Removal of pesticides in drinking water by novel use of AOPs and nanofiltration

Project Details

Description

The access to clean drinking water is by many considered a universal human right; however, today large parts of the drinking water sources around the world have become polluted with chemicals foreign to the environment, known as xenobiotics. Even a country like Denmark that prides itself of not having to clean its drinking water, is having issues with contamination of groundwater resources with especially pesticides.
The purpose of the PhD project is to develop a technique for removal of pesticdes from drinking water. This is to be achivied through a novel combination of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) and nanofiltration. AOPs covers a wide range a techniques, which form highly reactive hydroxyl radicals that are very effective for degrading pollutants. Pesticides are usually present in very low concentrations, and to avoid having to treat very large amounts of water with energy consuming AOPs, nanofiltration could be an effective methods for upconcentrating the pesticides in a more manageable volume of water.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/09/201130/08/2014

Activities

  • 1 Talks and presentations in private or public companies

Removal of organic micropollutants from drinking water by electrochemistry: Experience obtained with pesticide residue BAM

Jens Muff (Speaker)

29 Jan 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Research Output

Addition of Adsorbents to Nanofiltration Membrane to Obtain Complete Pesticide Removal

Madsen, H. T., Ammi-said, A., Van der Bruggen, B. & Søgaard, E. G., 2015, In : Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 226, 6, p. 1-12 160.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Reduction in energy consumption of electrochemical pesticide degradation through combination with membrane filtration

Madsen, H. T., Søgaard, E. G. & Muff, J., 2015, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 276, p. 358-364

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 20 Citations (Scopus)

    Removal of organic micropollutants from drinking water by electrochemistry: Experience obtained with pesticide residue BAM

    Muff, J., Madsen, H. T. & Søgaard, E. G., 29 Jan 2015, Book of abstract of the 9th Annual Meeting of DWF. p. 13 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearch

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    Press / Media

    Weekend med Torben Ølholm

    Henrik Tækker Madsen

    04/05/2013

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