Joint Operational Programme Romania - Republic of Moldova 2014-2020
Title of the joint Action:
Advanced nanotechnology-based approaches to waste water purification from organic pollutants and their monitoring in water bodies
Duration: 18 months
Start date: 30.09.2020
Applicant (Lead Beneficiary):
Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies “D. Ghitu”
Project manager / Contact person:
Dr. Dmitri Dvornikov, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project partners/ Contact persons:
"Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati (Romania)
Dr. Maria Catalina Topa, e-mail: email@example.com
Public Association "National Environmental Center" (Republic of Moldova)
Ina Coseru, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research project 2 SOFT 1.2/139 “Advanced nanotechnology-based approaches to waste water purification from organic pollutants and their monitoring in water bodies” is implemented within the framework of the Joint Operational Programme Romania - Republic of Moldova 2014-2020, funded by the European Union.
General objective of the Project: Improvement of the quality of surface waters in the Lower Danube region, through improved monitoring of the quality of surface waters and development of new methods of treating municipal and industrial waste waters.
Specific objective 1: Strengthen monitoring of the quality of surface waters by reaching to polluting areas which were not yet monitored in the Lower Danube region
Specific objective 2: To develop new methods of purification of urban and industrial wastewater from organic pollutants, especially from phenolic compounds, and to patent a new developed method.
Specific objective 3: Expanding cooperation between research institutions from Romania and the Republic of Moldova to improve the state of the environment in the Lower Danube region and raise awareness of target groups and final beneficiaries about the results of the project.
The project is in line with general objective of the Romania - Republic of Moldova 2014-2020 Joint Operational Programme which aims to enhance the economic development and to improve the quality of life of the people in the Programme area through the fulfilment of the thematic objective 2 of the programme which aims to support education, research, technological development and innovation.
The Action aims to fill gaps and lack of scientific information regarding anthropogenic impact on the Lower Danube region and modern methods of minimizing the adverse impact on the environment.
Two research and education institutions will cooperate in the project from Romania and the Republic of Moldova. The Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies “D. Ghitu” is specialized in nanotechnology and will develop a new scientific method of treating waste waters from phenolic compounds, which are considered to be a very toxic pollutant of surface waters and very difficult to be eliminated during the treatment process. "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati covers a broad range of activities and in the project will monitor the quality of water in Lower Danube region.
A non-governmental organization from the Republic of Moldova is also involved in the project, which will upscale the results obtained and will reach out to a larger number of people in the Republic of Moldova and Romania to widely disseminate the project results.
Project partners work together, sharing knowledge and resources, providing information to the scientific community and general public about the results obtained in order to combat the pollution of water resources with toxic organic compounds, which has negative consequences for both the population and the environment.
Project target groups:
Research and educational institutions. Central and local public authorities. Competent authorities. Economic entities. Water operators. Civil society organizations. Mass media.
Project final beneficiaries:
Urban and rural population of partner countries and beyond. Public and business structures specialized in water treatment, fishery and fish farming, ecological agriculture, water treatment and conditioning, ecological agencies. Natural protected areas and reservations administration.