Self-Sustaining Cleaning Technology for Safe Water Supply and Management in Rural African Areas
Duration: 1.6.2016 - 30.11.2019
The SafeWaterAfrica project will research and develop an autonomous and decentralized water treatment system for rural and peri-urban areas which is highly efficient in the degradation of harmful pollutants and at the same time very effective in killing microbiological contaminants. Besides, SafeWaterAfrica will generate the technological basis for innovative business models related to the development of water treatment products, which are produced, installed, operated and maintained in Africa.
Tailored photocatalytic purification systems for industrial and municipal waters
Duration: 1.6.2016 - 31.8.2018
The disinfection of water for drinking water production is one of the most important requisite of today’s society. The consortium aims to introduce to the market an innovative, chemical-free, highly efficient and economic water purification solution, in which a powerful photocatalytic oxidation is generated by UV light and a semiconductor (TiO2) interaction.
Functionally graded Additive Manufacturing scaffolds by hybrid manufacturing
Duration: 1.12.2015 – 30.11.2019
Scaffolds production for tissue regeneration is one of the main fields where the “Design for Function” feature of Additive Manufacturing (AM) make the difference relative to the other production techniques if in the production process all the needed “Functions” can be introduced: mechanics, geometry (porosity and shape), biomaterial, bio-active molecules and surface chemical groups. The FAST project aims to integrate all these “Functions” in the single AM process. This integration will be obtained by the hybridisation of the 3D polymer printing with melt compounding of nanocomposites with bio-functionalised fillers directly in the printing head and atmospheric plasma technologies during the printing process itself. Final objective of the project is to realize a demonstrator of the proposed hybrid AM technology in order to achieve a small pilot production of scaffolds for bone regeneration with the novel smart features to be tested in some in-vivo trials.
Industrial innovations based on EU intellectual property assets in the field of atmospheric plasma technology
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2016
The IP4Plasma project aims to bridge the gap between IPR protected laboratory-scale innovations in the field of atmospheric pressure plasma assisted chemical vapour deposition (AP-PA-CVD) technology and its industrial implementation for advanced surface treatment and nano-scale coating of materials. This will be done by demonstrating the suitability of the technology for existing and new industrial applications in the medical products and diagnostics sector.
Reactive Atmospheric Plasma processIng – eDucation network
Duration: 1.10.2013 - 30.9.2017
RAPID is an interdisciplinary initial training network (ITN) at the intersection of chemistry, physics and engineering aimed particularly at the development of non-equilibrium reactive processes in atmospheric pressure plasmas.
Green plasma process technology for manufacturing of flexible electronics
Duration: 1.7.2013 - 31.12.2016
Main objective of the Life Green Plasma (APG-CVD plasma) project is to demonstrate and disseminate to European Industrial Community a new environmental friendly process technology for manufacturing of flexible electronic components. This innovative technology platform has the promise to substitute traditional vacuum PE-CVD technology, substitution affects reduction of raw material (precursor) usage and CO2 emissions with more than 90%.