Project acronym : PCATDES
Project full title : Photocatalytic materials for the destruction of recalcitrant organic industrial waste
Call Identifier : FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6
Project Duration : 48 Months
Project Total Budget : 3,841.874 €
Project Website : http://www.pcatdes.com

The project aims to provide a cost effective solar powered method for mineralising the recalcitrant organic pollutants that biological methods cannot remove from waste-water from agricultural and seafood industries; particularly those situated in rural areas where power is scarce. The project unites cross disciplinary teams based in ASEAN and EU countries and the resulting sharing of expertise between centres of excellence will generate new knowledge on photocatalytic materials and processes.

1 Cardiff University /University /UK
2 Sampas Nanotechnology / SME /Turkey
3 University College London (UCL) /University /UK
4 Universität Rostock /University/ Germany
5 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) /University /Spain
6 University of Bath (UoB) /University /UK
7 National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) /Research institute /Thailand
8 Smart Nano /SME /Thailand
9 SIRIM Berhad /Research institute /Malaysia
10 Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) /Research institute /Vietnam
PCATDES. Successful Final Meeting & International Workshop for Euro Funded EU/ASEAN Photocatalysis Consortia in Hanois
A successful Final Meeting and an International Workshop took place from January 12th to 14th, 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam to conclude the EU funded PCATDES project.
PCATDES Will Hold an International Workshop at Hanoi, Vietnam on 13 January 2017
The European Commission Funded, FP7 PCATDES Project will hold an International Workshop at The Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam on 13 January 2017
PCATDES Starts Field Testing of Photocatalytic Reactors in South East Asia
The European Commission Funded, FP7 PCATDES Project has commenced Field Testing of its latest photocatalytic reactor in early December 2016. The Project’s objective is to research and create a solution with the eventual capability of providing an affordable, environmentally friendly and effective method of better cleaning up waste water produced by Food Industries.
PCATDES project is now entering its final period and the consortia held a successful 3rd annual review meeting at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“The Project involves 11 Organisations, each with their area of expertise, from 7 Countries namely: Germany; Malaysia: Spain; Thailand; Turkey; UK and Vietnam. All 11 organisations were represented in Malaysia at the Aloft Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 24th and 25th November 2015 and made a full contribution to proceedings
EU Funded PCATDES Project has completed its half-period with success
The PCATDES project reached the mid-point of its 4 year period in January 2015 and an Annual Review Meeting was held in Istanbul on 15th and 16th February 2015. The meeting allowed Partners to: demonstrate progress; discuss technical matters face to face; consider management issues and plan for a successful outcome in 2017.