NANOWAT project: training course on water purification technologies

The standard project NANOWAT organises a training course on "Conventional and New Water Purification Technologies" in order to take stock of the conventional procedures and to enhance the use of new technologies based on filtration and photocatalytic processes in wastewater treatment.

The training session will be held on 27th, 28th and 29th August in Jerusalem and is opened to researchers, students, technicians, and any other people interested in water treatment technologies. It will include a guided tour of a waste water treatment plant located close to Jerusalem. Interested participants should send an email to Mr. Shlomo Nir ( ; subject: training course). The agenda of the training can be consulted here

A similar training course unde the title "New approaches in advanced oxidation processes for water treatment" already took place in Montpellier (France) in March 2013 while additional training courses and workshops will take place throughout 2014 and 2015 in Israel and Italy.

NANOWAT (Diffusion of nanotechnology based devices for water treatment and recycling) project aims to develop new technologies and operate pilot equipments for the efficient purification of water. The project is currently implementing a series of pilot activities in the participating countries designed to setup miniaturized equipments to purify water applying at the same time new methods of filtration (perchlorade, herbicides, hydrophobic pollutants, pharmaceuticals, micro-organisms). In order to diffuse the results of the activities, several scientific papers will be edited and published on the NANOWAT website

The project is coordinated by the University of Basilicata - Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Environment (Italy, Basilicata) - and the partnership is composed of two research centres and of one university:

• National Centre for Scientific Researches, Hydrosciences Montpellier (France, Languedoc-Roussillon)
• Spanish National Research Council, Institute for Natural Resources and Agrobiology (Spain, Andalucía)
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

NANOWAT has a total budget of € 1.404.524 including a Programme contribution of € 1.186.183€ (84.5%). 

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