Visit of the Prime Minister of Greece Mr. K. Mitsotakis to CERTH facilities and his informing on the innovative research objects of the NRRE laboratory
The Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. K. Mitsotakis, visited the facilities of the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) in Thessaloniki on Monday 10th of April, where he was informed about the scientific achievements and the research objects of all the CERTH Institutes.
Among the rest, the Prime Minister was informed about innovative technologies in the field of environment. More specifically, he was given a demonstration of operation of the Photocatalytic Membrane Reactor Pilot Unit Prototype, which was designed and constructed at the Natural Resources and Renewable Energies laboratory (NRRE) of the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), for which he stated that he was particularly impressed.
The hybrid Photocatalytic Membrane Reactor (PMR) pilot unit can achieve the purification of drinking water and the decontamination of municipal wastewater and/or industrial effluents from toxic micropollutants by combining two processes; i.e. heterogeneous photocatalysis and ultrafiltration. In particular, PMR technology can remove recalcitrant, non-biodegradable and dangerous for human health and the environment organic (e.g. pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, detergents, solvents, dyes, etc.) and inorganic (e.g. heavy metals, hexavalent chromium, nitrates, etc.) contaminants, aiming at the production of drinking water, at the safe disposal of treated effluents in water bodies and/or at the reuse as irrigation or process water, in accordance with the principles of the European Green Deal and the Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) strategy.
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