4. Clean Water
This research aims to develop nanotechnology-based solutions for the efficient and economical production of clean and healthy drinking water from different sources. These solutions not only recognise visible and previously known contaminants but also unknown ones in particular. The applications are mainly in water desalination, water disinfection, water reuse and water safety. Nanotechnology makes it possible to convert contaminated surface water in water of the desired quality, for example. Membranes filter dust particles, micro-organisms and organic material from the water. Nanotechnology makes it possible to produce pores in these ultra-fine membranes with even greater precision, so that almost one hundred percent of micro-organisms is removed.
The following programme falls under this theme:
4A - Nanotechnology in water applications - Prof. dr. ir. R.G.H. Lammertink (UT)