2018 - 2020
Industry of application
CONECTA-PEME-2018 (GAIN-Xunta de Galicia)
DEGRADE project aimed 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.
This project has been funded by Xunta de Galicia (Council of Economy, Employment and Industry) and the European Union FEDER (Operative Program FEDER GALICIA 2014-2020) through the subprogramme CONECTA PEME-2018, under the grant agreement IN852A 2018/20.
- INTACTA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT S.L
- NANOGAP SUB-MN-POWER S.A
- LEDISSON LIGHTING S.L