remain a challenge. One of the most valid sustainable technologies explored so far is photocatalytic concrete. This technology is proven to reduce the amount of hazardous air pollutants up to 80 % . It also imparts self-cleaning properties to built structures which has a secondary effect of reducing harsh cleaning chemicals entering the water systems. However, the titanium oxide based photocatalytic building materials are activated by ultraviolet light so, to date, such environmental benefits are limited to countries with a high incidence of sunlight. The concept of this project is to extend the use of photocatalytic concretes to the whole of Europe by developing materials that can also be activated by visible light . The aim is to remove climate and seasonal considerations from the use of the materials and, through higher conversion efficiencies of the catalytic components, to reduce production costs facilitating further take up of the technology within existing markets. The results of the project are initially focused on use within the transport infrastructure where the greatest impact is expected. The consortium is well conceived to achieve the results, comprising research centres leading research in these materials and industry partners including SMEs able to develop, demonstrate and market the new materials in the sector.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011-ECO-INNOVATION-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 038 719,20
Administrative Contact
Dorthe Mathiesen (Ms.)

Participants (13)

DANSK AUTO-VAERN AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 181 500,80
Address
Tietgensvej 12
8600 Silkeborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johny Poulsen (Mr.)
PREVALESA SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Autovia A 3 Km 319-322
46360 Bunol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Samir Gonzalez-Quintero (Mr.)
STARKA BETONGINDUSTRIER KB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 363 600
Address
Tegelbruksvagen 12
29125 Kristianstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Lang (Mr.)
INNOVA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 223 065
Address
Via Cicerone, 66
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesca Stinelli (Ms.)
CEMENTA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 165 800
Address
Po Box
10074 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magnus Ohlsson (Mr.)
TIOXIDE EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 500
Address
Haverton Hill Road - Billingham
TS23 1PS Cleveland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Russell Evans (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 320 002
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helena Rogers (Dr.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS DE LA CONSTRUCCION

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 384 760
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 17 Parque Tecnologico Sn
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cadenas Alfonso (Mr.)
KOBENHAVNS KOMMUNE
Denmark
Address
Ottiliavej 1
2500 Valby
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jane Snog (Ms.)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Maria Botella (Ms.)
Danish Road Directorate
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
Niels Juels Gade 13
DK-1022 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Finn Thøgersen (Mr.)
Prefabricados de Hormigón HERMO S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 624,80
Address
Carretera Ulldecona Km ,1
12500 Vinaros Castellon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernesto Molinos Redo (Mr.)
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 473,80
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Amparo Salome Reillo Redon (Ms.)