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Cost effective solar photocatalytic technology to water decontamination and disinfection in rural areas of developing contries (SOLWATER)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2002-10001

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2005

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 818 577

  • EU contribution

    € 960 000

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

Objective

Proposal addressed to the development and on site assessment of a fully autonomous solar reactor system to drinking water purification in remote locations without any chemical addition. Scientific and technological required developments will be base on photocatalytic generation, by using sunlight, of hydroxyl radicals and singlet oxygen species to, respectively, detoxify and disinfect contaminated (at trace level) drinking water. Detoxification system will use Toil supported catalyst and disinfections system will be generated by polymer supported sensitises photo activated by solar light. Final development system is expected to have remarkable technical features as well as social, development and environmental implications in developing countries.

Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Address

S/N,Carretera Senes S/N
04200 Tabernas

Spain

Participants (8)

AOSOL - ENERGIAS RENOVAVEIS, LDA.

Portugal

COMISION NACIONAL DE ENERGIA ATOMICA

Argentina

ECOSYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES SA

Spain

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE TECHNOLOGIA DEL AGUA

Mexico

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE

Switzerland

TINEP, S.A. DE C.V.

Mexico

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE INGENIERIA

Peru