General information

Main thematic area: Environment

Main key topic:

Management of emerging pollutants in aquatic systems (impact, remediation and recycling techniques) to improve ecosystem services of water resources and wetlands

The overall objective

of the project is the development of a method for the removal of emerging contaminants from aqueous solutions. As such, we propose an experimental laboratory set-up based on nanostructured ternary systems with improved visible-light-driven degradation capability

The specific objectives and estimated results:

(O1) Identification of hierarchical nanostructures with improved photocatalytic activity in the UV-visible spectrum (towards visible) that will be applicable for the model emerging contaminants degradation.

  • Variants of ternary nanohybrids based on TiO2 nanotubes/graphene/metallic nanoparticles with tailored physicochemical characteristics and enhanced photocatalytic properties on the degradation of the model emerging pollutants.

(O2) Evaluation of the photodegradation performance of the ternary nanohybrids based on TiO2 nanotubes/graphene/metallic nanoparticles in the degradation processes of emerging pollutants.

  • To determine the photocatalytic reaction pathways of the model emerging pollutant degradation.

(O3) For practical advantages, the determination of the most efficient method of ternary nanopowder deposition on a suitable support that ensures the highest efficiency in the photocatalytic degradation of the various emerging pollutants from water.

  • Variants of ternary nanohybrids immobilized on a surface as photocatalytic systems.
  • Study regarding the photocatalytic properties of ternary nanohybrids immobilized systems