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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

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)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Route De Saclay
91128 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARADENIZ TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 235 557,36
Address
Kanuni Kampusu 1
61080 Trabzon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIQTECH INTERNATIONAL A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Industriparken 22C
2750 Ballerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Corso Xi Febbraio 14
10152 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 242 386,92
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (7)

IRIS SRL
Italy
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 612/21
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.
Spain
Address
Cl Mayor 82-84 Complejo San Agustin
12001 Castellon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Isalit s.r.l.
Italy
Address
Via Bovio 6
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANONYMI ETAIREIA VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS, TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS KAI ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON, PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS
Greece
Address
A Viomichaniki Periochi (Industrial Area Of Volos)
38500 Volos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
VBM
Denmark
Address
Gunnekær 26
2610 Rødovre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)