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Enhancing water quality by developing novel materials for organic pollutant removal in tertiary water treatments

Objective

The MAT4TREAT project consists in a consortium of 8 Universities, 5 of them European (UNITO, AAU, POLITO, UPV and UOI), and the other three from outside the EU (UNLP, McGill, SU), as well as two non academic institutions (ACEA and LQT). These groups are committed to work in the development of novel materials to be used in innovative integrated water tertiary treatments (to remove, for instance, Emerging Pollutants). This ambitious goal will be achieved by world leading research groups in the following fields: (i) graphene-based and other carbon-related materials, (ii) polymeric materials, (iii) oxidic ceramic materials, and (iv) hybrid inorganic-polymeric materials.
The new materials will be used as adsorbents, as photocatalysts and as active layers for the fabrication of membranes, and thus tested for the pollutant removal from model aqueous solutions as well as from real water samples. Furthermore, approaches combining different materials and pollutant abatement technologies will be proposed and a demonstrative lab-bench apparatus for the integrated treatment of wastewaters will be built-up with the support of two European non academic institutions, which will directly participate to the project. Chemometric approach will be followed to optimize both materials production and experimental conditions for analytical purposes. Life Cycle Assessment of new materials and proposed technologies will be performed in order to evaluate their economic and environmental sustainability.
For the implementation of the program secondments of ESRs and ERs are scheduled (95 secondments for 142 person-months) together with a diffusion plan to report on the obtained results, not only to the scientific community, but also to stakeholders and non-specialized audience.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Address

Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 229 500

Participants (6)

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POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 121 500

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 103 500

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 76 500

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 67 500

ACEA PINEROLESE INDUSTRIALE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 4 500

LIQTECH AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

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ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING MCGILL UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645551

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 630 000

  • EU contribution

    € 630 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy