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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 are the resources?

The PCATDES consortium has significant advantages in terms of the equipment and skills already available within the constituent teams.

Cardiff has extensive surface and solid state analysis methods available including SEM, surface area, XPS and TGA. With the addition of an in-situ IR-ATR cell (through this project), combined with GC analysis of products and extensive experience in surface science and catalysis the laboratory will be ideally suited to the investigation of catalytic reaction mechanisms.

Similarly VAST-IMS have facilities and experience in Band gap measurements and electron-hole lifetimes using time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) which ideally complement the Cardiff abilities.

UCL, VAST-ICT, Rostock and SIRIM are all centres of excellence in materials synthesis with corresponding equipment and skills in materials and photocatalytic testing. These will be further enhanced by the purchase of equipment for the determination of total organic content (TOC) and particle sizes which will be available in Rostock as services for the other researchers within the consortium.

In addition, PCATDES has the huge benefit of UCL’s combined hydrothermal synthesis (CHFS) pilot plant which will enable the consortium to quickly manufacture and thus rapidly test and verify any new materials developed elsewhere in the team.

MTEC & Bath will provide their established expertise in TiO2 based catalyst manufacture, and in particular the interface between active phase and the reactor which complements extremely well the work to be done on the design & testing of the reactors which will rely heavily on the accumulated experience at URJC of kinetic modelling and the design and scaling-up of photo-catalytic reactors from experimental data.

Finally, the practical testing of the catalysts under realistic conditions will benefit from the close links between VAST, SIRIM, SNANO & MTEC with local industries and particular those associated with palm oil, olive oil and seafood waste.

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