DEVELOPMENT OF FUNCTIONAL MICRO- & MESOPOROUS HYBRID MATERIALS FOR TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

Abstract: 

POROTECH aims at the development of novel Functionalised Micro/Mesoporous Hybrid Materials (FMMHM) and membranes for catalytic & environmental technologies, including pilot scale up.

The proposal is organized in 9 workpackages, properly interlinked according to the Project's objectives, the complementary expertise/competence of 4 collaborating Research_Groups and a Rehabilitated Scientist (T. Prisner).

  1. Synthesis of functional groups, preparation of porous matrices and FMMHMs consisting of 1a) an inorganic matrix. 1b) multifunctional organic moieties covalently attached on the porous matrix.
  2. Development of membranes from the FMMHMs.
  3. Physical & Chemical characterization of FMMHMs & membranes.
  4. Evaluation-Parametrisation-Optimisation: 4a) as catalysts: for (i) oxidation catalysts of phenols, pesticides, halogenated organics. (ii) oxidation catalysts of industrial hydrocarbons [alkenes,alkanes]. 4b) remediation of waters by adsorption of heavy-metals or organic pollutants. 4c) recovery of high-added-value ions (Li).
  5. Scale-up applications using FMMHMs in columns or membranes.
  6. Theoretical modeling. Structure-Function Relationships [SFR] will be explored using Surface Complexation Modeling, DFT, Monte Carlo & Molecular Dynamics.
  7. Life-Cycle Assessment & Green Chemistry Metrics for FMMHM.
  8. Dissemination of Results and Project management.

Expected results:

  • Production of Purpose-designed novel FMMHMs and membranes with controlled properties at the molecular level.
  • Formation of data-base/parametrisation of mechanical, physicochemical properties, detection of active intermediates during catalytic cycling (operando).
  • efficient catalysis of environmental pollutants, catalysis of substrates of industrial interest, efficient filters for heavy-metal remediation, efficient Li-uptake in competition with abound sea ions (Na).
  • Life-Cycle-Assessment, Environmental-Risk-Assessment for the FMMHMs.
  • SFR for the FMMHMs via theoretical modeling.

Project info

Acronym:
POROTECH
Coordinating Institution:
University of Ioannina
Scientific Coordinator:
Deligiannakis Yiannis
Research Team 2 Leader:
Karakassides Michael
Research Team 3 Leader:
Koutselas Ioannis
Research Team 4 Leader:
Katsaros Fotios

Stats

I.D.:
954
Mis:
375653
Duration (months):
36
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΩΖ9-ΝΛΟ

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