WP1- Synthesis, characterization, and optimization of perovskite nanopowders.
Objective. Synthesis of optimized perovskite nanopowders active as thermocatalyst for the coating monolithic SiC flat sheet membranes Description. CNR will synthesize the perovskite nanopowders based on the target chemical composition Sr0.85Ce0.15FeO3-x (SF). CNR, in synergy UNITO and AAU, will characterize the perovskite nanopowders and optimize their morphology, chemical composition, and surface behaviors as a function of their thermo-catalytic performance. This WP will be developed in conjunction with WP2 and WP3 and WP5 development, taking into consideration: the nanopowder activity, the amounts of nanopowders to be produced per batch, and the nano-safety issues. The development and upscale of the SCS synthesis process will be developed in strict connection with other partners operating in this and other WPs (LQT, BRD (BIU), UTECH, AAU)in order to enable industrial-scale synthesis. In particular, BRD (and BIU) will provide input related to the perovskite coating, to allow selecting the perovskite nanopowders features that are more advantageous for a better coating on SiC monoliths; AAU will perform lab-scale catalytic tests on the SF nanopowders with improved features in order to assess the thermocatalytic activity; LQT will provide select the SiC membranes that best match with the nanopowders and with their coating process.
WP2- Development, and optimization of SiC membranes and coating recipes.
Objective 1. Specify the optimal sonochemical coating recipe to deposit perovskite thermocatalytic nanoparticles on SiC monolith substrate and identify the processing parameter to be monitored, with the specification of sonotrodes.
Objective 2. Design and development of SIC porous membranes suitable for, coating process development and for final beta testing of the pilot units for water purification; obtain the optimal sonochemical coating recipe to deposit thermo-catalytic perovskite NPs on SiC membrane and identify the processing parameter to be monitored for the industrial up-scaled unit.
WP3- Manufacturing of the perovskite NPs synthesis- and of the sonochemical coating- upscaled units.
Objective. Design, develop and manufacture the industrial-scale perovskite nanopowder production and sonochemical functionalization pilot unit for depositing perovskite MPs on SiC monolith membranes for water filtration.
WP4- Process testing and validation, product qualification, and sustainability assessment.
Objective. Qualification of the process and of the products, correlation of functionalities obtained by sonication process with the industrial scale coating unit process parameters to optimize industrial-scale process recipes.
WP5- Business development and commercialization plan.
Objective. Development of the business plan and commercialization plans, based on updated market data and on specific costing and sustainability assessment based on real industrial scale functionalization process.
WP6- Management and Coordination.
Objective. Guarantee the achievements of the whole project objectives through a transparent, efficient, and effective technical and administrative management of the project. Promote the exchange of information among partners and efficient coordination of activities, overseeing the processes and tasks developed in compliance with the description of work. Monitor and assure the accomplishment of tasks and meeting of deliverables deadlines, verification of the project milestones achievement. Oversee the due balance in resources allocation and the proportionality in resources allocation to the actual effort. Support the communication process internally in the Consortium and disseminate results outside the consortium by providing the due communication of publishability or patentability. Implement the exploitation plan towards product commercialization and stimulate the market for future uptake of the multifunctional filtration membranes for CECs abatement.