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Interdisciplinar cross-sectoral approach to effectively address the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from water

Objective

AQUAlity is a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral European Training Network, that consist in eighteen participants (7 universities, 3 research institutes and 8 companies) and aims to generate and promote highly skilled scientists with the potential to face the present and future challenges concerning the protection of water resources from contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). AQUAlity will enroll fifteen early-stage researchers (ESRs) to conduct cutting-edge research on multidisciplinary aspects of novel hybrid technologies for the removal of CECs from aqueous systems. Moreover, ESRs will be trained to develop their creativity, critical and autonomous thinking, and entrepreneurial skills, thus boosting their scientific skills and innovation capacity in the field of water treatment technologies. This goal will be attained via a structured training-through-research programme, consisting of original individual research projects (performed both at the beneficiary organization and through intersectoral secondments) and education on technical and transferable skills (performed both at local level and with network-wide events). The overall research goal of AQUAlity is to develop highly innovative hybrid green technologies for CECs removal from aqueous systems by unconventional solar advanced oxidation processes (AOP) in combination with high flux ceramic nanofiltration membranes. Hence, ESRs will conduct frontier research in the field of AOP (organic photocatalysis, sensitized photocatalysts, photo-Fenton), materials development, nanofiltration technology, and will develop innovative hybrid photochemical/membranes systems to be tested on different waters to prove their potential for the production of high-quality water. Advanced analytical tools for the determination of CECs, their degradation products and water safeness will be developed. Thanks to the presence of industrial participants, AQUAlity aims for the commercial exploitation of part of the research results.
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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

€ 516 122,64

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

KARADENIZ TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 235 557,36

LIQTECH INTERNATIONAL A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 290 081,88

Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 242 386,92

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

Partners (7)

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IRIS SRL

Italy

SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.

Spain

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

Isalit s.r.l.

Italy

ANONYMI ETAIREIA VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS, TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS KAI ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON, PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS

Greece

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

VBM

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765860

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 897 678,24

  • EU contribution

    € 3 897 678,24

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy