Self-Sustaining Cleaning Technology for Safe Water Supply and Management in Rural African Areas

A research project focused on water disinfection in rural areas has started in 2016 with participants from South Africa, Mozambique, Spain, Italy and Germany (11 partners). CONDIAS GmbH, Itzehoe and Fraunhofer IST, Braunschweig are the German partners within this project, which is funded by the European Union (Program: Horizon 2020). The goal of the project is to develop a complete water treatment system which adapts pretreatment procedures and a new electrolytic system based on carbon electrodes which is suitable for the water treatment of surface and ground waters in South Africa and Mozambique. The project will last for 3.5 years, the budget is 2.9 Mio. €.

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Participants

  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Koordinator) – Germany
  • CONDIAS GmbH – Germany
  • Università degli Studi di Ferrara – Italy
  • Universidad de Castilla La Mancha – Spain
  • Advance Call (Pty) Ltd (AC) – South Africa
  • NVirtual Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd – South Africa
  • Tshwane University of Technology – South Africa
  • Stellenbosch University – South Africa
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – South Africa
  • Salomon Lda – Mosambique