Welcome to the Project website of CeraWater.
The EU-Project entitled: “Fouling resistant ceramic honeycomb nanofilters for efficient water treatment” started on February 1, 2012 and had a duration of 36 months.
Ceramic membranes are characterized by a high chemical and thermal stability and high permeate fluxes. On the other hand ceramic membranes are characterized by a lower membrane area per membrane element and a higher membrane price per membrane area. The main challenge of CeraWater was the development of a ceramic honeycomb nanofiltration membrane with strongly increased membrane area and strongly decreased membrane price per membrane area.
Membrane supports and active membrane layers (selective, anti fouling) were developed further by materials specialists. Partners active in water treatment and process technology sector tested extensively and applied the membranes in filtration processes with different types of water. The characterized properties helped membrane developers to improve membrane characteristics. Furthermore the membranes were evaluated in a techno-economical way.
|The CeraWater consortium consists of 8 partners from 4 European countries. |