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Development of functionalized nanostructured polymeric membranes and related manufacturing processes for water purification

Objectif

The NANOPUR-project aims at leveraging on promising bottom-up technologies to develop intensified water treatment concepts based on nano-structured and nano-functionalized membranes as well as nanofilm deposition for micropollutants and virus removal.
Major research needs targeted include the preparation of membranes with selective properties at the nanoscale able to maintain high permeability with relatively low driving force. The ultimate “challenge” exists in the creation of artificial membranes able to perform separations with the selectivity of biological membranes while having mechanical strength and productivity of state-of-the-art artificial membranes. The project will advance the knowledge in this area by developing scalable approaches to prepare nano-structured membranes characterized by a selectivity towards pathogens of up to 99.99999 % and towards micropollutants up to 99 %, while retaining a permeability higher than current ultrafiltration membranes in addition to functional stability equal to existing commercial membranes. The envisaged research activities will involve the preparation of polymeric nano-structured membranes characterized by well-controlled architectures and functions for supramolecular recognition for removal of viruses, hormone disruptors, endotoxins and antibiotics from water. For the generation of affinity and catalytic sites on membranes, molecular imprinted polymers and atmospheric pressure plasma treatment will be explored. The technological developments will be carried out along two different technology paths each targeting at a different aspect of the water treatment process. A first research path will focus on the reduction of membrane fouling thereby enhancing the flux while the second research path targets the removal of micro-pollutants and detoxification. Both paths will converge in order to combine the two critical aspects of water purification that are investigated in the proposed work in one single membrane process

Appel à propositions

FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
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Coordinateur

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Adresse
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgique

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Sabine Paulussen (Dr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 608 724

Participants (12)

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 514 863
Adresse
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Ibtisam E. Tothill (Dr.)
GVS SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 463 910
Adresse
Via Roma 50
40069 Zola Predosa

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Soccorso Gaeta (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 378 354
Adresse
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Kirsten Gercek (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 369 917
Adresse
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
SOLVAY SA
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 408 348
Adresse
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
François Voiseux (Mr.)
CONSORZIO VENEZIA RICERCHE

Participation terminée

Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 111 242,04
Adresse
Via Della Liberta 12
30175 Venezia

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Marina Zago (Dr.)
C.P. CONTROL OF POLLUTION IBERICA SL
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 97 600
Adresse
Calle Peru Planta 1 Puerta 2 Edificio Corona Center 49
41930 Bormujos

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Emilio Jose Burson Rosado (Dr.)
Department of Health
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 140 275,45
Adresse
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Allan Bennett (Mr.)
ENDUSTRIYEL ATIK DONUSUM SISTEMLERI TAAHHUT SAYANI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turquie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 27 480
Adresse
1439 Sokak 11/b
35200 Alsancak Izmir

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Niyazi Seyman (Mr.)
DE MARTINI SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 52 072
Adresse
Via Oropa 118
13900 Biella Bi

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Gianfranco De Martini (Mr.)
KWR WATER BV
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 112 500
Adresse
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein

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Type d’activité
Other
Contact administratif
Erwin Beerendonk (Mr.)
HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY HPA

Participation terminée

United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 72 619,55
Adresse
Buckingham Palace Road 151
SW1W 9SZ London

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Allan Bennett (Mr.)