BIOTECTOR+ Improved Pollution Monitoring & Control through the Development of an Innovative Integrated Multi-Component Continuous on-line Analyser

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/2003         Duration: 24 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EVK1-CT-2002-30024
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Project objectives:
The aim of the project is to develop an innovative analytical technology involving a patented two-stage advanced oxidation (TSAO) process that ensures complete 
reaction and hence measurement of a whole un-filtered sample. This unique oxidation technique has the potential to continuously operate on-line, and in real
'dirty' effluent. Feasibility studies have demonstrated this can be expanded from the measurement of organic carbon pollution and be applicable to the monitoring
of total nitrogen, phosphorus, and heavy metals, e.g. aluminium and copper. However, this potential to out perform current techniques needs to be developed
and proved in terms of accuracy, durability, portability, and cost, to enable significant market opportunities to be realised.
Project Summary:
The objective is to develop an innovative, integrated multi-component on-line analyser for the monitoring of water contamination. The analyser will be based 
on an innovative technology involving a patented Two-Stage Advanced Oxidation (TSAO) process that is able to continuously operate on-line, measuring the
whole unfiltered sample in real, 'dirty' effluent applications. The project will aim to specifically develop an integrated oxidation/UV spectroscopic
system capable of Accuracy + 3% and repeatability + 3% for all components without calibration, a sample volume up to 10 ml which will not require filtering, of
which 100% of solids will be analysed, including particulates up to 2mm. It will be rugged, portable and durable, capable of operating in the presence grease/oil,
fatty materials, salt, and chlorinated solvents with no cleansing required. Capable of low power requirements (<200 Watts) and rapid stabilisation time
(<10 minutes). It will provide the rapid analysis of Total Organic Carbon (TOC), total nitrogen, total phosphorus, copper and aluminium ions, oxidation time
< 3 minutes per sample. This will give an instrument capable of wide application, thus enabling improvement to be made in water & environmental monitoring
Achieved Objectives:
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Product Descriptions:
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Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Prof Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/07/2003 17:48:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  29/09/2006 15:54:00