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Photo-irradiation and Adsorption based Novel Innovations for Water-treatment

Objective

About 2.1 Billion people live without access to safe water sources. Contaminants of Emerging Concerns (CECs) such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides and nanoparticles are increasingly being detected in wastewater and in drinking water around the world, in addition to geogenic pollutants, pathogens, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Water treatment systems that remove CECs and common contaminants from wastewater and drinking water are therefore urgently needed.

PANI WATER will develop, deploy and validate in the field six prototypes for the removal of contaminants, including CECs, from wastewater and drinking water. The prototypes for wastewater treatment will consist of (i) a 20,000 L/day multifunctional oxidation reactor, (ii) a 10 L/day photoelectrochemical system, and (iii) a 100 L/day solar photolytic plant. The prototypes for drinking water treatment will consist of (iv) a 300 L/hour filtration, adsorption, and UVC LED system (v) a 20 L transparent jerrycan for solar water disinfection, and (vi) a 2,000 L/day electrocoagulation, oxidation, and disinfection t system. These prototypes will be deployed in peri-urban and rural areas in India. The consortium will work closely with the communities at the fieldsites, and carry out water quality analyses, health and social impact assessments, and advocate for safe reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation, and preservation of drinking water sources. PANI technologies can find promising application among the agricultural sector, water-demanding businesses (e.g. textile, pharmaceutical), and the Indian water utilities.
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ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND

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Saint Stephen'S Green 123
2 Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 445 110

Participants (14)

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UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 384 575

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 307 202,50

SOCIETY FOR DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES

India

INNOVA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 284 937,50

KWALITY PHOTONICS PRIVATE TTD

India

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 407 683,75

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 372 367,50

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SLIGO - ITS

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 259 937,50

AQUASOIL SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 217 656,25

UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 160 000

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 277 062,50

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 160 000

SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND ACTION FOR RURAL ADVANCEMENT

India

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820718

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 969 748,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 576 532,50

Coordinated by:

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND

Ireland