CECs and AMR bacteria pre-concentration by ultra-nano filtration and Abatement by ThermoCatalytic Nano-powders implementing circular economy solution
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The project will deliver a new integrated prototype system for water purification, composed of: first developed ultra-stable silicon carbide (SiC) UF/NF membrane, thermocatalytic energy efficient packed-bed reactor (TPBR), and antimicrobial MF membrane.
The TPBR beads are obtained by recycling SiC and coated with thermocatalytic perovskite-nanopowders allowing abatement CECs and AMR pathogens at mild temperatures without need of chemicals and light sources. The MF membrane is coated with antibacterial titania- silica shell nanoparticles for inactivating AMR bacteria, while removing suspended solids.
The UF/NF membrane separates the clean permeate stream, ready to be recycled or reused, from the toxic concentrate, which is purified by the TPBR, thus preventing discharge of CECs and pathogens in rivers and oceans.
The new system is compact, amenable to scale-up, and ease to integrate in mariculture, aquaculture, tannery, hospital, and other industrial wastewaters treatment facilities.