Develop a water purification/recycling platform which will make it possible to purify water directly from the source of pollution so it will be possible to scale/modify/trim the purification system for use in a wide range of sectors.
The technique ensures total treatment of all waste water streams under the concentration limits, recycling of rinsing water and electricity production. Investigation into the technical, ecological and economic benefits of the technique
Development of a decision support system to reduce noise emission and improve energy efficiency of fans in important applications: automotive, home appliances, commercial refrigerators and air conditioning.
Vaccares - recovery of catalyst components from gas refineries.
To develop automatic devices for the cleaning and stripping of paint on frontages using ecological media like cereal crops. The system will work in a close circuit in order to recuperate the waste and recycle the media
To examine the ability of specialised plants and mycorrhizae to tolerate soil heavy metals in order to develop specific phytoremediation strategies for the restoration of metal contaminated sites.
Drinking water sources are becoming increasingly contaminated with emerging substances (e.G., Pharmaceuticals and hormones). Currently no sufficient treatment technology is available. In this project belgian, german and dutch partners develop an absolute barrier for emerging substances.
To update the existing wastewater treatment plant of rinse water from electroplating procedures. A combination of uf and nf or the ro system would be adopted for the improvement of wastewater quality, in order to reuse the treated water.
Development of new flame retardant chemicals capable to functionalise fabrics of different nature, without altering the properties of the textile and just making use of the optimal quantity of that product, and simultaneously reducing the environmental impact.