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Painting with catalysts: Nano-engineered materials for detoxifying water by use of sunlight
Date:2/20/2013

Our ultimate goal is to implement the newly developed photocatalysts into a liquid paint," Radim Bernek says. "Photoreactors painted with that liquid can be used, for example, for water decontamination in remote rural areas of Vietnam."

Collaborators

"4G-PHOTOCAT "allies the expertise of seven academic and three industrial partners from five European countries and two Southeast Asian countries. At the RUB, Prof. Dr. Radim Bernek collaborates with Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer (Inorganic Chemistry II), Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler, and Dr. Jennifer Strunk (Industrial Chemistry). The international collaborators include scientists from the University College London, J. Heyrovsk Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague, Jagiellonian University Krakow, University of Helsinki, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and Hanoi University of Agriculture. Furthermore, industrial partners from Finland (Picosun), Czech Republic (Advanced Materials), and Vietnam (Q&A) have joined the team.


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Contact: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Radim Bernek
radim.beranek@rub.de
49-234-322-9431
Ruhr-University Bochum
Source:Eurekalert

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