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CERAMIC AND POLYMERIC MEMBRANE FOR WATER PURIFICATION OF HEAVY METAL AND HAZARDOUS ORGANIC COMPOUND

CERAMIC AND POLYMERIC MEMBRANE FOR WATER PURIFICATION OF HEAVY METAL AND HAZARDOUS ORGANIC COMPOUND

Objective

The main objective of the CERAMPOL project is to achieve a new generation of smart and low-fouling nanostructured membranes based on ceramic and polymeric materials with enhanced affinity to heavy metals and drugs. CERAMPOL will contribute in solving issues related to waste water in metallurgic and pharmaceutical industries/hospital respectively. Moreover, by reducing the concentration of highly toxic contaminants in the water supplies, lakes, rivers, and streams, the new filtration technology developed in the CERAMPOL project will mitigate the risk to humans’ health and the environment such as bioaccumulation of heavy metals, the emergence of multidrug resistance organisms, chronic toxicity, and metal-related diseases.
The new filters will be prepared by innovative processes such as electrospinning, sol-gel, coating processes for obtaining multi-layered membranes possessing several key properties such as: antifouling; self-cleaning; selective filtration of antibiotics and heavy metals. Specifically, the multi-layered membranes will composed of three functional parts CERAMPOL functional parts: an anti-fouling pre-filter based on polymeric nanofibers, a cleaning system based on piezoelectric materials, and a highly selective nanostructured ceramic membrane. The new filters will be scaled up at semi industrial level for in-situ water treatments in foundry, pharmaceutical and hospital effluents. The benefits of such technology will be fully characterized in terms of water filtration efficiency and economic and environmental impacts. Complete technological and economical viability assessments of the CERAMPOL technology will be carried out by the industrial partners. Environmental impact caused by the new filtration technology will be fully assessed in order to highlight benefits in terms of water preservation and recovering.
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Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Address

Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 654 894

Administrative Contact

Dirk Saseta (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 573 759

KERANOR AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 373 435

TECNICAS REUNIDAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 350 998

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 383 001

HIPOT-RR RAZISKAVE IN RAZVOJ TEHNOLOGIJ IN SISTEMOV DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 177 627

CONSORCI SANITARI DE TERRASSA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 168 312

VIRTUALPIE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 394 790

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 387 073

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280995

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 852 023

  • EU contribution

    € 3 463 889

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain