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The SOLARDETOX Technology

Blanco, Julian and Malato, Sixto and Fernández, Pilar and Vidal, Alfonso and Morales, Angel and Trincado, Pablo and de Oliveira, Joao and Minero, Claudio and Musci, Mirella and Casale, Christian and Brunotte, Martin and Tratzky, Stephan and Dischinger, Norbert and Funken, Karl-Heinz and Sattler, Christian and Vincent, Martin and Collares-Perreira, Manuel and Mendes, Joao Farinha and Rangel, C. Maria (2000) The SOLARDETOX Technology. In: 10th SolarPACES International Symposium on Solar Thermal Concentration Technologies, pp. 201-208. The Meetings Manager Pty Ltd. 10th SolarPACES International Symposium on Solar Thermal Concentration Technologies „Solar Thermal 2000“, 2000-03-08 - 2000-03-10, Sydney (Australien).

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A European industrial consortium, denominated SOLARDETOX, has been created to the design, manufacturing and in situ installation and set-up of turnkey plants to the treatment of hazardous and non-biodegradable water contaminants using solar light. The process is based on the solar photocatalytic mineralization of organic compounds dissolved in water and it is addressed to the treatment of persistent industrial contaminants. This Consortium has addressed and performed a comprehensive research and technological development to obtain a State of the Art technology, which has been validated with the construction of a full demonstration plant at one of the partner installations. The SOLARDETOX® technology intends to be an important breakthrough in the implementation of solar chemistry technology, making available a specific solar technology to carry out water treatment processes that did not exist commercially. To this end, it has been designed with full automatic systems and minimum operation and maintenance requirements. The technology is based on the simple, inexpensive and efficient CPC (Compound Parabolic Concentrator) non concentrating solar collector technology, which seems one of the best technological solutions to Solar Detoxification Systems as static collectors can capture the diffuse UV sunlight as well as the direct beam. This development is based on the experiences carried out by CIEMAT at Plataforma Solar de Almería installations. Initial market analyses show a promising number of possible applications to this remarkable environmental technology, which can destroy many of the most problematic persistent organic pollutants. These analyses also show that this technology could be fully competitive against conventional wastewater treatment processes.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:The SOLARDETOX Technology
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Blanco, JulianCIEMAT
Malato, SixtoCIEMAT
Fernández, PilarCIEMAT
Vidal, AlfonsoCIEMAT
Morales, AngelCIEMAT
Trincado, PabloHIDROCEN
de Oliveira, JoaoAOSOL
Minero, ClaudioUniversità di Torino
Musci, MirellaENEL
Casale, ChristianENEL
Brunotte, MartinSchott Rohrglas
Tratzky, StephanSchott Rohrglas
Dischinger, NorbertSchott Rohrglas
Funken, Karl-HeinzUNSPECIFIED
Sattler, ChristianUNSPECIFIED
Vincent, MartinEcoSystem
Collares-Perreira, ManuelINETI
Mendes, Joao FarinhaINETI
Rangel, C. MariaINETI
Date:8 March 2000
Journal or Publication Title:10th SolarPACES International Symposium on Solar Thermal Concentration Technologies
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 201-208
Lovegrove, KeithUNSPECIFIED
Meike, WolfgangUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:The Meetings Manager Pty Ltd
Keywords:SOLARDETOX, water detoxification, solar, photocatalysis, persistent contaminants
Event Title:10th SolarPACES International Symposium on Solar Thermal Concentration Technologies „Solar Thermal 2000“
Event Location:Sydney (Australien)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2000-03-08 - 2000-03-10
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:E SF - Solar research (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Solare Stoffumwandlung (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Thermodynamics > Solar Research
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Christian Sattler
Deposited On:09 Aug 2007
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:25

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