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Research + Development


uviblox®-Technology has a strong committment to scientific R&D projects. It is involved in several research projects and actively enhances further development of innovative waste water and exhaust gas purification systems.

 

 

Nanotechnology Research

Industrially produced nanoparticles have enormeous potential for a variety of products. Their characteristics are a rewarding challenge for contaminant removal purposes. In the view of the effects that these particles might have on humans and the environment however, a lot of research work must be done.

 

Currently 3 projects are underway in cooperation with well-known research institutes and various partners from industry. The end of these efforts is a sustainable use of the potentials arising from nanotechnology in the field of contaminant removal from water and gas.

 

The projects are patronized by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German "Gesellschaft für zentrale Innovationsprogramme für den Mittelstand (ZIM) respectively.

 

 

Current Projects


bioblox

bioblox is a cooperation project of IBL Umwelt- und Biotechnik GmbH, Heidelberg and DVGW - Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW), Karlsruhe, Germany for a period of three years (2013-2015).

The focus is on investigating the potential of a combined application of UV-technology and conventional biological degradation for waste gas purification.

 


nanoblox II - Process Development

IBL GmbH and IUTA as project partners initiated the development of a comprehensive process for waste gas treatment by UV-oxidation and UV-catalysis in combination with adsorptive accumulation- or strorage units. The main focus of research is on energy and cost efficiancy.


Micropollutants

Persistent substances like pharmaceutical products or EDTA in surface waters have already become a matter of growing concern, especially in terms of drinking water treatment.

 

The overall objective of the cooperating project partners IBL and IUTA ist the development of a technology which combines photocatalysis, photooxidation and UV-ozonisation for the elimination of anthropogenic micropollutants from domestic and industrial waste water.


Fe-NANOSIT

Iron-based nanoparticles and nano-composite structures for the removal of contaminants from groundwater and waste water.

 

A cooperation project with the Helmholz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung Leipzig, Germany (UFZ) and other partners from science and industry.

Completed Projects


NanoAqua

Development of innovative nano-biocomposite materials and processes for photocatalytic purification of water.

 

A cooperation project with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany.


nanoblox

Exhaust gas purification by Nanotechnology and Photooxidation Technology for VOC-reduction and odor elimination.

 

Cooperation project with the Institut für Energie- und Umwelttechnik (IUTA) in Duisburg, Germany.

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