NAMETECH Development of intensified water treatment concepts by integrating nano- and membrane technologies

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/9/2009         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: 226791
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Water and sanitation-->Wastewater
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation
Project objectives:
The S&T focus is on the use of nano-structured materials to alter the physical and chemical properties of polymeric ultrafiltration membranes and thereby 
improving the filtration performance at macro-scale installations. The project aims at adapting commercial nanoparticles such as TiO2 and Ag for the modification
of UF membranes to reduce fouling, and thus improve its permeability (i.e. Technology Path 1). In Technology Path 2 and 3, the potential of using active nanoparticles,
such as bionano-catalysts, in combination with membranes is examined to remove micropollutants such as chlorinated compounds, nitroaromatic compounds
or redox active metals, thus improving the water quality. A specific novelty is the development of an integrated permeate channel concept, whereby the nanoparticles
are embedded in 3D textiles, functioning as membrane support and permeate channel. The nanoparticles will be deposited on the membrane surface or embedded
in the membrane (mixed matrix). The S&T challenges regarding the modification of the nanoparticles, the deposition of the nanoparticles on membrane surface
as well as the production of nano-activated membranes (NAMs) will be addressed.
Project Summary:
The Nametech project harnesses benefits of nanotechnology to bring about improvements in membrane filtration for advanced water treatment. The general 
objective is to strengthen the European membrane market by making nanotechnology available to large scale European membrane manufacturers. A unique feature
of the project is the knowledge transfer between the experienced membrane manufacturer Norit and the coating expert and new-comer to the membrane field Agfa
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Funding Programme(s): 
EC FP7: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  27/10/2009 12:56:00