Sat, 04/17/2021 - 12:00

The specific target of CATCO2RE is to investigate the conversion of CO2 to solar fuels (methane and methanol) integrating new developments in the production of solar hydrogen, with the design and synthesis of selective catalysts active at milder reaction conditions, and effective CO2 capture and purification technologies. We divide our research goals into two categories:

  1. Design and build a functional lab scale prototype for the conversion of sunlight and CO2 to methane.  The…
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 11:41

Clearly, the EU needs to develop the capability to deal with its plastic waste. Waste materials, duly collected in Western Europe, should not be sent overseas and should be recycled locally, preferably in closed loop cycles. To enhance such high end recycling schemes, it might be required in some cases to clean the plastics up to a level that even the additives are removed; think of flame retardants, phthalates, metal based stabilizers, etc.

SOLVATION proposes an integrated approach…

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 10:52

Guaranteeing drinking water quality for citizens was uniformly assessed as an essential theme. This quality is influenced by physicochemical and microbial processes during storage and distribution of drinking water. After all, drinking water is not sterile and microbial regrowth and conversions of organic components in the water can lead to odour and taste complaints, damage to the pipe material and possible contamination with pathogens.

In striving for biostable drinking water…