Looking at the nanoscale has already stimulated the development and use of novel and cost-effective technologies for remediation, pollution, catalysis and others, but nanotechnologies may offer also significant opportunities for water treatment. They have the potential to contribute to long-term water quality, availability and viability of water resources.
The projects of the Nano4water cluster focus on:
- approaches aiming to improve efficient water treatment by the development of nanomembranes, where engineered nanoparticles are incorporated into the membrane matrix or are deposited on the membrane surface;
- the use of nanomaterials in catalytic reactors in order to accelerate degradation reactions;
- bio-inspired membranes and processes.