Home|Seeking project partners in Topic 1.1.1 RIA Sustainable groundwater management in water-stressed Mediterranean areas (Section 1). Reuse of wastewater in agriculture and clean energy production
Seeking project partners in Topic 1.1.1 RIA Sustainable groundwater management in water-stressed Mediterranean areas (Section 1). Reuse of wastewater in agriculture and clean energy production
Topic 1.1.1 RIA Sustainable groundwater management in water-stressed Mediterranean areas (Section 1)
Circular economy, Green Chemistry, Green Infrastructure, Purification of polluted water, Solar Energy systems, Solar cells, Valorization of wastewater, Waste water, Wastewater, Wastewater Treatment, advanced wastewater treatment, agricultural wastewater, emerging pollutant, hydrogen production, integrated waste mangment, photocatalysis, photoelectrochemistry, renewable energy, solar energy, renewable solutions, low carbon solutions, solar fuels, wastewater treatment,, wastewaters reuse, recycling and valorization, water splitting, • Agricultural energy management and renewable energy applications;, • Reuse of wastewater in agriculture;
We propose ourself as project leader and looking for partner to build up a consortium. We are interested in urban waste water treatment and its reuse in agriculture. Our Main targets will be the treatment of urban wastewater and purification from emerging pollutant using solar energy and producing solar fuels. Both treated waters and solar fuels will be reuse in agricultural application.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
The Solar Energy Research Centre of the University of Milano-Bicocca, MIB-SOLAR (http://www.mibsolar.mater.unimib.it/), is located in the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano – Bicocca. MIB-SOLAR is staffed by ca. 50 senior scientists and support technical and administrative personnel. The Department is able to offer theoretical and experimental expertise in the design, synthesis, and characterization of materials and devices for solar energy conversion. The Centre aims to fill the gap between academy and industry extending and creating activities with the highest and competitive quality standards. It promotes education activities to students and training of young researchers and experts on solar emerging technologies. The MIB-SOLAR centre owns a multiyear experience in dye-sensitized photovoltaics and production of solar fuels. In the field of solar production of hydrogen MIB-SOLAR has achieved a multiyear experience in the design and preparation of materials and devices for the photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting process. The heart of the MIB-SOLAR is a brand new laboratory space located on the ground level of the Department of Materials Science. The new labs provide state-of-the-art facilities for the fabrication and characterization of solar devices in approximately 1,000 square feet with a ISO7/ISO8 (class 10,000-100,000) cleanroom environment. The Department of Materials Science has been recently granted a large funding (MIUR Call 2017 “Departments of Excellence”) for the infrastructural development in the field of solar energy, which will permit to build a new large infrastructure (FLEXYLAB). It consists of a new laboratory of enabling technologies, flexible, with equipment specifically designed to allow cutting-edge diversified research lines in the solar energy field from TRL 0 to TRL≥4. Facilities are dedicated to the manufacture of strategic materials in energy field in a controlled environment and rigorous purification. This includes instrumentation for 2D patterning and implementation methods in 1D devices for the realization of materials in the form of fibers and nanofibers and nanowires. In addition, incorporating issues introduced by the Industry 4.0 strategy, the lab introduces infrastructures dedicated to additive manufacturing (3D printing).
Main facilities include: two clean-room laboratories (MIB-SOLAR and FLEXYLAB) with state-of-the-art facilities for solar energy and multi glove-boxes and dry-boxes; fully equipped laboratories for synthesis and characterization of organic, inorganic, and polymeric materials; fully equipped laboratories for electrochemical synthesis and investigation; different technologies for fabrication of thin films including robotic systems; photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical devices for production of hydrogen; measurement of photogenerated gasses; ABA grade solar simulators; interdepartmental microscopy centre (including SEM, STEM, confocal, and optical microscopy); atomic layer deposition.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth