National Institute for Research and Development of
Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM)

Photoactive ultrafiltration membranes for water decontamination

Project financed by Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding UEFISCDI

Program: Dezvoltarea sistemului national de cercetare-dezvoltare
Project Type: Proiecte de cercetare pentru stimularea tinerelor echipe independente (TE)
Project Code: PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2021-0836

Contract No.: TE 120/2022
Project Duration: 02.05.2022 – 01.05.2024
Project Funding: 450.000 RON

Project Director: Dr. Dana TOLOMAN

INCDTIM – National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies,

Physics of Nanostructured Systems Department

Address: 67-103 Donat St., Box 700,
RO-400293 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Phone: (+40)264-584037, int. 210, 209
Fax: (+40)264-420042

E-mail: dana.toloman@itim-cj.ro

Project abstract

Water is the source of life and an essential resource for human survival. With fast socio economic development and increasing population across the world, water environment crisis has drawn widespread concern for humanity nowadays. An improvement of water supply and sanitation, and a better management of water resources, especially in terms of water reuse, can greatly contribute to poverty reduction and can boost economic growth in low-income countries. Responding to these requirements the need of adopting new environmentally friendly technologies is necessary. Taking into account the state of the art in the field and the scientific results obtained in the last years by our research team, in this project we intend to develop photoactive ultrafiltration PVDF membranes modified with ZnO-MFe2O4 for water decontamination using advanced oxidation and separation processes.

Objectives

O1. Obtaining ZnO-MFe2O4 heterostructures with enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation.

O2. Development of PVDF membranes modified with ZnO-MFe2O4 heterostructures for water decontamination using advanced oxidation and separation processes.

Team

Dr. Dana TOLOMAN

Scientific Researcher II

Project Leader

Dr. Adriana POPA

Scientific Researcher II

Postdoctoral Member

Dr. Maria ȘTEFAN

Scientific Researcher II

Postdoctoral Member

Dr. Cristian LEOȘTEAN

Scientific Researcher II

Postdoctoral Member

Dr. Manuela STAN

Scientific Researcher III

Young Research Member

Dr. Arpad ROSTAS

Scientific Researcher III

Young Research Member

Dr. Anca PETRAN

Scientific Researcher III

Young Research Member

Dr. Maria SUCIU

Scientific Researcher III

Young Research Member