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PCATDES. Successful Final Meeting & International Workshop for Euro Funded EU/ASEAN Photocatalysis Consortia in Hanoi

PCATDES Starts Field Testing of Photocatalytic Reactors in South East Asia

PCATDES Final Meeting & The International Workshop Announcement

ASEAN-EU STI Days 2016

New Opportunities for ASEAN-EU Cooperation in Science & Technology

Entering The Final Period & Third Annual Review Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Second Annual Review Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey

First Annual Review Meeting & ASEAN-EU STI Days

World Intelligent Cities Summit & Exhibition

Cardiff University Videoconferencing Team Supports Review Meetings

6th Month Review Meeting

PCATDES Kick-off Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand


Participant Portal

CORDIS Website

What is the expected impact?

The project will focus on applications for remote areas where access to infrastructure is limited, particularly on localized discharges of organic micro-pollutants from plant oil, rubber industries and fish farming across ASEAN countries and Europe.

Knowledge based impact

PCATDES will broaden the knowledge base in photo-catalytic water treatment by adopting two different approaches; improving the efficiency of cheap readily available photo-catalytic materials and performing more fundamental studies on photocatalyst design to increase visible light activity of the semiconductor material.

Economic, social & environmental impact

Water treatment in remote areas will allow an increased proportion of the global population to gain access to an improved sustainable water source. In addition to lowering process costs for industry, water treatment methods employing renewable energy will clearly have a significant economic and environmental benefit for all communities bidding to reduce their carbon emissions. Further, the project also would establish the engineering design principles for the manufacture of photo-catalytic reactors, to create a possible new manufacturing industry.

European level

The project will positively promote the implementation of certain EU directives such as Water Framework, Urban Wastewater Treatment, and Marine Strategy Framework directives by suggesting a new methodology to solve a well-known problem.

International dimension

Water pollution is a global problem, and research in this area requires a concerted effort to move away from the national science models of the 20th century towards a global system. One of the main impacts of this project will be the establishment of new transnational collaborations to enable researchers in the consortium to undertake original, creative, interactive research regardless of their geographic location.

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