CS: WET Center Project: IUCRC Water and Environmental Technology Center (CORBI - Match)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

CS: WET Center Project: IUCRC Water and Environmental Technology Center (CORBI - Match) Industry-University-Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) at Arizona State University As water demand and water reuse increases, so does the pressure on the water industry to remove emerging contaminants, including viruses, estrogenic compounds, and NOM that lead to disinfection by-products. Sustainable treatment options must be economically feasible. We propose low-energy titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalysis coupled to filtration as a novel drinking water treatment process to reduce contaminants in a sustainable fashion. It is hypothesized that low-energy photocatalysis can partially oxidize organic chemicals to benefit downstream filtration and simultaneously mitigate multiple contaminants that are not adequately addressed in conventional water treatment. The partial oxidation of organic matter provided by TiO2 will leading to extended GAC filter life and reduced membrane fouling, inactivation of UV-resistant viruses, and reduced estrogenicity.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date6/30/144/30/20

Funding

  • INDUSTRY: Various Consortium Members: $49,740.00

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