One of the main problems associated with the implementation of membrane processes to water treatment is its exploitation cost and its environmental impact, which are greatly increased by fouling problems.

Project pBio4.0 – Preventing Biofouling in Membrane Systems, proposes a set of research and development activities, towards the prevention of Biofouling in Reverse one of the main problems associated with the implementation of membrane processes to water treatment is its exploitation cost and its environmental impact, which are greatly increased by fouling problems.

The Project pBio4.0 aims to develop an innovative technological solution based on a concept previously conceived and developed by the project team, the bHousing, which includes a specially designed casing and conceived to maximize the antimicrobial efficacy of the biocides anchored to solid supports (particles). The main goal is to create a new, unique and patentable product. In order to demonstrate the applicability and efficacy of the developed solution, the bHousing will be firstly installed and tested industrially on a water production.

Total Eligible Budget

516,748.73 €

INL Eligible Budget

161,379.56 €

Total Funding

335,892.43 €

INL Funding

121,034.67 €

Start Date

01-07-2018

End Date

29-06-2021

Type of action

SI – Projetos em Copromoção

Grant Agreement Id

POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033298

Funding Agency

COMPETE 2020

Programme

POCI – PROGRAMA OPERACIONAL COMPETITIVIDADE E INTERNACIONALIZAÇÃO

Funding Framework

PORTUGAL 2020

INL Role

Partner

Approval Date

28-02-2017

Intervention Region

Lisbon and North of Portugal