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Nanocomposite materials for photocatalytic degradation of pollutants

Objective

Limpid aims at generating new knowledge on photocatalytic materials and processes in order to develop novel depollution treatments with enhanced efficiency and applicability. The main goal of LIMPID is to develop materials and technologies based on the synergic combination of different types of nanoparticles (NPs) into a polymer host to generate innovative nanocomposites which can be actively applied to the catalytic degradation of pollutants and bacteria, both in air or in aqueous solution. Single component nanocomposites including TiO2 NPs are already known for their photocatalytic activities. LIMPID will aim at going one big step further and include, into one nanocomposite material, oxide NPs and metal NPs in order to increase the photocatalytic efficiency and allow the use of solar energy to activate the process. One of the main challenge of LIMPID is to design host polymers, such as hybrid organic inorganic and fluorinated polymers, since photocatalysts can destroy the organic materials. The incorporation of NPs in polymers will allow to make available the peculiar nano-object properties and to merge the distinct components into a new original class of catalysts. At the same time nanocomposite formulation will also prevent NPs to leach into water and air phase, thus strongly limiting the potential threat associated to dispersion of NPs into the environment. Therefore nanocomposites developed in LIMPID will be used as coating materials and products for the catalytic degradation of pollutants and bacteria in water and air, i.e. deposited onto re-usable micro-particles, or in pollutant degradation reactors, and even onto large surfaces, as a coating or paint. In addition such new class of nanocomposites will be also exploited for the fabrication of porous membranes for water treatment. In order to fulfill its objectives, the LIMPID consortium has been designed to combine leading industrial partners with research groups from Europe, ASEAN Countries and Canada.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/nanocomposites
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 842 987
Administrative Contact
Maria Lucia Curri (Dr.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 333 780
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charo Sánchez (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 585
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 321 120
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cesar Pulgarin (Prof.)
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
Malaysia
EU contribution
€ 221 160
Address
Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, Office Of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
81310 Johor Bahru
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ahmad Fauzi Ismail (Prof.)
CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 249 080
Address
Phyathai Road 254 Pathumwan
10330 Bangkok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Piyasan Praserthdam (Prof.)
ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
845 Sherbrooke Street West
H3A0G4 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martyn Liness (Mr.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 234 850
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Zane (Mr.)
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 858
Address
Viale Lombardia 20
20021 Bollate Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Conti (Dr.)
XYLEM SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 350
Address
Boschstrasse 4-14
32051 Herford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jörg Mielcke (Dr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 301 710
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Dr.)
AQUAKIMIA SDN BHD
Malaysia
EU contribution
€ 38 989
Address
Taman Perindustrian Subang, Lot 803, Jalan Subang 5
47610 Subang Jaya Selangor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Boon Ping Chow (Mr.)
XYLEM WATER SOLUTIONS HERFORD GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Boschstrasse 4
32051 Herford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Achim Ried (Dr.)