Intelligent remediation system for removal of harmful contaminants in water using modified reticulated vitreous carbon foams - Project - MOST Wiedzy


Intelligent remediation system for removal of harmful contaminants in water using modified reticulated vitreous carbon foams

Organic contaminants in the form of drugs, antibiotics, hormones or dioxins are one of the basic problems of advanced water management and its secondary use for business purposes. Pollutants can be effectively eliminated by electrocatalytic processes. The main goal of the project is based on constructing a water remediation system, based on an electrochemical reactor, with an implemented artificial intelligence system that allows increasing the efficiency of the process. The high performance of the electrochemical reactor will be guaranteed by the creation of dedicated electrodes based on glassy carbon foams, with a high degree of surface development, surface-modified using metal oxides and diamond layers. During the implementation of the project, electrode materials of high application and implementation importance will be produced and improved. The project will contribute to the development of material and electrochemical laboratories located at the faculties of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, and the Chemical University of Gdańsk. The direct effect of the project will be the creation of technology allowing the construction of electrochemical reactors for purifying water from soluble and toxic organic pollutants, ready for further commercialization. In addition, the conducted research will result in the form of numerous publications in magazines included in the Q1 JCR List (not less than 100 Ministry of Science and Higher Education points). The research project will be carried out in a scientific consortium together with the University of Gdańsk (leader), the Institute of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine, SensDx and a Norwegian partner - Norwegian Institute for Air Research. Broad and interdisciplinary scientific cooperation will contribute to the attractiveness of the scientific offer of the Gdańsk University of Technology.


Project's acronym:
Project's funding:
Fundusze norweskie i EOG - Polski Program Badań Stosowanych
NOR/POLNOR/i-CLARE/0038/2019-00 z dnia 2020-10-19
Realisation period:
2020-10-01 - 2023-10-01
Project manager:
dr hab. inż. Robert Bogdanowicz
Realised in:
Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics
External institutions
participating in project:
  • Norwegian Institute for Air Research (Norway)
  • SensDX (Poland)
  • Instytut Biotechnologii i Medycyny Molekularnej (Poland)
Project's value:
6 482 375.06 PLN
Request type:
International project
Verified by:
Gdańsk University of Technology

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