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Metal-containing hybrid materials for water remediation from trace heavy metals

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 255635

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 171 240,80

  • EU contribution

    € 171 240,80

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

United Kingdom

Objective

Innovative approaches based on alloying of metals to remove mercury from drinking water will be developed. Gold and silver nanoparticles immobilized on the surface of silsesqioxane-hydride films deposited on silica-gel surfaces will be used as a novel adsorbent for trace mercury removal. Use of silsesquioxane-hydride as an additive for producing cryogels allows for creation of novel clean up devices for trace mercury removal from various environmental media. Incorporation of iron oxide nanoparticles in pores of silica-gel increase the specificity of the sorbent to arsenic removal.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

Address

Lewes Road Mithras House
Bn2 4at Brighton

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 171 240,80

Administrative Contact

Andrew Cundy (Prof.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 255635

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 171 240,80

  • EU contribution

    € 171 240,80

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

United Kingdom