Advanced technologies for treatment of industrial and coastal waters of the Mediterranean Related Projects

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A literature survey reveals the presence of high levels of persistent organic pollutants (Pop?s) and toxic inorganic species (phosphates and toxic metal captions) in the Coastal areas of Mediterranean Countries due to the discharge of industrial wastewater to the sea without treatment: As a result, public health and aquatic life have been seriously affected. Thus, following the selection of 3 pilot zones in Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon, this proposal aims to develop novel technological approaches (making use of regional resources) for industrial (prevention) and coastal (remediation) water treatments with higher degree of efficiency than existing ones. Advanced water technologies are a specific measure addressed in the Call (INCO 2002-B.1.3). These treatments are based on(i) the production of easily recyclable and low cost receptors grafted into regional silicates (modified silicates) for the removal of phosphates and Pop?s from industrial and coastal waters of the Mediterranean Region,(ii) the use of soil-applied mobilised receptors aiming to enhance the uptake of toxic metal captions by regional plants. These objectives are to be fulfilled as follows.


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