Integrated technology for advanced removal of heavy metals and

arsenic from complex matrices using adsorbent nanomaterials

OxyAds

PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2021-0309

(81PTE/2022)

At present, there are no integrated, efficient, operational and investment-integrated industrial technologies for the removal of As from water (found in combination with heavy metals, nitrogen compounds and the natural organic water matrix), without the generation of toxic by-products and residues, neither at national nor at international level.

Project goal

The project goal is the transfer and development of a technology for the depollution of water containing heavy metal and arsenic, found in a complex polluting matrix, to an economic agent with important activity in the development, implementation of technologies and production of water treatment systems (ICPE Bistrița), in order to increase its economic competitiveness, as well as the implementation of the technology at an economic operator with important activity in the treatment and distribution of drinking water (Aquatim S.A.).

Contracting authority: Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI)

Implementation period: 21/06/2022-20/05/2024

Budget: 273.836 lei

Project responsible: Dr. Habil. Radu Claudiu Fierăscu

  • Partners
  • General objective
  • Specific objectives
  • Phase I
  • Phase II
  • Phase III
  • Results dissemination
General objective


The objective of the project is the transfer and development of a technology for water treatment, containing heavy metal and arsenic in a complex polluting matrix, to an economic agent with important activity in the development, implementation of technologies and production of water treatment systems (ICPE Bistrița), in order to increase its economic competitiveness, as well as the implementation of the technology at an economic operator with important activity in the treatment and distribution of drinking water (Aquatim S.A.).

Specific objectives
  • Documenting the industrial scale transfer of validated laboratory technology and identifying the possibilities for optimizing the proposed technology (functional, operational and energy) by aligning with the latest scientific discoveries in the field, to ensure the success of the transfer;
  • Transfer and optimization in the industrial environment of the proposed technology;
  • Validation of technology efficiency by independent entities;
  • Demonstrating the efficiency of the technology implemented in the industrial environment.
Phase I

Preliminary activities for the validation of technology at industrial level.

Deployment period: 21.06.2022-31.12.2022

ICECHIM activities:

  • Study and analysis of the possibilities of optimizing the synthesis process in order to obtain adsorbent nanomaterials with controlled properties on an industrial scale;
  • Synthesis and characterization of adsorbent materials for technology;
  • Dissemination of results.
Phase II

Validation in the industrial environment of the proposed technology.

Deployment period: 01.01.2023-31.12.2023

ICECHIM activities:

  • Synthesis and characterization of adsorbent materials for technology;
  • Synthesis of adsorbent nanomaterials for the functional model;
  • Analytical characterization of nanoadsorbents before and after treatment;
  • Validation of technology by accredited laboratories;
  • Protection of intellectual property rights;
  • Dissemination of results.
Phase III

Demonstrating the efficiency of technology in the industrial environment.

Deployment period: 01.01.2024-20.05.2024

ICECHIM activities:

  • Implementation of adsorbent nanomaterials in the pilot plant. Pre- and post-treatment characterization of adsorbent nanomaterials;
  • Elaboration of the final technical specification for the integrated technology demonstrated at industrial level;
  • Dissemination of results.
Results dissemination

Under construction