Project

removal of micropollutants from water using a combination of electrochemical sorption/desorption and biogenic nanoparticles.

Duration
01 October 2012 → 05 December 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
micropollutants nanotechnology electrochemistry
 
Project description

in this research, a technology will be developed for the effective treatment of water containing micropollutants. This technology will consist of a combination of a preconcentration step by electrochemical sorption/desorption and a degradation using biogenic nanoparticles as catalysts. The activity of the nanoparticles will be maximized bij an in-dept study of their structure and their structure-activity relationship.