Photocatalytic destruction of cyanotoxins and pathogens inpotable (drinking) water.
The objective of this project is the development of a novel photocatalytic reactor with an on-line monitoring system for the destruction of cyanotoxins and pathogens in potable (drinking) water. Traditional water treatment systems have been shown to have limited effectiveness in destroying a number of biotoxins including cyanotoxins such as microcystins. Laboratory studies carried out by the applicant have established that photocatalysis is extremely effective at destroying such biotoxins specifically fulfilling the criteria outlined in priority 1.3.1 of the water key action. An in-situ microcystin monitoring system will also be developed and incorporated into the reactor. A novel and effective system will be developed which will decontaminate drinking water containing cyanotoxins and potential pathogens rendering it safe for human consumption.
|Subject(s)||DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM|
|Geographical coverage||Germany, United Kingdom, Israel|
|Budget (in €)||n/a|
|Programme||INCO MED (FP5)|
|Period||[30/11/2000 - 30/11/2003]|