The project "Elimination of micropollutants in drinking water using sorption with subsequent UV photocatalysis" with the working title UVPHO is being implemented with the financial support of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic as part of the Environment for Life program in 2023-2025.

The goal of this project is to develop an innovative device intended for the end user of drinking water, which will be able to effectively eliminate micropollutants from water. The core of the device is a photoreactive column filled with a carbonaceous sorbent with a surface modification with an effective photocatalyst in the form of transition metal oxides, which, in conjunction with UV exposure, can effectively and safely degrade captured micropollutants and their metabolites through the photocatalytic oxidation process.

The consortium is made up of the main beneficiary the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, and the other solvers are Palacky University in Olomouc, GEOtest, a.s. and ASIO TECH, spol. s.r.o.

The final product after obtaining the necessary attestations and certifications (as part of another ongoing commercialization project) will be a device that will ensure effective elimination of micropollutants for the end consumer of drinking water in small and domestic operations.

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