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Exploring the potential for photocatalytic air purification

Objective

At the heart of this proposal is the discovery of a novel compound, based on nanostructured titanium dioxide, which exhibits excellent catalytical properties upon illumination with UV or visible light. The catalyst causes oxidative reactions that can degrade organic contaminants and other pollutants. A patent has been filed to protect the IPR of this invention, but the route to market requires rigorous testing and strong experimental evidence in support of the the most innovative applications.

This PoC project will explore the potential of this novel photocatalyst for air purification applications, and will aim at quantifying the properties of the photocatalyst for a broad range of conditions, generating the know-how necessary to enter the pre-commercialization phase.

The project will specifically target the air purification market, which is a high value market in Europe and industrialized counties, and is expected to grow in the near future due to increasing awareness and regulations about air quality both outdoors and indoors.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

ERC-2013-PoC
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA(POC) - Supporting action (Proof of Concept)

Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 109 760
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 760
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)