Degrade

Project TitleDegrade
Year Start2018
Year End2020
Consortium membersINTACTA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT S.L
NANOGAP SUB-MN-POWER S.A
LEDISSON LIGHTING S.L
CETIM Technological Center
DescriptionDEGRADE project aims to design and develop a system that allows the adaptation of the current channel disinfection systems by UV radiation of the wastewater treatment plants, to achieve not only a disinfection treatment but also the elimination of the emerging contaminants present (mainly Carbamazepine, Diclofenac, 17-β-estradiol and Bisphenol A, and Propylparaben). For this purpose, a technology based on photoelectrocatalysis will be developed, through the combination of UV-LEDs, which replace the current LED lamps, with photocatalysts based on noble metal nanoclusters supported on a conductive material, and the generation of sulfate radicals, highly oxidants, in order to achieve target mineralization and elimination rates of both emerging organic pollutants and pathogens.
Core TechnologyNano Catalysts
Industry of applicationCatalysis
CallConecta Peme
Funding infoThe project has been funded by the Galician Innovation Agency within the framework of the 2018 call of the CONECTA PEME Program. It has been supported by the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry (Xunta de Galicia) and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the Operational Program FEDER Galicia 2014-2020, Thematic Objective 1: “Promote development technology, innovation and quality research. “.