New photocatalytically active composite
Combining the possibilities of nanotechnology and biotechnology, NanoPharm intends to develop solid photocatalytically active composite materials that can be activated through diffuse daylight and can be used for removal of pharmaceutical residues.
Nanoparticles are considered to be particularly promising for use as photocatalysts in trace element degradation. The nanoparticles must be immobilized reliably for permanent fixing on carriers using biotechnological methods. These methods are suited for coating different carrier materials while serving as the basis for syntheses of separated nanoparticles of defined sizes. Materials will be developed and characterized, and ecotoxicological studies will be performed on degradation products. The photocatalysts developed will be tested under real conditions.
The novel technology and the corresponding photocatalytic reaction systems are mainly intended for use in drinking water preparation, pharmaceutical production, and advanced sewage treatment.
Duration: 01.06.2010 - 31.05.2013 (extended to 30.09.2013)
|Dr. Andreas Meyer|
UMEX GmbH Dresden
proaqua GmbH & Co. KG
Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR)
Anhalt University for Applied Science
Leibniz Institute for Catalysis e.V.
TU Dresden, Institute of Water Chemistry
Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry (ISEC)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)